DirecTV's Most Passionate Sports Fans [2004]

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The index, a joint effort between the Center for Sports Psychology and DirecTV, is based on sporting event attendance and sales of DirecTV sports subscriptions as well as surveying sports reporters and sports fans nationwide. The index ranks sports fans in the 40 U.S. cities that have an NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL franchise. DirecTV is a digital multichannel television service provider with more than 12.6 million customers. The Center for Sports Psychology is a Philadelphia-based network of professionals who work with athletes, coaches, parents, and fans nationwide. According to this study, here are the top 40 cities in the U.S. for "Sports Passion" - 1. Denver 2. Boston 3. San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose 4. Philadelphia 5. New York/New Jersey 6. Green Bay & Chicago 8. Baltimore 9. Cleveland 10. L.A./Anaheim & Buffalo & St. Louis 13. Dallas 14. Milwaukee 15. Detroit 16. San Diego & Kansas City 18. Salt Lake City & Tampa 20. Charlotte 21. Phoenix & Atlanta 23. Minneapolis 24. Miami 25. Cincinnati & Raleigh-Durham 27. Pittsburgh 28. Indianapolis 29. Columbus 30. Sacramento 31. Washington DC 32. New Orleans 33. Seattle 34. Orlando 35. San Antonio 36. Houston 37. Jacksonville 38. Memphis 39. Portland 40. Nashville

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23

1

Denver Nuggets

Sports Team

100% (1 of 1 votes)

38

1

NFL Fans: Denver Broncos

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

113

1

Colorado Avalanche

Sports Team

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

155

1

Colorado Rockies

Sports Team

8.33% (3 of 36 votes)

194

1

Denver Broncos

Sports Team

0% (0 of 4 votes)

219

1

Baseball Fans: Colorado Rockies

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

249

1

NHL Fans: Colorado Avalanche

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

254

1

NBA Fans: Denver Nuggets

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

30

2

Boston Bruins

Sports Team

100% (2 of 2 votes)

35

2

Boston Red Sox

Sports Team

100% (16 of 16 votes)

57

2

Baseball Fans: Boston Red Sox

Fans

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

79

2

Boston, Massachusetts

Location

56.34% (40 of 71 votes)

83

2

NFL Fans: New England Patriots

Fans

56.04% (51 of 91 votes)

97

2

New England Patriots

Sports Team

54.10% (231 of 427 votes)

158

2

Boston Celtics

Sports Team

8.33% (3 of 36 votes)

250

2

NHL Fans: Boston Bruins

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

259

2

NBA Fans: Boston Celtics

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

44

3

NFL Fans: Las Vegas Raiders

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

74

3

Baseball Fans: Oakland Athletics

Fans

56.98% (49 of 86 votes)

77

3

San Francisco Giants

Sports Team

56.63% (94 of 166 votes)

81

3

Oakland Athletics

Sports Team

56.12% (55 of 98 votes)

82

3

Baseball Fans: San Francisco Giants

Fans

56.12% (55 of 98 votes)

96

3

San Francisco 49ers

Sports Team

54.12% (46 of 85 votes)

136

3

Las Vegas Raiders

Sports Team

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

140

3

NHL Fans: San Jose Sharks

Fans

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

153

3

San Francisco, California

Location

10.0% (4 of 40 votes)

206

3

NFL Fans: San Francisco 49ers

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

215

3

San Jose Sharks

Sports Team

0% (0 of 0 votes)

256

3

NBA Fans: Golden State Warriors

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

1

4

NHL Fans: Philadelphia Flyers

Fans

100% (2 of 2 votes)

16

4

NBA Fans: Philadelphia 76ers

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

25

4

Baseball Fans: Philadelphia Phillies

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

63

4

Philadelphia Flyers

Sports Team

61.34% (73 of 119 votes)

93

4

Philadelphia Eagles

Sports Team

54.29% (57 of 105 votes)

144

4

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Location

17.50% (7 of 40 votes)

151

4

Philadelphia 76ers

Sports Team

10.53% (2 of 19 votes)

203

4

Philadelphia Phillies

Sports Team

0% (0 of 0 votes)

204

4

NFL Fans: Philadelphia Eagles

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

14

5

NBA Fans: New Jersey Nets

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

21

5

New York Knickerbockers

Sports Team

100% (2 of 2 votes)

42

5

NFL Fans: New York Giants

Fans

100% (2 of 2 votes)

43

5

NFL Fans: New York Jets

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

69

5

New York Rangers

Sports Team

57.58% (57 of 99 votes)

73

5

Baseball Fans: New York Yankees

Fans

56.98% (294 of 516 votes)

75

5

New York Yankees

Sports Team

56.97% (282 of 495 votes)

104

5

New York City, New York

Location

52.55% (72 of 137 votes)

105

5

Baseball Fans: New York Mets

Fans

52.07% (88 of 169 votes)

128

5

New York Mets

Sports Team

47.16% (524 of 1111 votes)

156

5

New York Islanders

Sports Team

8.33% (3 of 36 votes)

157

5

New Jersey Nets

Sports Team

8.33% (1 of 12 votes)

160

5

New York Jets

Sports Team

8.11% (3 of 37 votes)

183

5

New Jersey Devils

Sports Team

0% (0 of 1 votes)

199

5

New York Giants

Sports Team

0% (0 of 10 votes)

239

5

NBA Fans: New York Knicks

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

251

5

NHL Fans: New Jersey Devils

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

252

5

NHL Fans: New York Islanders

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

253

5

NHL Fans: New York Rangers

Fans

0% (0 of 6 votes)

