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Old 05-14-2014, 09:37 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Do you have an NHL or MLS map to share?
Please refer to the links I shared in the OP because that's where I got it from.

The New York Times got the data using FACEBOOK.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Piedmont of NC it is far and away Panthers fans. When I saw this a couple of weeks ago, I was surprised to see Eastern NC had so many Steelers and Cowboys fans. I would have thought Redskins if anything...
Yeah, this survey done a few years ago showed Eastern NC solidly in Redskins territory.
http://commoncensus.org/maps/nfl_1280.gif

One reason (I suspect) you see so many Cowboys/Steelers "fans" on the football map or Yankees "fans" throughout the country on the baseball map is because people who are not really fans happen to "like" a certain team on facebook because that's the team that's winning/in the news/they've heard something about.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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Pittsburgh has so many fans in other cities because of the mass number of transplants starting in the 80's when the steel mils closed. Perfect timing for spreading a fan nation coming off of 4 super bowls and 2 world series in the 70's. The city lost around 250,000 people since 1970.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: The city of champions
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Damn Lakers have a presence everywhere. Truly a global franchise. Holy crap. I don't think any American team has that much of a presence.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Lakers are on the level of global juggernauts like Manchester United, FC Barcelona, and Real Madrid. Crazy.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Damn Lakers have a presence everywhere. Truly a global franchise. Holy crap. I don't think any American team has that much of a presence.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Lakers are on the level of global juggernauts like Manchester United, FC Barcelona, and Real Madrid. Crazy.
If the NFL was as popular globally as the NBA, I would think the Cowboys would be up there. Because they have probably the largest national presence. They do have a large fanbase in Mexico. In just about every NFC East city outside of Dallas, the Cowboys probably have the 2nd or 3rd largest fanbase. I know there are thousands of Cowboy fans in California. That's why they have their training camp in Oxnard. In fact, Dallas has held their training camp in California for the majority of its existence. I think the only NFL fanbase as large as the Cowboys are the Steelers and Packers.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:03 PM
 
Location: The City
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If the NFL was as popular globally as the NBA, I would think the Cowboys would be up there. Because they have probably the largest national presence. They do have a large fanbase in Mexico. In just about every NFC East city outside of Dallas, the Cowboys probably have the 2nd or 3rd largest fanbase. I know there are thousands of Cowboy fans in California. That's why they have their training camp in Oxnard. In fact, Dallas has held their training camp in California for the majority of its existence. I think the only NFL fanbase as large as the Cowboys are the Steelers and Packers.
Just a lot of people making poor team choices Spade...

Would agree though - those three seem to have the strongest national draw - not sure the order but the Cowboys may have the most. The Steelers have quite the following as well as do the Packers
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: The city of champions
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If the NFL was as popular globally as the NBA, I would think the Cowboys would be up there. Because they have probably the largest national presence. They do have a large fanbase in Mexico. In just about every NFC East city outside of Dallas, the Cowboys probably have the 2nd or 3rd largest fanbase. I know there are thousands of Cowboy fans in California. That's why they have their training camp in Oxnard. In fact, Dallas has held their training camp in California for the majority of its existence. I think the only NFL fanbase as large as the Cowboys are the Steelers and Packers.
Yeah, true, the Cowboys probably have more of national presence, but the Lakers are certainly the most popular American team globally. I mean just look at facebook and twitter followers alone. The Lakers are so far ahead of any other American team, it's silly, and I'm sure a lot of it has to do with their international presence, especially in places like China.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Just a lot of people making poor team choices Spade...

Would agree though - those three seem to have the strongest national draw - not sure the order but the Cowboys may have the most. The Steelers have quite the following as well as do the Packers
I just knew and Eagle fan would show his face. It trips me out that the city that is the Cowboys biggest rival, the DC area, is the city has a HUGE population of Cowboy fans.

I do agree that the Lakers may have quite the most presence around the world than any other American franchise. Kobe is huge in China last I heard.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Yeah, true, the Cowboys probably have more of national presence, but the Lakers are certainly the most popular American team globally. I mean just look at facebook and twitter followers alone. The Lakers are so far ahead of any other American team, it's silly, and I'm sure a lot of it has to do with their international presence, especially in places like China.
What about the New York Yankees?
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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Love how the Raiders have fanbases in a bunch of tough rural counties on the margins of California or Southern Oregon or Nevada(outside of Southern California).

The island fanbases are interesting--where a team barely can outnumber a instate or regional rival in terms of support just outside their immediete area. Examples would be the Jacksonville Jaguars, Orlando Magic, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, and Houston Texans. On the other hand the teams where you almost have unified support in the entire state or region for one team like Michigan or New England over multiple regions is interesting too. I think the number of transplants or lack of transplants can influence this as well.

In some ways, I think some of these maps are better are painting a picture of certain regional boundaries more so than some of the other attempts on here.

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