Boston Herald columnist Jessica Heslam brought some fantastic information to the table recently regarding the respective fans bases of the Giants and Patriots. After we read the article, we immediately belted out a classic J. Peterman, "you see, now that's interesting writing!"
Let's take a look at what she dazzled us with:
Some 62 percent of Pats fans living in the Boston area earned a bachelor’s or postgraduate degree or have some higher-education experience, compared to 59 percent of Giants fans, according to the latest marketing data provided by the Nielsen Co., the TV ratings firm.
Shocking stuff here, we're guessing the guys sporting leather Giants sneakers and having knife fights in the upper tier are the ones without that elusive bachelor's degree. When she states "some higher education experience," she obviously means they have taken one class at Bunker Hill Community college. Kudos, that clearly makes Pats fans highly intelligent and thus, far superior.
Likewise, 72 percent of Pats fans live in homes worth north of $200,000, compared to 63 percent of Giants yahoos, the Nielsen data show.
How is this even possible? Find us a house anywhere near New York that's under $200,000 and we'll be very intrigued.
We drink Amstel Light, not Bud Light. Giants fans slug back lots of whiskey.
Not sure how this makes you better, it definitely makes you gayer.
We are likely to read connoisseur magazines like Wine Spectator. Gotham fans like to pig out on junk food like pretzels, chips and nuts. They’re also less likely to favor organic food than other New Yorkers.
Is this a weekend in the Hamptons or a fucking football game? Where are these opinions coming from? Have you ever left the 2 mile radius of Boston?
“Boston fans are much classier,” said Schuster, a real estate agent and software consultant who is heading out to Arizona for the Super Bowl. “Have you ever been to Yankee stadium? I mean, they boo their own players.”
Wait a second here, the only chant Boston fans know is "Yankees Suck" which they chant at EVERY sporting event. We have heard the brilliant Boston fans you mention above chant "Yankees suck" at a music concert and even a Patriots Super Bowl victory parade -- yeah, very classy.
“Bostonians, in general, are better educated,” Schuster added. “New Yorkers have to send their kids to Boston to educate them.”
Pretty sure that statement is pure opinion and there is zero evidence to back it up, but if you want a true test of education, let's compare SUNY schools to Mass state schools -- pretty sure ZooMass can't hold water to any SUNY school.
It’s also worth noting that the Patriots are an equal opportunity franchise, drawing more female fans than the competition. Nearly half of all Pats backers - about 43 percent - are women.
And let me tell ya, it is one busted bunch.
Thanks for informative piece, Jess, but you forgot to mention that 87% of Pats fans have been Pats fans since Adam Vinatieri kicked one through against the Rams and have no idea who Grogan, Mosi Tatupu, Hugh Millen and John Stephens are.
We don't need Nielsen to tell us that.