Social Media Study Shows Bucs Among “Most Hated” Teams

October 24th, 2021

Once upon a time in 2019, nobody cared much about the Bucs except pain-loving Tampa Bay fans.

Now not only is America glued to the Bucs, the team has amassed record numbers of haters.

Via the Star-Telegram newspaper in Texas, the gambling site used technology to track 400,000 Twitter posts with negative phrases about NFL teams to forge a list of the NFL’s most despised teams. One example of a Twitter phrase tracked was “The Cowboys suck.”

The Bucs ranked second behind the Cowboys for compiling the most states where they are most hated.

Tweets with stronger language were also included in the calculation. The study broke down the percent of “hate” tweets per state. The Cowboys lead the league by dominating the “hate” in eight states, all of which are located in the Northeast. …The Super Bowl defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers tied for second with six states. The Chargers, Chiefs and Bears are the least-hated teams with just one state each.

Interestingly, the most hated team in Florida is the Patriots, per the recorded data. That makes sense given the Dolphins-Belicheats rivalry and the general and justified disgust for Boston fans.

The hate map is below. Joe hopes the Bucs extend their NFL tyranny to Illinois after blowing out the Bears this afternoon at The Licht House.

20 Responses to “Social Media Study Shows Bucs Among “Most Hated” Teams”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    All Boston teams can bite me. Pure hatred

  2. JA Says:

    It doesn’t take a genius to take a two-second look at the map and determine one of the better or best teams in each division is most hated in states where their division rivals reside.
    Some deep reporting going on here. It’s flair for the obvious is riveting. Mr. Bohning should be immediately nominated for a Pulitzer.
    Tell me Joe, if I copy the map to Twitter and write, “This map sucks,” will it be determined by the Star Telegram’s computer that Florida is #1 in its hatred for cartographers?

  3. Mike Says:

    It is Tom Brady haters not Bucs hater.

  4. Listnfrmafar Says:

    They hate ya, cause they ain’t ya. Three top NFL teams, TB, Cowboys & GB. I get GB with a whiny premadona b@&ch Qb & Wr. Surprised KC wasn’t hated more, I can’t stand them.

  5. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Generally speaking winning brings the haters. Dallas has recently been a bad example of that as are the Raiders…two teams that have struggled recently much to the cheering of Raider/Boy haters everywhere.

    Nobody hates the Dolphins right now! Wanna trade places?

  6. Beeej Says:

    I hated Brady RIGHT up until he won that incredible Super Bowl against Atlanta…. Most incredible sporting event I’ve ever witnessed

  7. Oxycodoms Says:

    I was for sure the one state who hated the bears was illinois

  8. Eddie Marz Says:

    Who cares who hates you. Just keep winning and collect those trophies. Only jealous negative people hate anyway. GO BUCS! PS After all these years of losing The Bucs are hated because they won one SB. LMAO. Their second in 18 years.

  9. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Notices Patriots no longer the most hated? That’s what happens when you go 9-7 & start season 2-4. Bill Belichick is a “L” for his recent record and most if all quitting on the best QB to ever play the game.

  10. Irishmist Says:

    I’d much rather be despised winners than lovable losers.

  11. Jerry Says:

    Most of this map is because of rivalries. Seems like common sense.

    The rest of the NFC South hates the Bucs? Not a shocker and means you are doing something right.

    Cowboys being the most hated is self-explanatory.

  12. Bojim Says:

    It means we break opponents hearts. Finally.

  13. orlbucfan Says:

    Whoopee. Twit(ter) is a joke. Bucs have always been hated and laughed at by the rest of the NFL world for decades. So, now it’s only hated cos they’re fielding the best team they ever had. Fine with me.

  14. Buczilla Says:

    Pretty cool.

  15. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard was once blinded by his hatred for the Pats, Belicheat and Brady. All Howard saw was this smug QB who hogged all the winning.

    Now! Now Howard understands why Matt Damon and Ben Affleck made that embarrassing video with Brady in 2016 and why they acted that way.
    Howard now considers himself a student and a disciple of Brady in all ways. Howard reads all the books that Brady reads. Howard thinks WWTBD? in important situations. Howard even tries to follow Bradys diet.

    Howard thanks the FB gods for leading their son, TB, to the city of TB.
    It’s all clear now.

  16. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    LOL at “the general and justified disgust for Boston fans.”

    Oakland and Philly fans were always the worst.

  17. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I too was surprised that Kansas City was not hated more.
    They are and have always been a dirty team that holds a lot, and taunts their opponents when they win.
    The Titans are beating them senseless today, and I am loving it!

  18. Amar Says:

    That’s a good thing.

  19. RC Says:

    I agree with Mike Says, not too long ago the Patriots were the most hated team in the nation! with Tom Brady on the team and winning Superbowls.

  20. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    When did America start hating winners??