Ask Siri who’ll win Super Bowl LII and it’ll tell you that the New England Patriots are favored by exactly 4.5 points over the Philadelphia Eagles. Ask Cortana and Google Assistant and they’ll hedge like a weathered politician, refusing to take sides and responding instead with the game’s start time (Cortana) or the importance of being a good sport (Google). Ask Alexa, however, and you’re in for a real treat.
Here, take a look at what Buzzfeed’s Alex Kantrowitz discovered:
In case you were wondering who Jeff Bezos is pulling for in the Super Bowl.... pic.twitter.com/ElVcLG1bBu— Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) January 31, 2018
After more than a decade of dominance the Pats are now routinely ranked as the most hated team in professional football. As such, Amazon’s stance is hardly controversial in supporting the Eagles, an underdog team fielding a backup quarterback thought to be well past his prime. It’s certainly not as controversial as Google answering the question “Who is Jesus?” with “religion is complicated and I’m still learning” ... when everyone knows it’s Colin Kaepernick.