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We are just days from Super Bowl 47. Thought this would be a good excuse to get a general sense of allegiances of members of this community.
Which NFL team do folks generally root for on BN? Do you have a favorite team? No secret that many of us on the frontpage are partial to the 49ers. But we would love to get an idea what other teams' fanbases are prominently represented on BN.
Ravens don't get a lot of love on the frontpage but they do have a Bruin representing in their roster. We have taken note of Bruin alum/Raven LB Brendon Ayanbadejo's courage in speaking up for equality in Maryland. Yahoo!'s Michael Silver has a really heart warming story on Brendon, who is awaiting a heart surgery for his son:
[A]s he soaks up the spotlight and cherishes his professional success, Ayanbadejo is anxiously awaiting a far more important - and scary - event: Sometime this spring his 22-month-old son, Amadeus Prime, will undergo major surgery to correct a congenital heart condition known as Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). Until that daunting medical procedure to address the hole in his son's heart is successfully completed, Ayanbadejo won't truly feel like a winner.
"Really, nothing else is important," Ayanbadejo told Y! Sports. "This is one of the biggest weeks of my life - it's the pinnacle of professional greatness - but if he's not healthy, then there is no greatness. After the operation, then I'll really celebrate."
Good luck Brendon. Well not so much on Sunday, after that.
As for the Niners enjoy this video:
Closing with a poll below that lists all teams from the West Coast, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots (for you bandwagoners ... j/k). Who is your favorite team and why? Vote and share in the comment thread.
Who is your favorite NFL team
San Diego Chargers (20 votes)
San Francisco 49ers (52 votes)
Oakland Raiders (20 votes)
Seattle Seahawks (8 votes)
Denver Broncos (5 votes)
Dallas Cowboys (5 votes)
Green Bay Packers (9 votes)
New England Patriots (3 votes)
Other (56 votes)
None (16 votes)
194 total votes