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Most Popular Sports/Teams by state

Posted on: February 23, 2008 12:52 am
 
This is from a survey of over 40,000 Americans asked to list their favorite sports league and professional sports team

Alabama
(College Football/Braves)
Alaska (NFL/Lakers)
Arizona (MLB/Diamondbacks)
Arkansas (College Football/Cardinals
California (NFL/Lakers)
Colorado (NFL/Broncos)
Connecticut (NFL/Yankees)
Delaware (NFL/Eagles)
Florida (NFL/Dolphins)
Georgia (College Football/Braves)
Hawaii (NFL/Lakers)
Idaho (NFL/Mariners)
Illinois (NFL/Bears)
Indiana (NFL/Pacers)
Iowa (MLB/Cubs)
Kansas (NFL/Chiefs)
Kentucky (College Basketball/Reds)
Louisiana (NFL/Saints)
Maine (MLB/Red Sox)
Maryland (NFL/Ravens)
Massachusetts (MLB/Red Sox)
Michigan (NFL/Red Wings)
Minnesota (NFL/Vikings
Mississippi (College Football/Braves)
Missouri (NFL/Cardinals)
Montana (NFL/Broncos)
Nebraska (College Football/Cubs)
Nevada (NFL/Lakers)
New Hampshire (MLB/Red Sox)
New Jersey (NFL/Yankees)
New Mexico (NFL/Cowboys)
New York (MLB/Yankees)
North Carolina (College Basketball/Braves)
North Dakota (NFL/Vikings)
Ohio (NFL/Browns)
Oklahoma (College Football/Cowboys)
Oregon (NFL/Trail Blazers)
Pennsylvania (NFL/Steelers)
Rhode Island (NFL/Red Sox)
South Carolina (College Football/Braves)
South Dakota (NFL/Vikings)
Tennessee (College Football/Titans)
Texas (NFL/Cowboys)
Utah (NBA/Jazz)
Vermont (MLB/Red Sox)
Virginia (NFL/Redskins)
Washington (MLB/Mariners)
West Virginia (NFL/Steelers)
Wisconsin (NFL/Packers)
Wyoming (NFL/Broncos)


Ranking of leagues by percentage of Americans who chose it as their favorite:
1) NFL
2) MLB
3) College Football
4) NBA
5) College Basketball
6) NHL
7) NASCAR



Biggest MLB State: Washington
Biggest MLB City: Seattle
Biggest NFL State: Wisconsin
Biggest NFL City: Green Bay
Biggest NBA State: Utah
Biggest NBA City: Sacramento
Biggest NHL State: Michigan
Biggest NHL City: Detroit
Biggest College Football State: Alabama
Biggest College Basketball City: Cincinnati
Biggest College Basketball State: North Carolina
Biggest NASCAR State: West Virginia
Category: General
Comments

Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2008 6:41 pm
 

Most Popular Sports/Teams by state

I know that it is not a professional sport. LOL



Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2008 6:40 pm
 

Most Popular Sports/Teams by state

Being from Wisconsin before life played a nasty trick on me and forced a move to Illinois, I heartily agree that Geen Bay is the #1 sports team but would make the claim that deer hunting is the number 1 sport.



Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2008 11:33 pm
 

Most Popular Sports/Teams by state

i think colorado could be going to baseball after the rockie's amazing season last year and hockey is my favorite sport so i think this would be interesting to see how it changes each year



Since: Nov 8, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2008 9:24 pm
 

Most Popular Sports/Teams by state

the football godz live in ohio ,go browns ,buckeyes



Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2008 2:49 am
 

Most Popular Sports/Teams by state

Biggest College Football State: Alabama

Got that right!

ROLL TIDE!




Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2008 7:01 pm
 

Most Popular Sports/Teams by state

Minnesota is #1 for hockey,how could Washington be the #1 MLB state?, It would have to be either California or New York, theirs no way that it is Washington



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2008 6:28 pm
 

Most Popular Sports/Teams by state

How is Cincy the number one CBB city?



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2008 1:43 pm
 

Most Popular Sports/Teams by state

I live in Tennessee and Football will ALWAYS be #1 down here and NHL there are preds fans in nashville but it still hasn't taken off. but there is very many die hard preds fans, but like i said Tennessee will always be football first! GO VOLS!




Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2008 10:59 am
 

Most Popular Sports/Teams by state

I find the survey interesting and appreciate the hard work of you posting however I was wondering when was the survey taken

I would be very surprised if Tennesee still has college football as it favorite at least at the moment

I was much less surprised with the end of the survey which has the Biggest Categories. For a second I was like West Virginia for Nascar but then realized the probably most fans per number surveyed?

Tennessee NOT having NHL listed is probably one reason they have been having attendance problems



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