Why everyone else hates the Patriots
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The Patriots have plenty of support here in New England, but even devout fans of the team know that the Pats are not exactly popular elsewhere. In fact, it seems like everywhere else, people are rooting against the Patriots. Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard, whose team lost to the Patriots in the AFC Championship, recently said that he hopes the Giants "put a thrashing on the Patriots." He's not alone, and perceptions of the team being arrogant and bending the rules are widespread. We take a look at just why the Patriots have so many detractors.