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CockInYourEar
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Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases



For Real, it was Yahoo FInance's list. It's based on a ticket formula


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/25-most-hardcore-fan-bases-152400187.html


Here's the ranking:
Michigan
LSU
Alabama
Ohio State
Texas A&M
Nebraska
Oklahoma
Texas
Georgia
Florida
Penn State
South Carolina
Iowa
USC
Oregon
Michigan State
Tennessee
Wisconsin
Auburn
Clemson
West Virginia
Florida State
Missouri
Arkansas
Virginia Tech








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Camp Randall
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


That is a stupid formula. I guess it's better than some fat journalist making it up as he goes though.





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Broke
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


These people must not know the same Tennessee, Auburn and Arkansas fans that I do.





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Bama Bird
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


Michigan is far bigger in population and has a bigger stadium than anyone in the SEC. Of course they're going to come out on top.

Also, Alabama had a very, VERY weak home slate last year. Texas A&M was the only big time game, and before the actual game, no one even thought it was a big time game.






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CBandits82
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


Got the design laid out and will begin taking orders soon for the shirts





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Crompdaddy8
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


Tennessee and Auburn way too low. they think about college football 24/7/365 days a year.

so Iowa, USC at left coast, Oregon, Michigan State has more hardcore fans than Tennesee and Auburn?






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Stripes314
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


Missouri is too low





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Rebel Land Shark
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


How do you even judge these rankings





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Bama Bird
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


quote:

The website released a list of the 25 most engaged fan bases in the sport this week. The criteria: attendance, home attendance, ticket prices, home ticket prices, attendance percentage, Facebook likes, and Twitter followers.


This wasn't hard to find






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Wishnitwas1998
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


I think due to population sizes in the areas being different that this is a very flawed way of calculating this





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VolsMissthe90s
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


Yeah we are fricking nuts in Tennessee.





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WestCoastAg
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


quote:

LSU



quote:

Alabama



quote:

Texas A&M




tBig 3






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Bags of Milk
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Member since Feb 2013
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


Horrible methodology, Facebook likes? Twitter Following?





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Palmetto08
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


quote:

Yeah we are fricking nuts in Tennessee.


Y'all still selling out Neyland?






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The_Joker
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


They should divide by the state's population. That would be way more accurate.





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Cheese Grits
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


I am guessing UK basketball is well above most of the football schools not in the SEC on that list. Coach Cal has over a million twitter followers and BBN is know for a level of loyalty only a Bama fan can appreciate.





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meansonny
Georgia Fan
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


When I think hardcore, I think Travel.

And a lot of those schools don't travel well.

Lame list.






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CrimsonTideMD
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


Decent list.

Tennessee and Auburn are lower on the list due to the methodology and their ticket sales in the past 2 years.

Some might argue that a half-filled stadium shows that the fans aren't that hardcore. But, most who pay close attention to SEC football would probably agree that, considering the seasons Auburn and Tennessee had last year, the fact that there were even that many fans in attendance is a testament to those teams' fans.







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meansonny
Georgia Fan
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


Are their fans psychic?

How do they know that they will lose all of those games... even early in the season.

They don't.

It's easy to say after the fact that they sucked. But pre-season and early in the season, they were still gung ho and still having issues with empty seats.

And what explains Florida's travel woes?






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fareplay
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re: Yahoo Finance List: Top 25 Most Hardcore Fan Bases


Flawed because of population and other schools in the vicinity

IE Texas has more people than Louisiana
BUT Texas has
1. A&M
2. UT
3. Baylor
4. Tech
5. TCU

as big conf schools

and tons of smaller conference schools to watch

where as Louisiana has
1. LSU
2. LTech

so in reality, smaller area has an advantage over larger






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