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  1. wallerstein

    wallerstein Rookie

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    According to a ranking on rankopedia, the NFL teams with the best fans are
    1) The Green Bay Packers
    2) The Pittsburgh Steelers
    3) The Denver Broncos

    The Patriots are #6. What do you think?
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    I think its a fair assesment. I went to a few games in foxboro last year and was a little disappointed by the lack of intensity of the crowd. I was even told to sit down when I stood up and cheered for a nice play. I felt like I was the only hardcore fan in my half of the stadium.Two years before, the crowd was loud and crazy. To me with a few superbowl championships under our belt, the Foxboro faithful has turned it down a few nothces.
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    I think it's odd that neither the Giants or Jets made the top 25.
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    heh the foxboro faithfuls can't even get into the new stadium. Its too bad going to patriots game became "the thing to do". It keeps the really loud fans who, might not have money to burn, out.
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    The red seat crowd definetly brings us down a few notches.
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    #12 Jersey

    what exactly means 'best' fans ?

    it means 'passionate', 'loyal' ?

    if so: to be at 6th place is not a bad result, imho
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    Although I think any poll about who has the best fans is very subjective, I would agree with most of these rankings. I would put KC higher than Denver. And I don't know if Browns fans are as passionate about the new Browns as they were about the team that moved to Baltimore. We haven't heard much from the Dog Pound since the Browns returned to Cleveland, but then again there hasn't been much for the Dog Pound to bark about.

    I think Green Bay clearly has the most passionate fans. I have read somewhere that large numbers of fans who can't get tickets tailgate and watch the games in their driveways so they can get the feel of being in Lambau. Now that is fan passion.
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    Kansas City has an excellent fan base for such a small market
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    I don't know the criteria...but that is OK 6th is just fine..
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    Yes, I know how it feels. This season if someone tells me to sit down im just going to laught at him and give him a Fitzy GFY. We have been really laid back this past season because our fans think its a gimme with all the success we have had. I remember watching the Denver games this season and it was seriously dead silent when Denver had the ball... in the 2nd quarter. I was embarrassed to be a Pats fan.
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    #6? That's a joke. Boston is a baseball town.

    I lived for a couple years in the DC area and they're easily "better" fans. They talk football year round on sports-talk the way Boston talks baseball. There's no way baseball's winter meeting would ever dominate airtime during football season there. Oh, and they persevere through a crappy owner and support their team furiously.

    Boston probably belongs somewhere around 20 out of 32 for football, maybe lower.
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    I was screaming my head off the whole time Denver had the ball, unlike a lot of people around me. I also tried to stand up most of the game, only to be yelled at by people behind me.
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    Man I hate when people tell you to sit down at a football game. Whenever I go to Michigan games I always cheer my head off and stand up for most of the game and I know it's only a matter of time until someone yells "down in front".
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    At the very least, buffalo, KC, Redskins, Raiders, dolphins have better fans than us. In these cities, "hot stove talk" is an unknown phrase. It's all NFL all the time.
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    #12 Jersey

    When I watch games,it seems KC has the best and loudest fans in the NFL

    The quietest fans in any stadium IMO by far are the Patriots,Unless New England is totally dominating a game I usually hear dead silence in the crowd and the announcers frequently say the crowd becomes absolute silent when NE has bad plays during a game (fumble,turnover ect) or are getting blown out.

    I am not saying Patriots fans who attend the game don't have passion and love for the team and I am not saying it is every section in Gillette that is dead silent but there is definately several sections of that stadium where fans almost appear to be sleeping at times in national televised games.
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    Lately I notice the fans really only get up for one opponent...yeah THAT team.
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    I went to Green Bay for the Pats game last year and found the fans to be the nicest anywhere. We always go to away games ready for anything, but all these people just wanted to tell us how great the Pats are and how we were awesome fans for coming all the way out to Wisconsin to support our team.
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    I think our crowd noise is tied to the new stadium. As great as it is, I think putting all those club seats and luxury boxes have ruined the crowd noise. My season tickets for the old stadium was in the 300 section. They were located as close to the field as some of the farther back club seats. Now the 300 section is way up there because of the club seats taking over the 200 section and the luxury boxes and clubhouse in between the club seats and the 300 section. The fans in the cheap seats are way away from the field now.

    I also think the club section fans tend to cheer less than other sections and they are in the heart of the stadium. I was lucky enough to upgrade to club seats last year for the Indy game and it was clear that the fans just were getting up and cheering less than fans in my regular section.

    The old Foxboro stadium used to really rock and I don't think there are that many more pink cap fans in the new stadium (at least in seats other than the club seats) than the old. I think the fans being so far away from the field is the biggest problem.
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    SRO is one way to get noisier fans closer to the action. At last year's Colts game I had SRO tickets and stood just behind the seats by the jumbotron near the bridge. I can't remember how the sitting crowd compared, but everyone around me was into the entire game.
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    How did Buffalo not make the top 25? I guess there voting system is a bit biased.
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