The Super Bowl is almost here once again, and the Falcons … well, they’ve long since packed up their lockers until next fall. Atlanta has plenty of transplants, so there may be plenty of New Yorkers or New Englanders for whom that’s no big deal. (For those non-football fans among us: The game will be between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.) But it leaves those of us who live here with a dilemma: which team to root for?
What's your rooting interest in the Super Bowl?
Total Voters: 45
Go for the champion from your team’s conference? (For Falcons fans, that would be the Giants.) Root for a favorite player? Maybe it’s the team that has one or more players from your college team of choice. (UGA fans: That’d be the Giants, who have running back D.J. — formerly Danny — Ware. Tech fans have ex-Jacket Gary Guyton playing linebacker for the Patriots. Everyone else: Do your own research.)
How about politics? While both New York and Massachusetts are all but assured of going in Barack Obama’s column this fall, the Democratic candidate has a much better chance when the Super Bowl is won by an NFC team (3-4 in those years) than an AFC team (1-3). So maybe Republicans ought to pull for the Patriots and Democrats for the Giants.
Or maybe you’re just hoping for a good, close game.
In any case, that’s this week’s Poll Position. Whatever your choice, register it in the nearby poll and in the comments thread below.
– By Kyle Wingfield