Deadspin: Percentage of Loyal Fans Within 50 Miles of Hometeam
Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:31 PM
Surprised to see the Bills #7 at 73%.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:35 PM
actually makes total sense - small market, regional based fans, not a community that is going to get a lot of imports from other football cities.... same reasons you see a lot of those top few teams up there.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:41 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:47 PM
That 73% would be even higher if the Bills had any success to point to in the last 13 years.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:06 PM
What else do we have up here?
Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:08 PM
After we win ten superbowls we will be America's Team ... North America's team
Don't understand all the love for Dallas, why would so many people across the country like them? Pittsburgh won more SBs than them, then and now.
I always hated them from my earliest memories and really don't know why but never liked them or the fins but now I don't care as much but don't like Dallas now because Jerry is so annoying.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:35 PM
... Oh never mind - read that backwards - I would be interested to see which teams had the highest/lowest percentage OF THEIR FANS that lived near the team.
The Lions are the THIRD most popular team in Detroit behind both the Tigers AND the Red Wings. Yuck.
Edited by BobChalmers, 07 February 2013 - 05:31 PM.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:45 PM
Edited by matter2003, 07 February 2013 - 05:47 PM.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:02 PM
i wouldnt say impressive - much like say green bay, and new orleans, minnesota at 8, or indianapolis - buffalo is a small market without an influx of outsiders that would be fans of other teams, or another competitive team REALLY close. it likely has very little to do with team success for these markets as much as a a cities lack of success importing people into their region from other areas if i had to guess. if you live in buffalo, odds are you are a born and raised bills fan that grew up there, much like those other markets.
cities like SF, NYC each have two teams, DC/Baltimore may as well be one market, and they also get transplants from all over that bring rooting interests from wherever they grew up - as do a lot of the other major markets.
honestly chicago is the one that surprised me most.
Edited by NoSaint, 07 February 2013 - 06:05 PM.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:50 PM
Yeah, that's what I mean.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:36 AM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:18 AM
ask yourself, why are the cowboys so overwhelmingly popular
to answer that, consider what is the most common historical image of americans? obviously the cowboy
what is the icon of the cowboys? the star, the central image in virtually all iconic american history of substance
so just about the only way you could mesmerize the masses more effectively is to throw in the other automatic pavlovs dog bells of american psyche - jesus and kittens. i suppose i could have thrown in the disgusting kardashians but how the hell would you fit their big asses on a helmet logo
well derp i luv merika so i guess i should derp luv dem cowboys derp
come to think of it, im gonna start a foundation and call it the association for america jesus cowboy kitties. money will pour in