With Super Bowl LI set to kick off Sunday, some celebs have a vested interest as die-hard fans of the New England Patriots or the Atlanta Falcons. Which team has the more star-studded roster of fans? Check our list and tell us what you think!
Cheering for the Falcons
The city of Atlanta played a huge role in the Dirty South rap movement, so it's no surprise that a number of notable hip hop stars are cheering on the Falcons. Atlanta has produced longtime legends like Ludacris and relative newcomers blowing up today's scene like Young Thug, so there's always been a lot of star power backing the Falcons.
And it's not just rappers showing their support for the Falcons. The team has celebrity fans ranging from a former president to a renowned boxer.
Samuel L. Jackson attended the NFC Championship game. The actor, who went to college in Atlanta, is extremely vocal in his support for the Falcons and has been featured in several "Rise Up" commercials.
Having grown up in Atlanta, Usher showed his Falcons pride (with Ludacris and Michael B. Jordan).
Ludacris rapped about the Falcons, or the "Dirty Birds," in "What's Your Fantasy?"
Atlanta-raised Gucci Mane shouts out the team in songs like "North Pole" and "My Shadow."
Jeezy tweeted a photo from the sidelines of the NFC Championship game.
Big Boi joked that his son, Cross, was a traitor for wearing a Seahawks jersey.
Jimmy Carter, at 92, was just on the video board yelling, "Rise Up."— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzAJC) January 22, 2017
Former president and Georgia native Jimmy Carter is a huge fan of the Dirty Birds.
Zac Brown Band has sung the National Anthem at Falcons games more than once.
Champion boxer Evander Holyfield has been a lifelong Falcons fan. Like many of the others on this list, Holyfield grew up in Atlanta.
And maybe Falcons fan Young Thug could actually be signed to the team.
And the Patriots fans...
While the Falcons can certainly boast an impressive list of names, the Patriots have no shortage of high-profile fans. Looking at this list, it's impossible to deny that Massachusetts is a breeding ground for talent, serving as the home state of stars like Ben Affleck and John Krasinski.
And despite their fame, these celebrities haven't forgotten where they came from. New England pride is strong in this list of famous fans, many of whom have cheered on the Patriots for their entire lives.
Mark Wahlberg has always been a big Patriots fan (and an even bigger Tom Brady fan).
Ben Affleck, who grew up in Massachusetts, doesn't take a Patriots loss lightly.
And Conan O'Brien, also from Massachusetts, might have overreacted when the Patriots lost to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.
Boston native John Krasinski expressed excitement when the Patriots tweeted at him.
The Patriots also tweeted about their support from Boston-born Chris Evans.
Elizabeth Banks was enthusiastic about the Patriots' Super Bowl XLIX win.
Despite being British, Elton John is a Pats fan, due to his friendship with Robert Kraft.
Just found out Matt Damon is a Patriots fan.... So, go Pats!! 🏈— Taleesa Faylor (@Taleesa05) January 30, 2015
Diehard supporter Matt Damon has influenced some of his own fans to root for the team.
Throwback to when Steven Tyler performed at the super bowl & is a Patriots fan😍😩 love Aerosmith— 🦋MJR (@MarisaJaiRosari) October 11, 2015
It makes sense that Steven Tyler is a fan, since Aerosmith got started in Boston.
And it wouldn't make sense for Gisele Bündchen to root for anyone but the Patriots.
So which Super Bowl team actually has the best celebrity fans?
Are you standing by the Dirty South rappers and cheering on the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday? Or would you rather root for the New England Patriots alongside your favorite actors, like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck? Let us know!