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Old 12-20-2014, 08:10 PM
 
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Bills more popular than the Yankees? Are they even more popular than the Giants? And Raiders?
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:39 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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How do you define most popular? Going to Wal Mart and tallying the tee shirts you see? Attendance? Ratings?

NFL tv ratings crush every other sports (except for college football). A bad game on the NFL network on Thursday gets better ratings than the ALCS / NLCS. A good game on Sunday gets better ratings the the World Series.
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Atlanta:
I'm not saying it's a great pro football town (it cares more about college football than anything) but the Falcons are the most popular of the pro teams.

Chicago:
Toss-up between the Bears and the Cubs/White Sox. The tradition and enthusiasm is extremely deep for both sports.

Houston:
Seriously? It's the Texans.

Here's another take on your question, but it's by state:

Most Popular Sports Teams By State - Inside the Huddle
I doubt the nationals are more popular than the skins in va. Then again, there are so many Cowboy fans in VA that it balances it out lol to make run for the bats. Also lol at the heat more popular than the dolphins.
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:42 PM
 
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How do you define most popular? Going to Wal Mart and tallying the tee shirts you see? Attendance? Ratings?

NFL tv ratings crush every other sports (except for college football). A bad game on the NFL network on Thursday gets better ratings than the ALCS / NLCS. A good game on Sunday gets better ratings the the World Series.
At least in the Denver market for me it's what people talk most on sports radio. We have 3 local dedicated sports radio stations and the Broncos are the talk all day all year long. They will figure a way to bring in Bronco discussion in middle of summer. Avalanche, Nuggets, and Rockies always get pushed to the side
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:43 PM
 
Location: East Bay
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Bruins more popular than the Red Sox or Patriots in Massachusetts? I find that hard to believe.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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At least in the Denver market for me it's what people talk most on sports radio. We have 3 local dedicated sports radio stations and the Broncos are the talk all day all year long. They will figure a way to bring in Bronco discussion in middle of summer. Avalanche, Nuggets, and Rockies always get pushed to the side

Same here in Cleveland even with Lebron coming back. Yes the Cavaliers have regained popularity due to Lebron's return, but the fact that people here get geared up for the NFL draft, and the Browns come up in discussion on local talk shows in the middle of summer, this is definitely a football town first, with the Cavaliers and Indians vying for second. Put it this way, when the Browns suck, people still go to the games. When the Cavaliers and Indians suck, you can't fill those venues. Hell, even the Indians who had some success the past 2 seasons with a 1 game playoff vs the Rays last year, and finishing again with a winning record this year couldn't pack Progressive Field! In the 90s they were breaking all sorts of attendance and sell out records! When Lebron left, and the Cavaliers went into the toilet, The Q was empty.
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:47 PM
 
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The Raiders may be the most popular team in California, but here in Oakland I see more people wearing 49er swag than Raiders.
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