Okay, I know I’m going to get a lot of flack here for even writing about this, but I’m not doing it to set up tension or start serious controversy. With the whole “deflategate” and “spygate” issues spanning the media, the Patriots have become the team to hate and to route against. I can almost see why because the media has made it so easy to hate them. They don’t have a perfect track record and they have made some mistakes in the past, so it’s easy to pin more things on them. But, so have the Seahawks (remember the Adderall issue, anyone?).
I rooted for the Seahawks last year because I couldn’t stand the thought of the Broncos/Manning winning. I really don’t mind them as a team (except I can’t stand Richard Sherman and his attitude). But to me, a born and raised New Englander, the Patriots will always be my boys and I will always be their number one fan.