Poll: Patriots still reign supreme as America’s least favorite NFL team
In the midst of the Deflategate saga last year, the Patriots passed the Cowboys as America’s most disliked NFL team. Not surprisingly, a run to the Super Bowl hasn’t changed things.
For the second year in a row, New England was tabbed as least favorite squad by the most respondents in an annual football-centric survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, although the margin over Dallas has tightened since last year’s poll.
As for the question of whether Lady Gaga was a good choice to perform during halftime of the Super Bowl, the survey broke down along notably partisan lines. While 45 percent overall opted for good to 38 percent who gave the thumbs-down, just 32 percent of Donald Trump voters were pro-Gaga, compared with 57 percent of Hillary Clinton voters.
The Cowboys, you see, have this wide receiver named Cole Beasley, and with 11:46 remaining in the game and Dallas ahead 16-3 with the ball on its 24-yard line, quarterback Dak Prescott looked to his left and fired it in Beasley’s direction. What happened next will show up on every highlight reel of the 2017 season and may haunt the dreams of singed cornerback Eli Apple.
Coming into the game, Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (who was out with an ankle injury) and the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant had gotten all the attention �� especially Beckham, what with all the drama about whether he could or could not play.
He’s not the only one who can catch footballs I guess, Beasley said after the game (via the Dallas Morning News). I never want to act surprised when I catch the ball. That’s what you’re supposed to do.
Even Bryant thought it was the catch of the year �� so far.