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View Poll Results: City that is biggest on football in the U.S.?
Boston 4 3.51%
Dallas 43 37.72%
San Francisco 0 0%
Chicago 2 1.75%
Green Bay 20 17.54%
Pittsburgh 19 16.67%
Miami 2 1.75%
Other 24 21.05%
Voters: 114. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-03-2016, 07:22 PM
 
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I assume high school, college and pro football are all big in Texas, so overall I would pick Dallas. This is the only area where I found radio broadcasts of high school football play-by-play.
In terms of the last sentence, do you mean in terms of major areas? I know that some parts of the NYC area that would or did have some HS Football radio broadcasts. You also have the Madison Square Garden Varsity network which has a Game of the Week during the HS Football season.
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Old 09-03-2016, 08:05 PM
 
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I could cheat and say that you could put well over half the population of Knoxville in Neyland stadium. But since most of the city is unincorporated, lets say almost 1/4 of the county population of 432K. Still that's impressive.

There is other stuff to do in Knoxville but it is undoubtedly a football town. If you aren't a fan, its a great time to go shopping, run errands, etc. Just get home before the traffic lets out.
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Texans love football. And Texas high school football games are truly an experience, even at smaller schools.

Funny thing - I live in east Texas, and not only do we have tons of Cowboys fans here, we also have a lot of Saints fans (probably due in part to the massive immigration of Louisianians after Katrina, as well as the subsequent years of Saints strength - which seems to be sadly waning!).

My husband and I go to a local sports bar to watch the Saints games, because there are so many Saints fans around here. And the biggest game of the season at that sports bar is not the Superbowl - it's the Saints vs Cowboys game! Sadly, they don't play each other this year, Dang it!
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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In terms of the last sentence, do you mean in terms of major areas? I know that some parts of the NYC area that would or did have some HS Football radio broadcasts. You also have the Madison Square Garden Varsity network which has a Game of the Week during the HS Football season.
I'll answer that one - I live in the Tyler area and we have a local radio station that covers all the local football games and stays on top of the biggest rivalries virtually play by play each week. We also have a running tab online and on screen with several local TV stations covering local high school games. Just about every game I've been to is being covered by local news, with a camera crew.

I was absolutely SHOCKED by the crazy size of Homecoming mums when I moved to Texas. My gosh. It's common to have around $100 tied up in one of those stupid mums.

Half times are fantastic.

I have to admit, I love going to high school football games in Texas.
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Old 09-04-2016, 07:30 AM
 
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I'll answer that one - I live in the Tyler area and we have a local radio station that covers all the local football games and stays on top of the biggest rivalries virtually play by play each week. We also have a running tab online and on screen with several local TV stations covering local high school games. Just about every game I've been to is being covered by local news, with a camera crew.

I was absolutely SHOCKED by the crazy size of Homecoming mums when I moved to Texas. My gosh. It's common to have around $100 tied up in one of those stupid mums.

Half times are fantastic.

I have to admit, I love going to high school football games in Texas.
I believe it, as TX HS Football has a rep for going all out.

In parts of Upstate NY, you get radio broadcasts from some communities and Time Warner Cable Sports has a Game of the Week on Friday nights. You'll have a preview of the games by region(Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse/CNY, Albany and the Hudson Valley). In the Syracuse/CNY area, they also have a Thursday night Game of Week as well. You have some schools with pretty nice and relatively big stadiums, with a few schools in the Binghamton area(Binghamton, Union-Endicott and Vestal), Corning, Jamestown, Rome, Auburn, Hornell, Olean, Waverly, Batavia and maybe a few others comin to mind. Most of these just so happen to be close to PA too. That probably is as extensive it gets in NY State.
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:06 PM
 
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I would have to say Dallas and Houston. Texas really loves its football..
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Old 09-07-2016, 04:07 PM
 
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Seattle probably belongs in the Top 6 or 7 for major cities. People are fanatics about the Seahawks, the UW Huskies (who play in Seattle proper) have a storied history and a very devoted and prominent fanbase, and there are a number of strong high school football programs in the region.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:59 PM
 
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In terms of combined support for high school, college and NFL football, Dallas and Pittsburgh are in a class by themselves. Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, New Orleans and Philadelphia are the only other major U.S. cities that even come close.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:12 PM
 
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In terms of combined support for high school, college and NFL football, Dallas and Pittsburgh are in a class by themselves. Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, New Orleans and Philadelphia are the only other major U.S. cities that even come close.
I agree with this list.

Until you spend a home game day in New Orleans, you probably haven't seen football crazy at it's height!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV3CsJhE5LM
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I know high school, college and pro football are all big in Texas, so overall I would pick Dallas. This is the only area where I found radio broadcasts of high school football play-by-play.
Cincinnati my hometown has the same thing. HS football here is HUGEEEEEEEE.
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