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Old 10-03-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Sixers fans represent half of the state. From Mercer County all the way to Cape May County.
Interesting. I spend a lot of time in South Jersey. Never seen one.
I kid because one of the things I do know about basketball is that the Sixers are no good. My cousins in SNJ are Knicks fans. Or Lakers fans. Or something.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Interesting. I spend a lot of time in South Jersey. Never seen one.
I kid because one of the things I do know about basketball is that the Sixers are no good. My cousins in SNJ are Knicks fans. Or Lakers fans. Or something.
Ironically when 76ers owner Josh Harris recently purchased the NJ Devils franchise, there were plenty of rumors about him possibly relocating the 76ers franchise to North Jersey. Of course he would later go on to confirm that those rumors weren't true, which was great for me because I probably would've had a heart attack if my beloved Sixers would have relocated out of the Philly sports market.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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Lived and traveled all over Kentucky and Tennessee, so here goes...

KENTUCKY

NCAA - Kentucky basketball rules in 95 percent of the state. In the Louisville metro area, it's about split between Kentucky and Louisville. The regional schools get decent support in their communities WKU, EKU, Murray and Morehead.

NFL - Primarily Titans in the western and southern parts of the state and primarily Bengals in the central and eastern areas. Lots of bandwagon fans as well.

MLB - West is solid Cardinal red, while central/east is Reds country. Some Braves fans in south central and southeast

NBA - No dominant team, not tons of interest as Kentuckians are so focused on the college game.

NHL - Predators have a decent following in the west and south...not sure of a dominant allegiance in the north/east.


TENNESSEE

NCAA - Tennessee football is popular statewide but is religion in the east. The further west you go, the more you will see different allegiances. Lots of Kentucky fans in Nashville area, lots of Ole Miss and Mississippi State influence in Memphis. In basketball, the Memphis Tigers rule that city.

NFL - Titans are popular statewide, but definitely more so in Nashville/Middle Tennessee

MLB - West TN is Cardinals country and I would say East TN is probably primarily Braves fans. Middle TN is a bit of a no-man's land as far as baseball is concerned.

NBA - Grizzlies in Memphis, rest of the state is pretty indifferent.

NHL - Predators in Nashville and middle Tennessee...not sure their influence extends much into the west and east...
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:25 PM
 
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For Texas:

NFL: Dallas Cowboys by far
MLB: Rangers
NBA: Spurs
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:38 PM
 
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For Texas:

NFL: Dallas Cowboys by far
MLB: Rangers
NBA: Spurs
I've always wanted to know what NCAA team is most popular in Texas. I know out west a friend of mine (from the Austin area) said Texas Tech is big their, but who is more popular. A&M or Texas. I'm sure right now it's A&M because of all the hype in the SEC and Johnny Manziel but which fan base is more prevalent.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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Ironically when 76ers owner Josh Harris recently purchased the NJ Devils franchise, there were plenty of rumors about him possibly relocating the 76ers franchise to North Jersey. Of course he would later go on to confirm that those rumors weren't true, which was great for me because I probably would've had a heart attack if my beloved Sixers would have relocated out of the Philly sports market.
It wouldn't be the first time, as they started out as the Syracuse Nationals and left Syracuse in 1964 for Philadelphia. Actually, the Golden State Warriors were originally the Philadephia Warriors and left Philadelphia in 1962.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I've always wanted to know what NCAA team is most popular in Texas. I know out west a friend of mine (from the Austin area) said Texas Tech is big their, but who is more popular. A&M or Texas. I'm sure right now it's A&M because of all the hype in the SEC and Johnny Manziel but which fan base is more prevalent.
Texas by far.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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Texas by far.
Yeah, not even close. UT has the power to draw fans with no affiliation with the university. A&M fans are only Aggies.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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California:

MLB: as much as it pains me to say it, I believe the Dodgers are the most popular franchise statewide. The Giants are as storied and their fan base is as passionate, but Dogs by a nose in popularity.

NFL: 49ers. The Raiders enjoy a good fan base in both Northern and Southern California due to their history, but the Niners are among the elite teams of the league and have a passionate following statewide.

NBA: Lakers, no contest.

NHL: The Kings are better known and liked outside California. Within the state, I might give the edge to the Sharks, in terms of sheer enthusiasm for the team. I think this one is pretty even in California.

MLS: LA's team, whatever they're called.

NCAA: USC on most accounts, though UCLA, Stanford and Cal can all make claims in any given situation/sport.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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NHL: The Kings are better known and liked outside California. Within the state, I might give the edge to the Sharks, in terms of sheer enthusiasm for the team. I think this one is pretty even in California.
Honestly, I think the Sharks get more respect outside of California than the Kings(or the Ducks) until recently. Sharks have one of the best fan bases of any of the teams that started in the last twenty years or so, and I've met people from other hockey towns who actually give the team some recognition(people in Vancouver dislike the team but respect them as a rival). Locally, attendance is pretty steady in terms of selling out the arena in San Jose for years now, and they've been a contender for a while, though they haven't won a cup or even made it to the finals.

The Kings and Ducks go from good seasons to lukewarm years in between. The Kings are hot right now, time will tell if their popularity holds up. The Ducks went from winning a cup to having an arena averaging 85 percent capacity in like 3-4 years.
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