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  • BetOnline.ag tracked more than 400,000 tweets from the preseason through the first six weeks of the regular season.
  • The site measured the number of tweets containing taunts and other derogatory comments leveled at a particular team in each state.
  • Dallas comfortably collected the most states, with eight.

The Dallas Cowboys are the most hated team in the NFL, according to a study tracking trash talking posts on social media.

BetOnline.ag reportedly tracked more than 400,000 tweets from the preseason through the first six weeks of regular season contests and measured the number of tweets containing taunts and other derogatory comments leveled at a particular team, according to The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The data was then broken down to reflect the number of “hate tweets” per state targeting a particular team. Dallas comfortably collected the most states, with eight — a majority in the Northeast, where the team's division rivals are located. 

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The defending Super Bowl-champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by legendary quarterback Tom Brady, tied for second most hated team with the Green Bay Packers, each earning six states. 

The Las Vegas Raiders and the Philadelphia Eagles rounded out the top five most hated teams with five and four states respectively. 

Three organizations sat at the bottom of the list as the least hated teams with one state apiece: the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Wisconsin, home of Chicago’s arch rival, the Green Bay Packers, was the only state that fired off more hate toward the 3-3 Bears than any other state. 


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Published on Oct 22, 2021