08-23-2013, 06:52 AM #1
Vikings & Packers fan loyalty ranked
Vikings and Packers fan loyalty ranked in new study
Are Vikings fans or Packers fans more loyal? New study answers the question. - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
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08-23-2013, 08:15 AM #2
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The Packers and Vikings both ranked in the middle of the field. Green Bay was No. 14, while Minnesota was No. 18.
Their other NFC North division foes, the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, finished No. 7 and No. 28, respectively.Zeus wrote:
When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?
08-23-2013, 11:22 AM #3
I've seen 4 or 5 other such articles. All seem to have us at the bottom or near the bottom of their lists.
Not surprising though. I've always contended that our fan base isn't as strong as some think.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
08-24-2013, 06:42 AM #4Rookie
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You mean all those Packer fans that became Jets fans then Vikings fans and now are back to being Packer "fans".
08-24-2013, 10:59 PM #5
Having lived in Wisconsin for about 3 decades, I can HONESTLY say that the Packer fan base was almost non-existent in the 70's and 80's. It grew when Majkowski was there, then took off when Favre started winning games.
While the season tickets may have remained sold-out in Green Bay, the truth is that the southwest and south central parts of the state wound up being heavily Viking and Bear influenced. Packtards often point to their decades long season ticket waits as a barometer of their fan base loyalty. I find that to be only a small indicator.
Truth is, if you look at the survey results, the successful teams were at the top, and the unsuccessful ones were at the bottom. It's a simple fact that fans don't follow losers, and come flooding back when they win again. While the survey tried to account for more than winning and losing, the fat remains that those two play a HUGE role.
The odd effect, however, is how some perennial losing teams wind up with a substantial fan base, almost in spite of their lack of success. The Cleveland Browns are one example. in Baseball, the Chicago Cubs are another.
But interesting nonetheless.
08-27-2013, 06:08 PM #6
One thing this does not consider is that Packer fans generally have to take a road trip to their stadium. No other team has its stadium so far away from its metro population and wealthy suburban areas. Packer fans have a lot going for them on the idiot scale, but they do win points for that.
08-28-2013, 08:25 PM #7Asst. Coach
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