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There was some discussion in the Ravens thread about the border between Redskins territory and Ravens territory. Facebook created a map based on the location of people who have liked a particular team on Facebook.
It we took a crack at one based solely on proximity. But all previous efforts have been self-selecting or otherwise flawed. If only there was a massive database of millions of Americans identifying their favorite teams, with precise geographic information included.
Pretty much exactly along the 301/410 split, with the exception of western Maryland, which is Steelers country. Exactly what those of us who are normal have always stated, and what morons like RD52 will never understand.
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
Biggest LOL for me came when I finally found the one county in America that supports the Jets
Yup, I was just saying on another thread, it's basically the HoCo-PG line on 95 and HoCo-MoCo on 29 (Rt. 198). Western Marylanders are clearly terrible people.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
lol at the jets :( one county, my own Nassau county
[nolaeer] See, I told you West Virginia could deliver the Mesquite, NV market! [/nolaeer]
And WTF is up with SW Va? There are certainly some Cowboys fans, but it's baffling that it's so widespread, and I can't imagine they outweigh Redskins fans.
Balls to the wall
It makes sense since they're the newest team in the league, but Houston has NO national following.
Also, I'd be curious about the reasons for the outliers in this map, like the random county in Alabama that roots for the Steelers, or the county in Central TX that roots for the Saints.
Some of those counties have like five people using the Internet.
Small sample sizes considering how many people there actually have the internet.
lmao sully and Hogie are the same person tonight
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
Also in addition to requiring fans to have the internet, not everyone "likes" their favorite team on facebook so that probably could also contribute to some weird results.
This post was edited by neal990 15 months ago
We don't need those bandwagon traitors in Suffolk.
Dumb ass my general premise has always been the Ravens represent the state of Maryland. Redskins do not.
I do not give a shit about boundaries.
So random people in South Carolina who happen to have Internet access pick the Steelers, many in NC do the same along with a few random midwest/southwest counties presumably high in meth use. There's a strong base in the country's most alcoholic, prostitute-using, Carlos Boozer-supporting region of the country otherwise known as Alaska. Not to mention the homebase of PA, West Virginia and eastern Ohio and Kentucky. This group could make Dundalk look like Manhattan by comparison.
Meth users are some of the most enterprising people in the world, we're proud to have them constitute a solid 48% of Steeler nation
I went to law school down there. There are Cowboys fans there, but it's definitely Redskins country first. Kinda like the opposite of PG County.
My folks live in Lexington, and it's clearly Redskins country. Maybe asshat bandwagoners are the only ones to put their favorite NFL team on Facebook.
Alaska is basically Pennsylvania.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
how many people in this thread "like" their favorite NFL team on Facebook? I don't
There are a shitload of Pittsburgh transplants in NC.
While population wise we may not be the smallest fanbase, it certainly looks that way in terms of square miles (Ravens fan that is). Edit to say the Jets actually have the smallest territory and it's not even close.
I think it's interesting that none of the southern PA counties are Ravens territory and that Frederick county is considered Redskins territory. I figured Frederick was pretty split and I thought maybe York and some other southern counties in PA might be more Ravens than Steelers.
And the Steelers fanbase just makes me laugh. Must be a great city up there in Western PA.
This post was edited by charmcity3131 15 months ago
Just looking at a map isn't a great way to judge, since there are vast expanses of this country where basically no one lives. If you look at a red-blue political map and assume equal population distribution, you'd have to wonder how any democrat gets elected, ever. It would be somewhat interesting to add up the populations of each county per team, but it still wouldn't be quite accurate since lots of counties could be split. Facebook more or less has the data to determine how split each county is, so they could make it more accurate if they wanted to.
As for Frederick, that's a slight problem with doing it this way... There could be only one more Redskins fan than Ravens fans in Frederick County, and it would show up burgundy. I think it's probably more like a 67-33 split if not more, but there's no way to tell from this map.
As for the York area, I'm sure there are some Ravens fans up there, but I'm pretty sure there are way more Steelers fans. I know local CBS affiliates always complain about having to show Ravens games over Steelers games, since Harrisburg is defined by the NFL as a secondary market to Baltimore.
That map shows what a fine job the Panthers have done marketing themselves to the Palmetto State...not.
I am a little suspicious of the Steelers' dominant map presence in SC, though. There are probably as many Redskins fans in the state -- in fact, I would say there are more, despite Dan Snyder's best efforts.
There is also an age discrepancy. Redskins fans in South Carolina are generally going to be older. That may come into play with "liking" something on Facebook.
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