The Cowboys are the most popular because they get televised on free local TV the most. I watched a piece on the NFLN once which showed they started this practice before they were the most popular team in America, and inevitably because they were doing this they became the most popular team in America.
So they were a winning team and filled the void of fans looking for a team to watch consistently on the tube. America's team was born and they have not stopped since. Even today, the odds of turning on your TV on Sunday and not seeing the Cowboys is low
No surprise here. Those 7 teams are very popular, GB, NYG, NE, PIT, and NO all have won a SB recently, with CHI going to one, and of course Dallas is "americas" team, or whatever bs it made out to be. Plus of the top 8, all of them besides New Orleans have a storied history. Before Brees, Saints were nothing. Maybe Pats too, Brady came along and damn they become relevant.
Jags is funny ranking. No wonder they don't sell out each game at home. Bengals at 30 surprises me right now, even though they had there bad moments, they are a pretty good team right now.
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