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It's no surprising that the larger market teams are in the middle or back of the pack when it comes to "% loyal fans within x miles" (or whatever that was), considering there's far more transplanted people who go to those cities for work than there are in say Pittsburgh, from where everyone has to leave to find work. The more economically stable an area is, the more fans from other cities are going to move there for work. The less stable it is, only the slack-jawed hicks are going to be there drinking beer and yelling "go TEAM!"

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LET THE FLAME WARS BEGIN!

MY TEAM IS MURICA'S TEAM BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GET MORE MURICA THAN MISSOURAH!

It'll be a cold, cold day before I recognise it as a state.

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Don't bring your states love of jorts, fanny packs, and hiking boots into my precious corruption warehouse.

Hey, don't be knocking the jorts. Ohio has the finest selection of jorts in all the land. They look damned good with something from the Dale Earnhardt Jr. collection. And I like them. Sue me. :P

Do people really still wear fanny packs? Those things are ridiculed here in Ohio, and it's not like we're known for our fashion sense in these parts. (see above for evidence of that)

On topic: I'm not at all surprised that the Cowboys are #1. My guess is one of the reasons for that is the fact that they get so much national coverage. On FOX, I'd bet that the Cowboys are the national* game at least 8-10 times a year. I'm sure CBS makes them the national game every chance they get as well. Also, how many times does Dallas get SNF or MNF in a season.

*national meaning the game that goes to the most markets during regional coverage on Sundays.

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There are three teams seemingly in the running: Steelers, Packers, Cowboys.

I'd say it depends on the criteria. And under none of these is it Pittsburgh...

If the criteria is the team nobody stops talking about whether good, mediocre or awful, it's the cowboys.

If it's the the most polarizing team (in large part because of the above) it's the cowboys.

If it's the team that is probably #2 among every non-division rival fanbase in America, it's the Packers.

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Not to mention how the last 3 years, the league didn't flex out Sunday Night games featuring the Cowboys that normally wouldn't be that good. Like Philly vs them in Week 13, Tampa-Denver and Seattle-Chicago would've been better picks for the Sunday Night slot. Other games that come to mind are Philly vs Dallas Week 14 in 2010(although the other games that week weren't that great), and Dallas vs Washington Week 16 in 2009.

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LET THE FLAME WARS BEGIN!

MY TEAM IS MURICA'S TEAM BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GET MORE MURICA THAN MISSOURAH!

It'll be a cold, cold day before I recognise it as a state.

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I've already "liked" two posts in this thread, and started laughing my ass off at some of the comments. This is looking like it could head one of two ways.

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That's an interesting read.

I'd like to see the other graphics for NBA, NHL and MLB.

Like the Lakers for example. I'd like to see how many of their fans are in Los Angeles and how many are spread across the country.

Not surprisingly, my two favorite teams are number 1 and number 3 on that chart.

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Like the Lakers for example. I'd like to see how many of their fans are in Los Angeles and how many are spread across the country.

ITO of the whole Southland region, San Fernando Valley and South Central are heavy Laker territories here. The South Bay is indifferent on basketball (their focus is on the LA Kings and hockey in general), while the Westside bandwagons along with the hip/it team of the moment.

But if you want a true mixture of different fans in this region, head to the Inland Empire. This is especially prevalent among NFL fans. It's basically a 35/35 spilt between Chargers and Raiders fans, but you also see Cowboys, Broncos, 49ers and Steelers fans (along with sprinkles of other teams) occupying the remaining 30%.

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LET THE FLAME WARS BEGIN!

MY TEAM IS MURICA'S TEAM BECAUSE YOU CAN'T GET MORE MURICA THAN MISSOURAH!

Could be worse. We could be Illinois.

Missouri is just downstate Illinois with hills.

Not quite. I've been to both. Missouri is much nicer all around. Though Illinois would be vastly better off just burning the lower half of the state. Not like there's anything there anyway.

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We have to put prisons and soybeans somewhere.

I found Missourians kind of rude, but the scenery was gorgeous. I love the drive into St. Louis from either side. Passing by Busch Stadium feels cool. Imagine how cool I'd find it if I actually liked the team there!

Anyway, the Cardinals are a good America's Team. Their territory is large, and they're superficially wholesome.

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In the 80s, when my mother was a manager of a Champion Factory Outlet store, they sold official NFL gear. Here in the Capital Region, it was clear that the Cowboys were not "America's Team" as their gear stayed on the shelves while Giants, Jets, Patriots, Bills, Packers, and Browns were flying off the shelves and racks.

"America's Team" is a term coined by NFL Films, at the urging of Dallas Executive Gil Brandt. Yes, they do have a large national following, but so does Notre Dame, New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, and other teams.

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