New York is split between the Giants and Bills

facebook nfl fan like data map

A few bits from a Facebook analysis of "like" data for NFL teams:

+ Unsurprisingly, eastern and downstate New York is Giants country, with a majority of people in the those counties liking the football Giants over other NFL teams. There's a dividing line running north-south around Syracuse where the majority shifts to the Bills. (And a few counties in the Southern Tier that are majority Steelers fans.)

+ The only New York county with majority Jets fans: Nassau County, on Long Island.

+ The 49ers appear to have more support in New York than the Ravens (at least, by county majorities).

+ Giants fans are most likely to be "friends" with people who are fans of these teams (in descending order): the Jets (haha), the Cowboys, the Steelers, the Patriots, and the the Eagles. As it happens, the Cowboys and Steelers show up often on the "most fan friends" lists due to strong nationwide followings.

Deadspin has more, including bigger versions of the maps.

map: Facebook

Comments

That's really cool. Odd about Alaska an Hawaii though...I wonder why those affiliations happen the way they do.

I've often wondered the same thing about baseball.

These Bills fans of which you speak, who are they? I see various places advertise as Bills' Bars but...never do I see the fans there. I mean, I don't blame them, but are they the black swans of NY Fandom?

This is great, what a fun map! I'm a Pittsburgh transplant and just love seeing the (black and) gold all over the map!

@Summer - I'm guessing HI is Steelers because of Troy Polamalu, a Samoan.

Great find. Thanks!

Stupid Cowboys...

Ned,
Go to McGeary's in Albany during a Bills game. That's the only place I know that is promoting itself as a Bills bar in this area. Every screen is turned to the game, and the place is FILLED!

Also, the map clearly shows that the area is Giants territory. No where does this post suggest there are tons of Bills fans here.

What's with South Carolina and the Steelers?

Looks cool!! Most of my home state of New Mexico including my county is all Cowboys!!! GO COWBOYS

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