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Atlanta may hate Cam Newton, but Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas don't


Super Bowl 50 is heating up as the Broncos and Panthers arrived in San Jose on Sunday. Accordingly, interest in the big event heating up as well, at least in the Google-sphere.

Here are some interesting tidbits from Google on what people are interested in:

The Cam hate is real , but maybe just in his hometown.

Atlantans may not love the guy, but the rest of Georgia, along with Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina made him the most searched QB in those states.

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Georgia was one of the 11 states that spent more time searching the Panthers than the Broncos. Surprisingly (at least to me,) New York and New Jersey were among the state that seem to care more about the Southern team than the West coast crew.

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It seems that all those Cam searches are being driven by the ladies, given that the most searched questions about him included questions most football fans probably don't give a hoot about such as where is he from, how much is he worth and is he married?

Answers: Atlanta. An estimated $14 million. On Dec. 30, Newton confirmed via Twitter that he has a son with longtime girlfriend Kia Procter aka Hazel -- you can Google the details on that.

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As for Broncos QB Peyton Manning, the questions are mostly about his football career, except for those inquiring minds that want to know how many kids the possible soon-to-be retiree has.

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So while everyone is trying to figure out how to make Buffalo Chicken Dip, Chili and 7-layer dip (three of the most searched Super Bowl recipes), you can wait for half-time to answer some of those most searched questions about Coldplay -- Are they breaking up? What do they sing? WHY Coldplay for the Super Bowl?


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Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.