How can anyone say the New England Patriots have a more loyal fan base than the Philadelphia Eagles?
We at Inside The Iggles love our family over at Fansided, but we have to take issue with a recent poll. FanSided just released their recent Fandom 250 rankings, where they look at every avenue from celebrities to brands to entertainment to sports, and they compile a list of the top 250 fanbases in the world. The Philadelphia Eagles landed smack dab in the middle of the list at 124.
Whether the Eagles are more popular than James Bond or Migos can be open for debate, but one thing’s certain. When you place them on a list that ranks the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots or even the Dallas Cowboys ahead of them, we, at ITI have to take exception.
Wait. Did we read that correctly?
Let’s just start with the Patriots. The Patriots aren’t even the most popular franchise in the Boston area. Theirs is a fanbase comprised mostly of the bandwagon element that exists in all of sports, but don’t take our word for it. Ask yourself. How many Patriots fans had you met before they went on this historic run that they’re currently on? Don’t worry. We’ll wait.
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Do you really think they’d still show up in full force if their team had missed the playoffs for five straight seasons? They didn’t in the past.
We demand a recount!
Then, there’s the ‘Hawks and the Cowgirls. Sure, the 12th man is what it is now, but are they as passionate as the members of Eagles Nation? Have they stuck with this team through thick and thin? Do they take over the stadiums of opposing teams as the Eagles have done regularly throughout their history and regularly this season?
Or have they experienced a recent increase in numbers based on the success that they’ve seen over the last decade or so?
We won’t even bring up the Cowboys. Is it us, or do Cowboys fans seem to bail on “America’s Team” when things don’t go right? How many Cowboys fans do you know that claim to be fans of the Cowboys AND someone else? How can you even be a fan of two NFL teams in the first place? Come on FanSided! Give us a recount!
Hit us up in the comment section and on social media. What do you think? Are the Eagles ranked too low?