Redskins Fans Ranked 13th In NFL According To Study

Sept 18, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins fans cheer during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

 

Think you are the best Redskins fans? Think again. According to a recent study by the Emory Sports Marketing Analytics program, Washington Redskins fans come in at an astonishing 13 out of the 32 fanbases in the NFL. What might be worse is that they finished in third place in the NFC East (only above the Philadelphia Eagles).

The rival Dallas Cowboys came in first place, backing up their statement of “Americas Team,” and the New York Giants came in at number five, which is roughly where you’d expect them to finish. They after all have won two Super Bowls recently.

The way Emory predicts the rankings are a bit interesting. For instance they look at stadium revenues, which might not exactly always add up. The Redskins for instance have the third cheapest tickets in the NFC East ($79), so when compared to the Cowboys($110), Giants ($111) and Eagles ($69), they would be considered “worse,” and the Eagles finishing in 17th proved that.

It gets a bit confusing with the comparing of predictions vs. actualities (much like the BCS system), but in the end, you the fans finished 13th in the NFL.

 

 

Per Emory Sports Marketing Analytics program:

In our series of fan base analyses across leagues, we adjust for these complicating factors using a revenue premium model of fan equity.  The key idea is that we look at team box office revenues relative to team on-field success, market population, stadium capacity, median income and other factors.  The first step in our procedure involves the creation of a statistical model that predicts box office revenue as a function of the aforementioned variables.  We then compare actual revenues to the revenues predicted by the model.  Teams with relatively stronger fan support will have revenues that exceed the predicted values, and teams that under perform have relatively less supportive fan bases. We provide more details on the method here and here.

So, who came in as the top NFL fans? America’s team, of course.

Here is the full listing:

1. Dallas Cowboys

2. New England Patriots

3. New York Jets

4. New Orleans Saints

5. New York Giants

6. Indianapolis Colts

7. Chicago Bears

8. Baltimore Ravens

9. Pittsburgh Steelers

10. Tennessee Titans

11. San Diego Chargers

12. Denver Broncos

13. Washington Redskins

14. Green Bay Packers

15. Carolina Panthers

16. Houston Texans

17. Philadelphia Eagles

18. Minnesota Vikings

19. Cincinnati Bengals

20. Cleveland Browns

21. Kansas City Chiefs

22. St. Louis Rams

23. Seattle Seahawks

24. Buffalo Bills

25. Miami Dolphins

26. San Francisco 49ers

27. Jacksonville Jaguars

28. Detroit Lions

29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

30. Arizona Cardinals

31. Atlanta Falcons

32. Oakland Raiders

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