Discover Fan Loyalty Poll: Making a Wager

I know that when there is a good game coming up, and we know fans for the opposing team, we like to place a friendly wager. With my husband, it is rare that we will bet against one another during a game of some sort, we will usually place bets when it comes to MMA or boxing, but when it comes to college football, we are both hands down OU fans! But you can bet that when others come over and they are wanting to root on the other team, we will place our bets. Well that is where this weeks Discover Fan Poll lies, on who college football fans would place their bets against and what the wager would be. When it came down to it, 36 percent of college football fans would place a bet against a friend, while 20 percent said against their spouse, 17 percent said against a family member, 11 percent said against a colleague and 17 percent said they were not sure. For me and for other college football fans, placing the bet is easier than when it comes down to what the wager will be, and that is where the second part of this weeks Discover Fan Loyalty poll comes in. Only 16 percent of college football fans said that they would be willing to give up alcohol for a month, while 10 percent said that they would wager giving up their cell phone for a month, 6 percent would give up their internet for a month, 4 percent would give up their TV for a month and only 1 percent would give up their car for a month! Then there were 62 percent of college football fans who said that they were unsure on what they would give up. To me those do sound like big wagers, but if you give any of those up for a month, think about the money you would save.

If fans had to bet on which college football team is the best in the country right now, Alabama would come out on top for the 10th week in a row with 44 percent of the vote. Fans seemed to be mixed this week on the order of the top five, including dropping Georgia in favor of LSU. The rankings are as follows:

  • Alabama, 44 percent
  • Oregon, 15 percent
  • Notre Dame, 10 percent
  • Kansas State, 8 percent
  • Louisiana State University, 3 percent
  • Florida, 2 percent
  • South Carolina, 1 percent
  • Georgia, 1 percent
  • Some other team, 11 percent
  • Not sure, 6 percent

This was a paid post, I was compensated by Discover for my time. All opinions are my own.


  1. Jessica B.
    November 15, 2012 / 3:38 am

    I like to see Notre Dame ranked higher this week. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Laura Lane
    November 15, 2012 / 4:33 am

    I'm not much of a ball fan.

  3. Kambrea
    November 15, 2012 / 11:32 am

    It is interesting on how much money you could save giving up certain things.

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