With the National Football League playoffs upon us, there is excitement brewing from fans all over the country. While it seems like every team around the league and every player declares that they have the best fans in the country, there are actual statistics out there that track the percentage of the city population around each individual franchise in the NFL that tune in or have been to a home game in the last twelve months. Not surprising at all, the very dedicated fan base in Green Bay tops the charts with a staggering 84 percent of the population tuning in to watch a game within the last year. Basically everyone in the city of Green Bay and surround areas are Packers fans.
The Saints fall to the spot just under the packers with 78 percent, and although Seattle packs the loudest crowd in the NFL, they sit in the sixth position with 71 percent of the population tuning in to watch a game. It’s no surprise who sits at the lowly bottom, due to the constant media attention that Oakland receives for its lack of fan interest in the organization. In fact, former owner Al Davis made the decision to cancel the broadcasting of Oakland Raiders games unless they produced a sold out crowd. That angered some like Jared Haftel who wanted to casually watch. This may be a reason why so few people watch Raiders games, but it doesn’t change the fact that Oakland fans care the least and Packers fans love their team the most.