Forbes Proves it With Science: Cowboys Have the Best Fans

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With the start of the NFL season this week, Forbes has been in something of a football-list-making frenzy. We were reminded, for example, that Drew Brees is the league's highest-paid player and that you're very own Dallas Cowboys is the most valuable team in football. This afternoon, Forbes gave America's team another superlative: We have the best fans.

Of course we do, but how, other than listening to unhealthy amounts of sports radio, does one gauge the quality of a team's fans? We'll let Forbes explain:

Our ranking is based on five criteria: stadium attendance (a combination of consecutive sell-outs and average season stadium capacity), television ratings (as provided by Nielsen), merchandise sales (per NFLShop.com), social media reach (a combination of Facebook likes and Twitter followers based on the team's metro area population), and fan club presence (based on the active number found online). To prevent bandwagon fans and frontrunners from skewing the results, two years worth of data were used for stadium attendance, TV ratings, and merchandise sales.

Throw all that in a blender, and the Cowboys come out on top. The Packers and Steelers are tied for second, followed by the Patriots, Colts, and Saints. And those alleged Giants whose asses we just kicked? They don't even make the top 10.

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MikeWestEast
MikeWestEast

Troy Aikman precisely summed up the Dallas fan several years ago and why they are different. Dallas fans like winners like in other cities. The difference is when you lose. They do not trash your car or call up shows and complain. They do not jeer. You simply do not exist because Dallas only likes winners and losers are not worth their time. When a team starts winning, the Dallas fans are right back as if the intervening years never happened. The other result is that in a win, Dallas fans do not worry at all about the negative particulars. For a loss, see Rule 1. If I am an athlete,it is likely a good situation. They would just as soon not be bothered during bad times. It just does not fit the standard East Coast mentality of the rabid fan.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

"and that you're very own"

 

You may want to roll with "your" there, chief. Holy crap.

 

And there is absolutely no way two years is long enough to eliminate frontrunning as a variable.

Koons17112
Koons17112

@SportsAce214 Ty #CowboysFam #DC4L

Koons17112
Koons17112

@SportsAce214 Ty ... Just followed ya. Can I got a follow back?? Thx. #GoCowboys #DC4L

joshclark000
joshclark000

@43abernathy I like the ending of it haha

gbgary54
gbgary54

@dvilletx paaaleeeease. lol btw...where ya been? you dont tweet nearly as often as you used to.

Ryan Millard
Ryan Millard

I'm not even going to read that trash. The fans of any Dallas sports franchise, but mainly the cowboys and stars and the worst, most entitled fans I have ever seen.

Texbard
Texbard

@Dallas_Observer Just read the site comments. Sure are lots of BigD haters trolling. Must not have good news sites where they're from. ;-)

korpil
korpil

@alonso_quixano @12parsecs @pandaferoce @steelriata @rojofrio igual que los fans del América.

PandaFeroce
PandaFeroce

@alonso_quixano @12parsecs @SteelRiata @rojofrio @korpil también son los más sangrones, pero eso ya también lo sabíamos :P

Matt DeLoach
Matt DeLoach

Dear Editor, please proof your articles before publishing.

tenjedd
tenjedd

THAT'S AWESOME..... BUT THE SUPER BOWL HAS PROVEN WITH THE SCIENCE OF WINNING  (AS  WELL AS KNOCKING THE COWBOYS OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS REGULARLY) THAT THE NEW YORK GIANTS HAVE THE BEST TEAM IN FOOTBALL !!   

SO BASICALLY,  THEY CHEER REALLY WELL IN DALLAS .... FOR A SHITTY TEAM THAT CAN'T WIN A PLAY OFF GAME TO SAVE THEIR ASSES !!!

I WOULDN'T BE SO PROUD, Y'ALL SHOULD HANG YOUR HEADS IN SHAME...YOUR COWBOYS SUCK !    LMFAO.

 

PADDED STATS  AND MISINFORMATION... THE BACKBONE OF THE DALLAS COWBABIES EVERYWHERE !!   :-)

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

No, no, no.  Packers fans.  They even own the team.

Double-O-Joe
Double-O-Joe

"you're very own Dallas Cowboys"?

 

I don't want to be pedantic (okay, that's a lie), but come on.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

Really?  The same Cowboys fans that yell "down in front " everytime I've stood up in a game, for 31 years? Going to a Cowboys game is akin to  watching paint dry; a frickin' sanitized, boring mess. At east at home I can stand up and yell. 

MattL11
MattL11

Is this the same Forbes that called Houston "America's Coolest City"? Yeah, I rest my case. 

43abernathy
43abernathy

@joshclark000 I know it really sets things off nicely

SoAndSo
SoAndSo

 @tenjedd Ouch. Your halitosis keypress is hurting the neurons of my primary visual cortex. 

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