milehigh wrote:Hard to say in the United States it varies so much regionally.
1. Broncos (NFL) religious about the Broncos
2. Rockies (MLB) summertime in Colorado with a great location downtown. They will always have people show up no matter how awful the product on the field.
3. Whoever is better between the Nuggets (NBA) & Avalanche (NHL) could move up to #2 if they are really good.
1. Cardinals (MLB)
1. Timbers (MLS) best fans in the MLS
2. Blazers (NBA)
1. Seahawks (NFL)
2. Sounders (MLS)
College basketball is huge in:
Kentucky; Tucson, Arizona; Indiana; North Carolina.
Have to agree with you about college basketball in Tucson, as that's where I went to school...that's all it is. It is interesting how things change so much regionally. I've lived quite a few places.
Grew up in Phx and for the longest time it was the Suns...but the Cardinals overtook them in the past 5 years, but there might have still always been more NFL fans than NBA fans in general because Phoenix is full of transplants from all over so they follow their hometown teams. When the D-Backs won the World Series they were more popular than the Cardinals. The Cardinals really had almost zero popularity until the last decade or so. There used to routinely be more fans of opposing teams and they never sold out games. But with all the transplants and people traveling from east to warm weather during the fall, just brought tons of fans of opposing teams.Minnesota
(lived there for a year) -
When I lived there the Twins were good, so they had their fans. Overall there were probably more NFL fans, but almost half of them at that time were Packers fans. Hockey is very popular too.
I think basketball probably ranks 4th there right now after the other three which are all pretty close, but basketball could rise if that young team with all that talent begins to dominateDenver
The Broncos (NFL) will always be #1, but when I lived there the Avalanche were definitely second, followed by the Rockies and then Nuggets.San Diego
I've always been a big Chargers fan so this one is tough because taxpayers paid for a baseball stadium but won't for a football one, so baseball might be #1 here. Tons of Lakers fans though when I lived there. Basketball still easily third in San DiegoSan Antonio
Spurs - everything Spurs
- College football is everything, a tiny bit of talk about the Cowboys and Spurs