Eagles fans have long been regarded as passionate and knowledgable, if not a little bit insane, crude, and out of control. The people of Philadelphia like to think of themselves as the best fans in the NFL, while many opposing players, coaches, and fans think they’re in fact the worst.
Truthfully, Eagles fans are just average, according to a recent survey conducted by Scarborough Research.
Via a recent Philly.com item by Peter Mucha, the mediocrity of Eagles fans is outlined.
About 210,000 people across the country, after being phoned by Scarborough, agreed to fill out detailed questionnaires about all sorts of consumer interests and habits. The results became available in February, though the data collection process lasted from August 2011 to September 2012.
Respondents were asked if they were “very,” “somewhat” or “not at all” interested in the National Football League, and finishing first was Green Bay, Wisc., with 86 percent expressing interest, and 56 percent choosing “very interested.”
New Orleans (81 percent interested, 51 percent very interested), Pittsburgh (81 and 47), Baltimore (74 and 43) and Cincinnati (72 and 37) rounded out the Top 5, counting only the 30 markets with NFL franchises. (The York and San Francisco/Oakland areas each have two teams.)
Philadelphia tied for 15th (with Atlanta) with 66 percent interested, and tied for 19th (with Nashville) with 31 percent very interested – though a single percentage point behind a half-dozen NFL cities, including Washington and Dallas.
Basically, this is a convoluted way of saying that Eagles fans, based on Scarborough’s parameters are just average. Of course, this doesn’t really matter because a completely subjective classification can’t really be quantified via a survey, but it’s April and this is the type of stuff we get to worry about.