The other day, as I was doing pushups at the request of Blake Lively, I was informed of the existence of something called The Hollywood Reporter and a recent survey it conducted regarding Super Bowl XLV. According to the people harassed by THR, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is the most disliked player taking the field on Sunday, much to the disappointment of Green Bay Packers long snapper Dickish McPunchyourmom.
But despite being the Super Bowl’s most hated player, Big Ben still only ranks 4th overall in terms of the NFL’s most hated. Taking the top prize is Brett Favre, followed by Michael Vick and Tom Brady. So if you’re keeping score at home, that’s: 1) Penis texting, 2) Dog killing, 3) Leaving a pregnant hot actress for a Victoria’s Secret model, and 4) Alleged sexual assault.
So how do us men feel about the big day itself, Hollywood Reporter?
A further finding in the poll shows that the Super Bowl is the second most important day in an American male’s life during the year. The poll results show that men get excited for the Super Bowl more than any other day, with the exception of Christmas, and look forward to it more than their anniversary, birthday or Thanksgiving.
What, no Nudie Magazine Day?
The majority of Americans also apparently believe that the Steelers-Packers matchup is the best option out of the four teams that played for conference titles, so suck on that toe of truth, Rex Ryan. Fans also claim that Fox is their preferred network for watching the Super Bowl, which means they know how to drown out Joe Buck, and 70% of people surveyed said they are watching for the game and not the ads. That includes women, which is odd because I don’t have a TV in my kitchen.
Also, because it matters, Democrats seem to favor the Steelers and Republicans are cheering for the Packers. As for choosing a winner, 45% of Americans are pulling for the Packers while 39% are pulling for the Steelers. The other 16% are just excited to watch “Glee”.