Poll: Readers favored Packers for title

Monday, January 21, 2008

There were only four left, and if polls are any indication, most readers of The Brazil Times favored the Green Bay Packers for this year's Super Bowl.

The Times asked its readers online "Who will win the upcoming Super Bowl?"

The four teams left, Green Bay, New England, San Diego and the New York Giants, all played Sunday for the right to earn a trip to the Super Bowl.

Incidently, Green Bay lost to the Giants in overtime, 23-20, while the Patriots knocked off San Diego, 21-12.

Of the four teams that remained, Green Bay received the most results as 77 readers (32.2 percent) said they believed the Packers would win the Super Bowl.

New England came in second, as 53 readers (22.2 percent) believe the Patriots will win. The Giants tallied 10.9 percent of the vote (26 readers). And despite beating the reigning Super Bowl Champs, the Indianapolis Colts, the San Diego Chargers finished with 4.2 percent of the vote (10 votes).

Readers also had the opportunity to respond to "It doesn't matter. My team is out of it." Of the 239 responders, 73 (30.5 percent) said it didn't matter who won the Super Bowl.

Seven readers also left comments regarding The Times' recent poll question.

One reader stated, "We hope it can be a back-to-back win for a Manning," as this reader is obviously pulling for the Giants.

Two other readers responded with, "Go Pack go!" In addition, another reader stated, "Packers all the way baby," while another stated, "At least no more Peyton commercials."

The Super Bowl will be played in Glendale, Ariz., this year and is scheduled for 6:17 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3.

The current poll question is, "Should the consequences of one's actions affect their job status, even if it is a one time offense?" Readers have two options to choose from, including:

* Yes, absolutely, or

* No, I don't think so.

Readers may also feel free to leave comments regarding the issue.

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