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Old 05-07-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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We can take this with a grain of salt but I find it interesting that 2 of our teams were named here. I dont necessarily agree with all of rankings but its interesting nonetheless.

The top ranking US team was the Philadelphia Phillies, whose fans are seen here against the SF Giants. LOL

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images...jpg?1303866337

2 California teams also made the cut. The Raiders and Dodgers.

30 Meanest Sports Team(s) Fan Bases in the World
1 South American Soccer
2 Spanish Soccer
3 Central Europe Soccer
4 Chelsea Headhunters
5 6.57 Crew
6 Inter City Firm
7 Aston Villa Hardcore
8 Birmingham Zulus
9 Manchester United
10 Millwill Bushwackers
11 Rangers Soccer
12 Celtic Soccer
13 Italian Soccer
14 Philadelphia Phillies
15 Philadelphia Eagles
16 Oakland Raiders
17 Chicago White Sox
18 Montreal Canadiens
19 Maryland Basketball
20 Penn State Nittany Lions Football
21 LSU Tigers Football
22 Wisconsin Badgers Football
23 West Virginia Mountaineers
24 Utah Jazz
25 Oregon Ducks Basketball
26-tied NY Yankees/ Boston Red Sox
27 Chicago Cubs
28 Los Angeles Dodgers
29 Cleveland Browns
30 ADU Hague Soccer

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Old 05-07-2011, 09:07 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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Raider Nation is what it is because:

* The overall dominate profiled team they support
* The team's image as a bully, feared and fearless, cheating, a rough style of play
* Colors black and silver, black represents the dark side of the NFL
* The team's iconic players
* Sheer size of the fanbase


"Raider Nation, the collective name given to the team's global fan base, is an unofficial institution with one official rule: You're either a citizen of Raider Nation or you're a threat to it. There is no middle ground."

"You know why they call it the Raider Nation? Because it's nationwide. Miami, Boston, wherever. You're part of the Raider Nation. It's so large. They say Dallas is America's team, well, I'm not so sure about that. The Raiders are beloved."

"Raider Nation today is, in part, a product of the franchise's storied history. Under the directive of owner Al Davis' commitment to "Just Win Baby," the Raiders never have been afraid to take chances on players with off-the-field baggage. That philosophy helped create a certain image for Raider fans and helped draw certain types of fans to the Raiders."

"As the franchise rose to prominence in the '70s and '80s, that Raider mystique blossomed and the team's Silver and Black colors, mostly black, became symbols of the dark side of the NFL. Players like Art Shell, Jack Tatum, Lyle Alzado, John Matuszak, Willie Brown and Howie Long played with a ferocity that endorsed the growing us-against-the-world feeling among the franchise and its fans."

Super Bowl XXXVII: Raider nation



YouTube - Ice Cube - Raider Nation (Oakland Raiders's Theme)


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Old 05-08-2011, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Police State
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I can't recall the last time Raiders fans cheered when a player was nearly paralyzed. They're goonish, but they have nothing on Eagles fans. The old Veteran's Stadium had a courtroom in the basement for a reason.

Wasn't it Broncos fans packing batteries into snowballs and throwing them at Raider players years ago?
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I can't recall the last time Raiders fans cheered when a player was nearly paralyzed. They're goonish, but they have nothing on Eagles fans. The old Veteran's Stadium had a courtroom in the basement for a reason.

Wasn't it Broncos fans packing batteries into snowballs and throwing them at Raider players years ago?
Let's just face it, some people spend all their time reading charts and believe what they are reading. Or beleive the results should be posted. OK, we know Oakland has always had a bad reputation, at least the Radiers, but we also know many teams just as bad. As for the Dodgers, I doubt the fans are anywhere near as mean as some places. It is just you don't expect to see that in So Calif.
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