Discover Fan Loyalty Poll: Pass the Turkey

This past week we celebrated one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. I dont know what I like more, the amount of food that there is to eat or the company that you have over for the feast, lol. This year we spent our Thanksgiving with strangers. We chose to give back this year by cooking our Thanksgiving dinner for the wonderful people at the Ronald McDonald House. If I had my choice on who I would like to share my Thanksgiving with, I would love to be able to share it with family and friends, but I also find joy in sharing it with others and showing my kids that the holidays are about giving and being thankful for what you have. Well this past weeks Discover Fan Loyalty Poll was based around the turkey dinner, on who college football fans would want to share their Thanksgiving dinner with. Surprisingly enough, when the fans voted this week they did not choose to eat their Thanksgiving feast with their teams cheerleaders, mascot, band or the refs. Instead the majority of the fans said that they would rather eat with their favorite teams players during Thanksgiving. I think that if I had the choice on who I would eat with when it came to college football, I think I would choose my teams players as well. I would love to sit around the table with Bob Stoops, Tony Jefferson, Landry Jones and the rest of the team! I personally think that a line up like the Oklahoma Sooners College Football team would make for a very interesting group of Thanksgiving guests and I know that my husband would love to talk to Bob Stoops and the team about this season! I also know that just like in this weeks poll, when fans were asked who they were most thankful for on the team, my husband and I would have to say Bob Stoops. This weeks stats are as follows:

In this week’s Discover Fan Loyalty Poll, most fans said they would rather eat Thanksgiving dinner with their favorite team instead of their cheerleaders, the band, the mascot, or the refs. Here’s the breakdown:

  • The team, 39 percent
  • The cheerleaders, 22 percent
  • The band, 6 percent
  • The mascot, 6 percent
  • The refs, 1 percent
  • Not sure, 25 percent

When asked what they’re most thankful for about their favorite team, the majority of fans had an idea in mind, with the coach ranking first at 29 percent, followed by:

  • The offense, 16 percent
  • The defense, 13 percent
  • The quarterback, 9 percent
  • The special teams, 3 percent
  • Not sure, 31 percent

One thing is for sure, Discover Fan Loyalty Poll fans agreed this week with other polls on the two best college football teams in the country right now. Notre Dame was on top followed by Alabama, with Oregon falling to third. Texas A&M also dropped off from the top five, only to be replaced with Georgia and LSU, who tied for fifth. The rankings this week are as follows:

  • Notre Dame, 32 percent
  • Alabama, 27 percent
  • Oregon, 9 percent
  • Kansas State, 4 percent
  • Georgia, 3 percent
  • Louisiana State University, 3 percent
  • Florida, 2 percent
  • Stanford, 2 percent
  • Some other team, 13 percent
  • Not sure, 6 percent

While Notre Dame is ranked number one, most fans polled do not believe that based on the teams listed above, the Fighting Irish will win the national championship this year. The Crimson Tide rolled back into the top spot with 46 percent of the vote, followed by:

  • Notre Dame, 21 percent
  • Oregon, 8 percent
  • Georgia, 4 percent
  • Florida, 2 percent
  • Kansas State, 2 percent
  • Louisiana State University, 2 percent
  • Stanford, 1 percent
  • Some other team, 6 percent
  • Not sure, 7 percent

The 15-week Discover Fan Loyalty Poll is conducted by Rasmussen Reports, a nationally recognized leader in polling, who gathers sentiment by phone from 800 college football fans who follow games at least once per week on television, radio, in person or online.


  1. Kambrea
    November 27, 2012 / 10:25 am

    The refs got 1%. LOL

  2. Jessica B.
    November 27, 2012 / 7:22 pm

    Yea! So glad to see ND at the top!

  3. Laura Lane
    December 28, 2012 / 2:24 am

    I don't really get all this. My hubby's not really a sports guy.

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