How Much Do Colts Fans Hate the Patriots?

Monday, January 16th, 2012

I found this map amusing.

(Disclosure: I’m a Colts fan. Sadly, I think the Patriots have the best chance to win the Super Bowl. I still voted for the Giants.)


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33 Responses to “How Much Do Colts Fans Hate the Patriots?”

  1. #1 |  CalebT | 

    I got hopes for a 49ers-Ravens Super Bowl. Tough defenses, QBs looking for their signature moment, and best of all sibling rivalry with the Harbough brothers.

  2. #2 |  JC | 

    Do I ever hate Jim Harbaugh. I hope the Niners crash and burn soon.

  3. #3 |  Carl-Bear | 

    I stopped following pro sports a long time ago, but generally I can’t help soaking up some data from sheer media over-exposure. Still…

    Who/what the hell are the Ravens?

  4. #4 |  CalebT | 

    One good thing to love about the Patriots, their owner Robert Kraft privately financed the construction of Gillette Stadium.

    How about cheer for anti-corporate welfarism? Hooray!…Ehhh, nope, still can’t cheer for the Pats.

  5. #5 |  CalebT | 


    They’re the Baltimore team…Nope, not the Colts; they moved to Indy…They’re the NEW Baltimore team…Except, that they were originally the Cleveland Browns…Who moved to Baltimore to become the Ravens…But then there’s the NEW Browns…Fuck it.

  6. #6 |  Carl-Bear | 

    @#5 CalebT,

    waitaminnit… You mean someone conned Baltimore into paying for the Browns (the BROWNS?!) to relocate there… and didn’t even get the NAME? And someone else conned Cleveland into springing for more “Browns”?

    Man… And I thought the Rams put a good one over on St. Louis.

  7. #7 |  SilentRat | 

    I read this blog almost every day and just found out you’re a Colts fan. That’s a major plus one in my book, considering up until they moved it back I was a permanent fixture at training camp in Terre Haute during the summers. So thank you Radley Balko, for continuing to be a bastion of sanity in this cold, cruel world.

  8. #8 |  Cynical in New York | 

    I’m a Jets fan so I hate the Giants, Ravens and Patriots. I hope the 49ers destroy the Giants on Sunday but if the Pats are in the Super Bowl they’re going to win.

  9. #9 |  edmund dantes | 

    Silentrat… you must have started reading more recently. About 3-4 years ago Radley used to be a lot more vocal about his allegiance. Especially during the height of the Pats-Colts rivalry. Which I want the Colts back so it can be re-ignited.

  10. #10 |  edmund dantes | 

    Good for you Cynical. At least you aren’t one of those douche-bag fans that says “I’m a fan of the Giants and Jets” or “I am a fan of the Yankees and Mets”. What posers!!

  11. #11 |  Jack | 

    Why wouldn’t Colts fans root for Eli?

  12. #12 |  crmj | 

    If I am reading this figure correctly, the world’s oceans think the Pats will take it.

  13. #13 |  David | 

    I’m rooting for the Niners just to see David Akers get a ring.

  14. #14 |  Rod Flash | 

    @crmj – That’s the was I read it too. But Asia and Australia don’t seem to have an opinion.

  15. #15 |  Rod Flash | 

    way, not was

  16. #16 |  Lori Wilson | 

    I’ve been a Niners fan since the days, before Walsh, Montana, etc when you could drive up to Candlestick and buy a ticket for a good seat 5 minutes before kickoff. Enjoyed the good years, suffered through the post Young horribles, and am pleasantly surprised by Harbaugh/Smith. Go Niners!

  17. #17 |  jrb | 

    Some of us would rather root for Jim Harbaugh than Peyton’s little brother.

    Anyway, it’s a pretty close vote right now:
    32% 49ers
    30% Giants
    28% Patriots
    10% Ravens

  18. #18 |  Pi Guy | 

    Go Ravens!!!

