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Graphic: Middle America apparently really hates the Patriots for some reason

John Tomase
January 04, 2019 - 11:34 am

We expect the Patriots to be the most hated team in New York or Florida, but the heartland?

According to a graphic from the Heart of NFL Twitter account, and based on Twitter geotagging data, the Patriots are the most hated team in that giant swath of America that stretches from Utah and Wyoming to Iowa and Missouri.

The next most-hated team, at least in terms of geographical area, if not population -- there's an electoral college lesson in here somewhere -- would be the Eagles, who are hated by most of the Southwest.

No one's reach stretches further than New England's, though -- the Pats are also the most hated team in Hawaii and Alaska, too.