Why everyone else hates the Patriots
Let's cut to the chase. The main reason the Patriots are so disliked by the rest of the country is that they win, plain and simple. They've won three Super Bowls since 2001 and took an undefeated season into a fourth before losing to the Giants in 2008. They were 14-2 last season and 13-3 this season. Like many great winners in sports -- the Yankees, Celtics, and Lakers -- they're hated because people are jealous of their success.