While the New England Patriots remain the #1 favorite pro team in the region, the Boston Bruins are closing in on the Boston Red Sox for #2. Channel Media & Market Research conduct a fans poll every year, surveying 13,000 New England sports fans.

Among the findings for August 2014...

Favorite Team: Patriots(42%), Red Sox(30%), Bruins(21%), Celtics(6%)

Favorite Players On Teams: Tom Brady, Dustin Pedroia, Patrice Bergeron, Rajon Rondo

Favorite Media Figures: Don Orsillo, Tony Massarotti

Favorite Writers: Mike Reiss, Gerry Callahan, Dan Shaughnessy