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  1. Tunescribe

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    NFL Network's Jamie Dukes conducted a study of league fan bases using criteria of merch sales, how well fans travel to road games, etc., and announced the top five:

    (1). Steelers
    (2). Packers
    (3). Cowboys
    (4). Giants
    (5). Patriots

    Pretty interesting (and a bit surprising, though pleasantly so).

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    I think Jamie Dukes "conducting a study" may be a bit of an overstatement. ;)
     
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    though i believe the rankings, the only network jamie dukes is qualiied to be conducting studies on is the food network.
     
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    Seems to me if you just thought about the NFL and named the first 5 teams to pop into your head you'd come up with the same list.

    Steelers, most recent SB winner
    Giants, Best NY Team, very popular
    Patriots, Decade of Dominance
    Cowboys "Americas Team"
    Packers "Favre, Favre, Favre"

    I like the Criteria including Away Crowd. Steelers win for just that alone.
     
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    I know, but he did say he researched it, so it must be based on "something" besides drawing names from a hat.
     
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    I suspect that "research" probably involved photographs of cheerleaders. . . . :singing:
     
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    If that was the case, we'd be behind San Diego.
     
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    I don't buy it for a second. If anything, the top fanbases are the ones that are still selling out the home stadium week in and week out even though the team is awful.

    Any list that doesn't have the Redskins on it is a joke. They've sold out every home game for the last 40 years, even though the team has pretty much sucked for going on a decade. That seems like far more of a testament to the fans than the fact that the Boston sports scene can be convinced to care about the Pats whenever a dynasty comes around.
     
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    If that was the case 31 teams would be behind San Diego.


    And Pittsburgh would be dead last, along with Detroit and Cleveland.
     
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    No way. I'd say we're bottom 10.
     
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    Haha, yeah, literally. I still want to see that Matt Walsh tape where he was filming the Chargers cheerleaders behinds.
     
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    No, I'm sure what attracted Dukes to Pittsburgh was the cheerleaders. ;)
     
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    If YOU lived in that godforsaken hellhole, you'd travel away too!
     
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    That's what I was thinking. Much as I love the Pats, I know that they weren't exactly beloved by their home base through all the years.

    However, it could be argued that it's just that, unlike in Wisconsin, there are other things to do in New England. ;)

    Seriously though, the first time I went to NE I had a bit of a rude awakening. It was 2004, the Pats were two-time SB champs and on their way to winning their third (and second in a row), but I realized that even with all those accomplishments the Pats would always take a back seat to the Sox.
     
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    Yes, and as he moved from #5 - the Patriots to #4 - the Giants, he said "staying in New England, we have the Giants..."

    Mike McDermott of the Projo picked up on that too. It got quite the chuckle out of me.
     
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    So that makes us bottom 10? New England is huge, it's not just Massachusettes. You're going to have your die hard Sox fans, but we have a pretty solid, represented fanbase. Someone brought up the Redskins, well they may suck now but it's due to their past thats built their following. Once the Pats got the right owner in 94', everything changed. I think we have good fans, I don't quite get the whole thing about holding the Sox popularity against die hard Pats fans.
     
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    Wow. Pats ahead of Washington? OAKLAND?

    Jamie Dukes is a fcking idiot. He's the one who claims that if he could build a franchise around one player, it would be Mike Vick.
     
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    As a Pats fan I can confidently say that the Pats have some of the worst fans. ****y, arrogant, bandwagoners, etc. It sucks.
     
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    I was referring to lack of crowd noise, spoiled (booing at inopportune times) and uneducated (football-wise) fans, and bandwagoners. Of course we do have some great fans, but I'll be very interested to see what happens after the team isn't good for a few years.
     
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    I don't think the Patriots have a bad fanbase at all (haven't they sold out for like 15 years straight?); I just think it's hard for them to be #1 in New England when there are 3 other major sports teams with rich history. Not many other places have as many teams that are as historically recognizable and great as the teams in New England.
     
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