Brady voted most popular in England

Brady voted most popular in England
February 16, 2012, 9:28 pm
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Tom Brady's popularity isn't limited to the borders of New England.

It hops the pond.

In a survey conducted by of fans who attended last year's Bears-Bucs game at Wembley Stadium in London, Brady emerged as the most popular player in England for the third consecutive year. (Or, as called it, England's "favourite" player.) He got 20 percent of the vote, compared to 17 percent for Aaron Rodgers and 15 percent for Brian Urlacher. (The Bears' presence in the game may have had something to do with Urlacher's surprising showing, since he hadn't even shown up in the top eight in 2009 or '10.)

Peyton Manning had been the second-most popular player in both '09 and '10, but -- sidelined by a neck injury -- he dropped to seventh place in 2011.

Those lucky Englanders will get to see their favorite (or favourite) player next year when the Patriots play the Rams in London.