Originally posted by H41L5ATAN:
Send ESPN and it's East Coast fluffers my regards
First of all, I'm pretty sure this is a warnable GIF. Just an FYI.
Second, I have no idea what you guys expected to see from a poll like this.
1. COWBOYS -
Um yeah. That's a known fact. They have the biggest fanbase, mostly because they are in the gigantic state of Texas and came to prominence at the beginning of the modern era with the triplets. It's also why they're always on TV... lots of fans = big ratings.
2. PACKERS -
Massive fanbase that travels well. Have been consistently good for some time now. FAVRE. One of the oldest teams in the league. Title town. Recent Super Bowl victory.
3. GIANTS -
This is the only moderate surprise. But when you take the state of New York and add two recent Super Bowl victories, there's not much mystery left with this one.
4. STEELERS -
I'm surprised they aren't higher. Great team history and a massive fanbase that travels extremely well. Two recent Super Bowl victories. The fact that there's not much else to do in Pittsburgh than watch the Steelers.
5. PATRIOTS -
Boston sports. Belichick & Brady's evil empire. Three Lombardi trophies. Tom Brady being one of the best in the sport and also the most marketable.
6. BEARS -
Kind of a surprise, but when you factor in the team history and the size of Chicago as a city, it makes sense. Bears fans are usually pretty die-hard... people are always proud to say they're from Chicago.
7. SAINTS -
Here's your bandwagon team. This is pretty much your modern day Greatest Show on Turf. Before Katrina, no one was proud to be a Saints fan. Just take in account their recent success and move on.
Pretty simple fellas. The Eagles are right where I'd expect them to be. The Redskins and Raiders would be higher if their teams would get into the playoffs once in a while, because both fanbases are large and very passionate.
Biggest surprises... the Detroit Lions at #15. Pretty quick turnaround for the Motor City. And the Ravens are pretty low for being consistently good.