Many Fans Would Give Up All Gifts
by Mo Johnson
How good of a college football fan are you really? Here's a test:
Would you rather receive gifts this Christmas or your team win the National Championship? OOUCH!!
This week's Discover Poll asked this very question and fans were closely split over the issue. 46 percent would choose gifts, but 42 percent would rather have the title.
Here are all the details -- and more --
The difference was wider between men and women, as 47 percent of men would rather have a national championship win compared to 35 percent of women. As for gifts, 44 percent of men and 51 percent of women prefer them. Fans of independent teams, such as Notre Dame, were also far more likely to choose a national championship title rather than gifts this holiday season compared to fans of the major conferences. Nearly 60 percent would trade gifts for a national championship title, far outpacing the overall average of 42 percent.
Discover Fan Loyalty Poll fans agreed again with the top college football polls on who the No. 1 and No. 2 teams are: 38 percent of fans chose Notre Dame as the best team in the country, while Alabama trailed with 25 percent of the vote.
As for which team fans think will win the national championship, Alabama led the way again with 41 percent. However, Notre Dame closed the gap from the previous week jumping 14 points to 35 percent in this week's poll.
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