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Old 09-05-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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NFL and all other levels of Football are going to become less popular when lawsuits and liability concerns turn it into Flag Football.
The tragic event in Louisiana last night surely doesn't help things.
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Old 09-05-2015, 01:56 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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I grew up in New England, and the Patriots popularity is definitely Brady/Belichick era. But also seems like a lot of the Red Sox diehards are over 50, and as much into Ted Williams and Yaz as they are Ortiz and Pedroia.
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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St. Louis is probably a sure bet.

I think you could also make strong arguments for Chicago and LA now. Chicago has two MLB teams to one NFL. I'd argue the Cubs have a more national following than the Bears, and the White Sox generate enough interest to probably put baseball over the top. There really aren't in college football teams of interest in Chicagoland.

LA has no NFL team, but has a quality baseball in the Dodgers. USC and UCLA have not had strong football programs over the last few years.
Da Bears are the #1 sports team in Chicagoland by a landslide.
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:57 PM
 
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cincinnati.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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In which cities are Baseball more popular than Football in the US?
Ummmm, what?

Sorry - I live in Texas. The Land of Football.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:09 PM
 
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I grew up in New England, and the Patriots popularity is definitely Brady/Belichick era. But also seems like a lot of the Red Sox diehards are over 50, and as much into Ted Williams and Yaz as they are Ortiz and Pedroia.

Finally someone qualified admits it.

Boston would be primarily Red Sox win or lose and then the Patriots, Celtics and Bruins have proven they are flaky fans before championships. Celtics and Bruins didn't sell out for years before their recent titles. Its tough to ignore the bandwagon though when you win, especially now in the social media era we now live in. It makes the average person think Boston is the city with the best fans. Passion and loyalty make fans, not championships.

I'm a huge hockey fan and never saw a Bruins fan before 2011. Kinda shady if you ask me, ticket prices notwithstanding. If you're that diehard you sell out win or lose. The Sabres and Flyers have had no problems with it.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:10 PM
 
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I'm seeing a trend.

I tend to favor cities that have strong hockey/football followings and tend to ignore cities with strong baseball/basketball followings.
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Old 09-11-2015, 02:39 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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St. Louis will be #1 for a long time.

Los Angeles if you want to get technical.

New York over Boston. There are still a lot of Patriots fans, or at least there are a lot of bandwagon ones down here in Texas.
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Old 09-11-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Cincinnati, absolutely. The Bengals have their fans, but they are awfully fair-weather fans. Ohio State has its loyal supporters in Cincinnati. But but neither of those fan bases are as wide-spread as the Reds' fan base.
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Old 09-13-2015, 10:27 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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St. Louis will be #1 for a long time.
Sure looks that way...

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