Poll: Americans prefer sons compete in Olympics rather than Super Bowl
FEB 08, 2014 12:26p ET
Despite the NFL's commanding presence on televsions nationwide, Americans said they would rather have their sons compete in the Olympics than play in the Super Bowl, a Seton Hall University poll found.
A commanding 53 percent of all respondents opted to have their sons (if they had them) compete in the Olympic Games over the NFL championship. Thirty-three percent selected the Super Bowl. Five percent said neither, and nine did not answer.
"This certainly feels like a referendum on the much-discussed football concussion issue," Seton Hall Sports Poll Director Rick Gentile said in a statement.
Those surveyed were also tuned into the Winter Games. Seventy-four percent of the respondents said they intended to watch the Sochi Olympics (70 percent said they watched the Super Bowl earlier this month).
This was a random telephone poll surveying 716 Americans from Feb. 4 to 6, with a 3.7 percent margin of error, according to the university.
H/t to Bloomberg for the report.