    Balto will have their hands full but NE’s defense is really suspect. If Ravens can hold the ball and keep Brady off the field (ala NYG-GB game), it could be a grind, which favors the Ravens. NE’s not built for grinding it out.

    BTW: NE has not beaten a team this year with a winning record and only two against 8-8 teams – and both of those were against Denver. I’m not giving this one to the Ravens but, you have to admit, that makes the 13-3 record seem a little suspect.

  19. #19 |  Aresen | 

    This is kinda like picking your favorite prosecutor from last week’s list.

  20. #20 |  Legate Damar | 

    @ Pi Guy:

    8-8 teams the Pats have beaten this year:
    Jets (twice)
    Denver (twice)

    But your more damning point about them being 0-2 against teams with winning records still stands.

  21. #21 |  Rob Robertson | 

    @crmj – Normally the oceans would go with the Dolphins, I’m guessing.

  22. #22 |  CyniCAl | 

    The officiating during the Giants/Packers game yesterday was so atrocious that I strongly suspect corruption.

    That opinion was validated by the little tidbit of information that referee Bill Leavy is a former San Jose police officer.

    There is literally no limit on how much of a total fucking asshole a cop can be. FUCK ALL COPS.

    And if corrupt NFL officials can’t stop the Giants from beating their favorites, then there’s no stopping the Giants from winning the Super Bowl.

  23. #23 |  Xenocles | 

    As a Pats fan I used to be into the Colts rivalry, but the Colts’ awful season and the existence of Rex Ryan have made it easy for the more traditional Jets hatred to become dominant.

  24. #24 |  Mary | 

    Pats fans don’t hate the Colts. We have enjoyed a decade of a great rivalry, with a ton of respect flowing both ways. We do, however, hate the Jesters.

    Kinda hoping for an ’07 SB rematch myself – with a different outcome!

  25. #25 |  Brian | 

    It’s interesting that the most pro-49’er state is Utah, even more so than California (51% vs. 48% as I write). Must be the residual Steve Young effect even after all these years.

  26. #26 |  Mattocracy | 

    The Giants are going to the Super Bowl and they will win. Every team that beats the Falcons in the playoffs wins the Super Bowl.

  27. #27 |  bacchys | 

    It’s unfortunate you’re an Irsay fan. That’s the only team I root for injury, having been born and raised a Colts fan.

    The Pats will be tough, but the Ravens can win in Foxboro. They did it in ’09, and they match up as well as anybody against the Pats. They have the depth in the secondary to play the press coverage the Steelers did to beat the Pats earlier this year.

    Here’s hoping for ugly weather in Foxboro next Sunday! I’d love to see a freezing cold rain.

    Go Ravens!

  28. #28 |  Ben | 

    @27 – I wouldn’t hang my hat on that game in ’09 just yet. Brady still wasn’t himself in ’09, and the Pats were without Welker, and they hadn’t drafted Gronkowski and Hernandez yet (who are 2 of the 5 best TEs in the league, if you ask me). This is a much more explosive team than the one you saw in ’09 (on offense, at least). Yes, the Pat’s D is terrible, though.

  29. #29 |  Aresen | 

    I am pinning all my hopes on an asteroid hitting Indianapolis around 1700 hrs local time Feb 5/12.

    Yes, I hate the Stuporbowl that much.

  30. #30 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    remember when the Colts were good?

  31. #31 |  DarkEFang | 

    Really? Hoosiers hate the Patriots that much? Surely I’m not the only person from here who grew up rooting for the Boston sports teams because of the Larry Bird connection? Of course, I live on the border with Kentucky, which means that nobody here talks about anything except UofL vs. UK basketball.

  32. #32 |  witless chum | 

    I’d think Colts fans still have warm feelings for Harbaugh?

  33. #33 |  Dan | 

    The Patriots have to get by Baltimore which will not be easy for them. The Giants would be extremely difficult for them to beat. I grew up in New England when the Patriots were brand new and most were still NY Giants fans; I like both teams but I think NY will win if they make it to the SB.