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NB Patch Readers Declare Me a Giants Fan

After polling readers about who to root for in the Super Bowl, the Giants won out by a slim margin over the Patriots.

Updated Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.

It's official. According to a poll of North Branford Patch readers, I will be rooting for the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. My dad will certainly be happy! 

Regardless of who you are rooting for, I hope everyone enjoys the day. I know I will with plenty of good company, lots of good food and, thanks to the loyal North Branford Patch readers, a team to cheer for. 

Go Giants! 

Original Story: Feb. 5, 5:45 a.m.

Being basically right in the , allegiances tend to be split here in and , much as they are between the .

I said I was going to get into football before the 2011-12 season. I even went so far as to pick a team and buy a T-shirt...the Cleveland Browns. Why you may ask? Two very good, totally uninformed reasons. I was born in Ohio and I like the color orange. 

Needless to say, I didn't get into football all that much (okay, not at all) and can't even tell you how the Browns finished. Now here we are on Super Bowl Sunday and with a party at my parents' house, I feel like I should have a team to root for.

The allegiances are split in my family, too–not as split as my cousin's house where she is a diehard Giants fan with her Massachusetts-raised hubby devoted to the Pats. My dad is a Giants fan, while my kids' dad has influenced my six-year-old and four-year-old to root for the Patriots. 

Besides the commercials and seeing , what fun is watching the Super Bowl without a team to cheer for? So I am leaving it up to North Branford Patch readers. 

Vote in the poll and I'll pick up a T-shirt for the team with the most votes by 2 p.m. to wear to the Super Bowl party at DeeDee and Dude's (those are my parents–hi guys!). I'll be sure to take a picture to share, too.

Do you have a photo in your team's gear? Click 'Upload photos and video' under the picture to show your team some love.

Deirdre Salemme February 05, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I route for the Giants in my gramps' and uncle's memories! They were die hard Giants fans! Plus, I'm from Queens, really can't route Pats!
Dean Alderman February 05, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Giants
Tahnee Cookson Muhammad February 05, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Giants! Wali drove 13 hrs to tailgate & cheer them on for the Super Bowl! He's crazy, but that's got to be a great reason for you guys to cheer for the Giants today too!! :)
Jenn McCulloch February 05, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I'm loving his pictures on Facebook!! I added his 'arrival' in Indianapolis photo to the article.
Jenn McCulloch February 05, 2012 at 06:13 PM
And just less than an hour to vote and Giants are narrowly ahead: 14 (58%) to 10 (41%)
Anna-Maria Lee February 05, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Pats! Coz I'm going Giants (under strict orders)!!
Jenn McCulloch February 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I thought you were going Brady?!?
Jenn McCulloch February 05, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Wow--that was close! 15 votes for the Giants and 13 for the Patriots...Looks like I'll be donning some NYG gear today! Hope everyone has a fun Super Bowl Sunday!

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