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Which Football Fans Are More Tolerable? New York Jets Fans Vs. New England Patriots Fans

Last week, the Jets stifled the New England Patriots – something that wasn’t entirely unfamiliar in the Rex Ryan era. But after the game, things got nasty when a bunch of Jets fans and a bunch of Pats fans started throwing punches. Now, if you quizzed a number of NFL fans on who they’d prefer to win, they’d probably say “the meteor” because they hate both teams, but here at tale of the tape, we’re a little more even-handed. So who’s more tolerable: Jets fans or Pats fans? Let’s go to the tape.

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New York Jets

New England Patriots

Completely. Insufferable? Undeniably.
Heavens yes. He won’t shut up. Loudmouth Head Coach (That The Fans Love)? Sometimes snarky, but no.
Nah. Rexy seems all right. Just doesn’t know when to keep quiet. EVIL Head Coach (That The Fans Love)? Belichick might have demolished an orphanage before.
For sure. Irritating Quarterback That The Fans Won’t Shut Up About? Nooooooo doubt.
See photos above. First Thing You See When You Google Their Name? See photos above.
Probably losing back-to-back AFC Championships. Thing They Just Can’t Get Over? Probably losing two Super Bowls to the Giants.

We'll just call it a tie

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Edging out the Jets by a scarce 5-4 margin, the Patriots - just barely - take home the trophy of “more tolerable fans...sort of.” Of course, I myself am a Patriots fan, so I was never going to let New York take this, because I’m petty like that. Go Pats!
-Brian Cullen, CBS Local Sports contributor

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