NFL Conference Championships – AFC/NFC

It’s the NFL Conference Championship Sunday with huge implications for the Super Bowl. There are two larger fan bases (Patriots and Eagles) and two more regional fan bases (Jaguars and Vikings). Let’s look at pre-game activity from the fans via Twitter through Trendsmap and Google Trends.

Total Activity

The Patriots and Eagles lead the way across the US in terms of tweet activity. This is the NFL’s dream matchup for the Super Bowl with the hope to salvage some ratings for the year.
(from Trendsmap pre-10am for the last 24 hours)

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State of the Patriots (SOTP)

ESPN dropped a bombshell on the Patriots organization Friday indicating there was turmoil between the big 3. It’s amazing seeing the number of people jump into the discussion to take advantage of the story – non Patriots fans love to hate them. Always tough when they win so much. With a bye week, it seems to be giving the national press and local sports talk radio something to stir up interest. There are no shortage of Patriots stories happening this week:
1. Wickersham “news”
2. Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels interviews
3. Jimmy G in San Francisco lights it up to end the season
4. Tom Brady and Alex Guerrero relationship

One could almost forget that they are on a decent run towards their sixth NFL championship together since 2001. I would predict Belichick stays, Brady stays, and Kraft isn’t selling. Expect to see McDaniels and Patricia both picked up by other teams.

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Bachelor Nation Speaks Up in 2018

The Bachelor  – Episode 1 2018

Going on “The Bachelor” doesn’t necessarily lead to love. The show has less than a 10% hit rate! The audience can count on entertainment, scandal, and romantic dates in some of the most breathtaking spots in the world.

ABC’s “The Bachelor” has been running since 2002 and now on its 22nd season that kicked off last night. Race car driver Arie Luyendyk headlines this season with 29 contestants. While the show is always entertaining, it doesn’t necessarily provide the greatest hope of true love.

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