Every fanbase in America thinks they're the best. LSU fans think they're better than Alabama fans. Yankees fans think they're much cooler than Red Sox fans.

What about the NFL? Which NFL team really has the best fans?

In Louisiana, we know it's the Who Dat Nation.

However, according to professor Michael Lewis from Emory University's Goizueta School of Business, he knows exactly which team has the best fans.

He headed up a report that breaks down the best and worst in the league using three tools of evaluation: fan equity, social equity and road equity.

And after all that analysis, fans of the Dallas Cowboys ended up on top followed by the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.

The Saints fanbase came in at #10.

Here is the full list of teams in the latest rankings:

1. Dallas Cowboys
2. New England Patriots
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. New York Giants
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
6. Green Bay Packers
7. Denver Broncos
8. Chicago Bears
9. San Francisco 49ers
10. New Orleans Saints
11. Washington Redskins
12. Indianapolis Colts
13. Atlanta Falcons
14. Miami Dolphins
15. Seattle Seahawks
16. Carolina Panthers
17. Oakland Raiders
18. Baltimore Ravens
19. Buffalo Bills
20. New York Jets
21. Houston Texans
22. Detroit Lions
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
24. Minnesota Vikings
25. Arizona Cardinals
26. Los Angeles Chargers
27. Cleveland Browns
28. Cincinnati Bengals
29. Jacksonville Jaguars
30. Tennessee Titans
31. Kansas City Chiefs
32. Los Angeles Rams

The Cowboys actually ranked highly in all three categories. The team led the way in fan equity, which measures how much fans are willing to spend. (Understandable I guess since Cowboys fans will buy all kinds of wasteful crap on their team.)

New England was the top dawg in the social equity category, which measures engagement in social media communities. (Also understandable since it's so miserably cold there during the winter. What else are they going to do but sit inside on their phones yucking about how dreamy their little quarterback is?!)

The Eagles were the top road equity team, drawing well in games away from home. (Good thing the Saints beat them in the playoffs at home last year. Those fans can be so miserable.)

Well, at least the Saints fanbase did much better than the Chiefs and Rams fans in the ranking. Come on Los Angeles, y'all made the Super Bowl* last year!!

* means "asterick", as in "the Rams Super Bowl appearance in 2019 has an asterick next to it."



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