Originally posted by NickSh49:
I understand that, but casual fans also play into the overall popularity of a sports team. And in that sense, I believe there is enough evidence to support that the SF Giants have the edge in that department as of right now. But it's declining... again, rings always help.
for an example, i currently reside in Philadelphia
this is a football town
however, like the giants...the phillies got red hot for a few years and it was rabid phillies fever, they were topping all baseball teams in attendance and killing it.
then the party ended...the drop off began and with it the fervor died, the seats emptied and that magic was gone
all thru that, the eagles were mediocre to pathetic yet had sold out every game.
the 9ers have sold out every game for yrs as well during the down years i believe
football is king in the bay area just as its king almost everywhere except maybe st louis