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I bet people who don't live in the general geographic area are more prone to liking their teams. Especially if they're that special type of doucher NFL fan and live in a rival's area, although they wouldn't show up here except the playoff scenarios.
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
I've actually spent a fair amount of time in South Carolina and I would say that there are an awful lot of Steelers fans down there. The state is dominated by college football and by Clemson for the most part, but the Steelers definitely have some presence.
It has to be based on more than "liking" your team. As you look toward the bottom, the map ebbs and flows during the playoffs.
The takeaway here is that the Ravens are one of the least popular teams ever. And that America is a bandwagon hopping whore.
This. With a few exceptions, the entire high plains region from eastern Montana down to north Texas is essentially wheat fields and cow pasture.
I don't think it's that shocking that a team that is only 17 years old doesn't have a large national following, especially when you factor in the surrounding area is already oversaturated with popular franchises.
This post was edited by jsh 18 months ago
I live in Frederick and think it is pretty evenly split between Redskins, Ravens and Steelers.
I don't think you're interpreting it correctly... It's not like people in the DC area suddenly unliked the Redskins and liked the Ravens on Facebook once the Redskins were eliminated. Facebook simply only counted likes from teams still in contention. So, there are more Ravens fans in the DC area than fans of any of the other seven teams that made it to the divisional weekend, which isn't surprising.
This post was edited by azitnay 18 months ago
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
The map was made using Graph Search, which is a new FB tool that allows you to see who "liked" or posted about a keyword. So I'd expect results are a combination of likes and discussion.
And FB has a spot on your profile specifically for your favorite sports teams.
This post was edited by historicus 18 months ago
I agree with this. And a more accurate measure than Facebook "likes" is tv ratings. Look at the ratings for the Ravens in certain counties within the DC tv market such as Frederick and Charles. Set a high this season. Lower than the Redskins, but higher than any other team televised on those stations.
It doesn't ebb and flow during the playoffs. Those aren't people switching teams.
Facebook eliminated teams at each round, so you could see what were the most popular of the remaining teams. Users didn't "like" new teams, they were removed from the dataset.
Kind of hard to tell the difference in colors for some teams. Looks like the Ravens have a couple random counties on the east coast of North Carolina? Maybe one in southern Kentucky? I'm assuming the purple in Nebraska/Kansas is Vikings.
Where is that?
and saying the jets have the smallest # is silly. While they may have only one county dominated, its pretty well-known that NYC is giants first. All those Giant- blue areas probably have a 1.5:1 giants to jets fan ratio (or something like that.) Jets fans are spread across nyc whereas every other team can dominate their market since they don't share. The map completely undersells this.
Definitely hard to tell unless you zoom in, but you can check the RGB values to know for sure. Ravens are RGB 54,16,86. The counties in eastern North Carolina are RGB 51,0,107 (Vikings). The county in southern Kentucky is RGB 0,0,92 (Bears).
Some of the comments are amazing.
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It's weird how many colors there are in Kentucky. I thought they didn't really like that kind of thing.
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"Thanks again to Sean Taylor for the graphics."
This whole graph was just a shot in the dark.
If you're looking at someone's timeline, just add /favorites to the end of the URL to see all their likes. Sports teams are one of the categories. If you're looking at yours, you can edit them right there.
you are all clowns for putting any sort of stock into this
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
That is a disgrace. Steelers fans?
I'm actually thrilled the Ravens fanbase is depicted the way it is on that map. I'd be embarrassed if we had bandwagon fans and people living the area in droves spreading out all over the country.
My friend's dad, who lives in Frederick, is a Steelers fan because he grew up in central PA and moved to MD to work for the Government. There's probably a lot of similar stories to that around there, along with the bandwagon factor.
I think you'll see a good amount of Steelers fans in MD as a response to Ravens fans similar to how many Cowboys fans there are around DC.
That's one way to spin it I guess.
I'm using mobile but i don't see Washington in the key
im hearing pg plaza is the spot!
Funny, everyone else doesn't want you spreading either.
charmcity is doing serious work in this thread. Not the good kind of work, but serious work nonetheless.
I agree with this.
Deadspin touting this as the most accurate ever is pretty misleading.
Carolina Steeler fans should kill themselves
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