Are the Patriots 'America's Team'?

Posted by ESPN.com staff

On Monday, ESPN.com revealed the candidates for the title of "America's Team" on the NFL Nation blog. Matt Mosley (Cowboys), James Walker (Steelers), Kevin Seifert (Packers), and Tim Graham (Patriots) debated each team's case.

From Graham:

Not everybody stands up to salute America's Team.

All of those franchises that have qualified to represent a nation -- New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish -- also are among the most hated.

To a good portion of the populace, America's Team wears a black hat. Let us consider the hoodie.

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Mark Schlereth and James Hasty also offered their take on the "America's team" debate.