Feb 6, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the field before Super Bowl XLV between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

ESPN poll: Cowboys America's favorite team; Packers second


Do you think it matters to this young Packers fan, or any other Packers fan for that matter, that the most recent ESPN poll shows the Dallas Cowboys are the most popular team in America? Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Sometimes a poll is slanted toward a specific segment of society. Sometimes the numbers are simply fudged to get the results wanted.

Though I have no evidence whatsoever, I simply can’t believe this most recent poll set out by ESPN, that network that historically has been tilted toward Dallas. In fact, for every poll like this one that shows the Cowboys are America’s Team, I could probably find another that shows the Packers or the Giants or the Steelers are the country’s favorite football team.

I’m not a Cowboys hater or a Skip Bayless naysayer most of the time, but when I see polls like this it just turns my crank. First of all, polls like this mean absolutely nothing. Fans are fans and loyalty to a team isn’t something that is going to be swayed from one week to the next. If you’re a Cowboys fan, fine. Congratulations. If there are more of them than there are Packers or Giants fans, then that’s fine, too.

Just don’t go puffing out your chest … take a look at the scoreboard. The last time the Cowboys were in the Super Bowl was 1995. The Packers, Giants and Steelers have all dominated Super Bowls since then. And all of those teams have histories filled with tradition and championships.

Championships are what count … not how many claim to be a fan.

Anyway, Check out the site if you want to see where your team stands in this recent poll. BTW, if you’re a Jaguars fan you will probably be really disappointed.

The results are also below:

2012 fan survey of favorite teams
Rk
Team
Pct.
1
Cowboys
8.8
2
Packers
7.2
3
Giants
7.1
4
Steelers
7.1
5
Patriots
6.8
6
Bears
4.2
7
Saints
4.1
8
49ers
4.0
9
Eagles
3.9
10
Broncos
3.8
11
Colts
2.8
12
Raiders
2.5
13
Redskins
2.4
14
Vikings
2.2
15
Lions
2.2
16
Dolphins
1.9
17
Chiefs
1.6
18
Seahawks
1.6
19
Jets
1.5
20
Chargers
1.5
21
Browns
1.4
22
Bills
1.4
23
Ravens
1.3
24
Texans
1.2
25
Buccaneers
1.2
26
Falcons
1.2
27
Titans
1.1
28
Panthers
1.0
29
Cardinals
0.8
30
Bengals
0.8
31
Rams
0.7
32
Jaguars
0.4

 

 

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  • Taryn Miller

    If the Cowboy Cheerleaders were to vanish from the field…so would the top spot for the Cowboys as Americas’ Team,
     
    Point is,Packer Nation dominates and it doesn’t need to promote the wares of young women to entertain it’s fans on the field…we have football players that do it very well,unlike the Cowboys.
     
    What does it say when in Cowboy stadium,you can visit an Art gallery or watch a movie in lieu of watching the very thing your supposed to be there for…the game.
     
    I find it very hard to believe that the people voting are not basing it on the Cheerleaders and the diversions offered to keep you from watching them play and face reality.

  • apackphan

    Taryn, I must say I can’t disagree with you one bit. Your points are well taken. I had forgotten about the cheerleaders and their billion dollar monolith

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