clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

The Chicago Bears have the best fans in the NFC North

John Konstantaras/Getty Images

The above title just isn't my opinion, it's a fact.

You simply can't argue with science.

Emory Sports Marketing Analytics (that sounds really official) has compiled the 2015 NFL Fan Equity Rankings (that sounds official too) and the Chicago Bears' fans ranked higher than the other three fan-bases in the NFC North.

Chicago came in 6th, just ahead of the 7th placed Green Bay Packers' fans, well ahead of the 18th ranked Minnesota Vikings' fans, and the Detroit Lions' fans were way down in 25th.

Bears fans' NFC North dominance isn't a new thing either, because we were tops in the division in 2014 and 2013 too. This is all according to Dr. Michael Lewis and Dr. Manish Tripathi of the Emory Sports Marketing Analytics (oh yeah, a couple of doctors are running the show over there, i.e. science).

Overall our fan-base held steady at 6th from 2014, but we were 7th in 2013. Dallas Cowboys fans have held a three year stranglehold at the top of their charts.

It's on all of us to boost ourselves higher next year.

We can do it.