What is the most popular professional sports team in the US?
According to a survey, the Dallas Cowboys are the most popular team among all major professional sports leagues in the United States: NFL, NBA, MLB, etc.
A new study revealed the favorite major league team in each of the 50 US states whether they were from the NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS or NHL. The team that came up the most number of times was the Dallas Cowboys, which was named most popular in seven of the states.
Odds comparison experts Sports-Betting-NY analyzed Google search data over the last 12 months for all 152 major league sports teams from the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL and MLS. They looked at the number of searches each sports team received each month on average, to find the most sought-after team in each state.
The team currently led by Mike McCarthy was the most searched for in seven US states: Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Virginia and the franchise’s home state, Texas.
The statistics shouldn’t be surprising- the Cowboys have historically been regarded as ‘America’s team’. They have amassed a combined fan base of over 16.6 million followers across their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Also, they have consistently topped the Forbes list of richest sports organizations, thanks to the marketing genius of owner Jerry Jones.
Despite the team’s popularity thanks to a long history that includes five Super Bowl rings, the ‘Lone Stars’ have not won a Lombardi trophy since 1995.
Surprisingly, the Atlanta Braves were the most popular in three states, which are Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. The Boston Celtics, Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings were also the most popular in three states.