2

6

NHL Fans: Chicago Blackhawks

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

22

6

Chicago Bulls

Sports Team

100% (1 of 1 votes)

45

6

NFL Fans: Chicago Bears

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

52

6

Baseball Fans: Chicago White Sox

Fans

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

94

6

Chicago White Sox

Sports Team

54.26% (51 of 94 votes)

110

6

Baseball Fans: Chicago Cubs

Fans

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

137

6

NFL Fans: Green Bay Packers

Fans

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

163

6

Chicago Cubs

Sports Team

7.69% (1 of 13 votes)

174

6

Green Bay Packers

Sports Team

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

182

6

Chicago, Illinois

Location

5.00% (2 of 40 votes)

198

6

Chicago Bears

Sports Team

0% (0 of 1 votes)

212

6

Chicago Blackhawks

Sports Team

0% (0 of 1 votes)

260

6

NBA Fans: Chicago Bulls

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

50

8

NFL Fans: Baltimore Ravens

Fans

77.78% (7 of 9 votes)

172

8

Baltimore Orioles

Sports Team

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

196

8

Baltimore Ravens

Sports Team

0% (0 of 3 votes)

223

8

Baseball Fans: Baltimore Orioles

Fans

0% (0 of 6 votes)

9

9

NBA Fans: Cleveland Cavaliers

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

29

9

Cleveland Barons

Sports Team

100% (1 of 1 votes)

31

9

Cleveland Browns

Sports Team

100% (9 of 9 votes)

37

9

NFL Fans: Cleveland Browns

Fans

100% (2 of 2 votes)

111

9

Baseball Fans: Cleveland Guardians

Fans

50.0% (3 of 6 votes)

119

9

Cleveland, Ohio

Location

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

150

9

Cleveland Cavaliers

Sports Team

10.81% (4 of 37 votes)

173

9

Cleveland Guardians

Sports Team

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

3

10

NHL Fans: Los Angeles Kings

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

4

10

NHL Fans: Buffalo Sabres

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

10

10

NBA Fans: Los Angeles Lakers

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

19

10

St. Louis, Missouri

Location

100% (1 of 1 votes)

27

10

St. Louis Blues

Sports Team

100% (1 of 1 votes)

49

10

Los Angeles Lakers

Sports Team

87.50% (7 of 8 votes)

53

10

Los Angeles Kings

Sports Team

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

62

10

NHL Fans: St. Louis Blues

Fans

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

80

10

Los Angeles Dodgers

Sports Team

56.25% (45 of 80 votes)

90

10

NFL Fans: Los Angeles Rams

Fans

54.61% (83 of 152 votes)

101

10

Los Angeles, California

Location

53.76% (93 of 173 votes)

102

10

Los Angeles Rams

Sports Team

53.71% (181 of 337 votes)

106

10

Baseball Fans: Los Angeles Dodgers

Fans

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

112

10

Anaheim Ducks

Sports Team

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

124

10

St. Louis Cardinals

Sports Team

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

134

10

Baseball Fans: Los Angeles Angels

Fans

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

145

10

Los Angeles Clippers

Sports Team

16.22% (6 of 37 votes)

167

10

Buffalo Bills

Sports Team

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

186

10

NFL Fans: Buffalo Bills

Fans

0% (0 of 2 votes)

201

10

Los Angeles Angels

Sports Team

0% (0 of 1 votes)

213

10

Buffalo Sabres

Sports Team

0% (0 of 1 votes)

221

10

Baseball Fans: St. Louis Cardinals

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

240

10

NBA Fans: Los Angeles Clippers

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

242

10

Buffalo, New York

Location

0% (0 of 2 votes)

243

10

Anaheim, California

Location

0% (0 of 0 votes)

248

10

NHL Fans: Anaheim Ducks

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

65

13

NFL Fans: Dallas Cowboys

Fans

60.0% (3 of 5 votes)

78

13

Dallas Cowboys

Sports Team

56.38% (53 of 94 votes)

84

13

Dallas Mavericks

Sports Team

55.67% (54 of 97 votes)

92

13

Dallas, Texas

Location

54.32% (44 of 81 votes)

120

13

NHL Fans: Dallas Stars

Fans

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

129

13

Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders

45.45% (5 of 11 votes)

133

13

NBA Fans: Dallas Mavericks

Fans

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

210

13

Dallas Stars

Sports Team

0% (0 of 5 votes)

12

14

NBA Fans: Milwaukee Bucks

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

51

14

Milwaukee Brewers

Sports Team

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

141

14

Baseball Fans: Milwaukee Brewers

Fans

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

148

14

Milwaukee Bucks

Sports Team

12.12% (4 of 33 votes)

232

14

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Location

0% (0 of 2 votes)

5

15

NHL Fans: Detroit Red Wings

Fans

100% (8 of 8 votes)

33

15

Detroit Tigers

Sports Team

100% (2 of 2 votes)

48

15

Detroit Red Wings

Sports Team

88.89% (8 of 9 votes)

123

15

NFL Fans: Detroit Lions

Fans

50.0% (3 of 6 votes)

154

15

Detroit, Michigan

Location

8.33% (3 of 36 votes)

166

15

Detroit Lions

Sports Team

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

177

15

Detroit Pistons

Sports Team

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

255

15

NBA Fans: Detroit Pistons

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

32

16

Los Angeles Chargers

Sports Team

100% (1 of 1 votes)

55

16

NFL Fans: Kansas City Chiefs

Fans

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

70

16

Kansas City Chiefs

Sports Team

57.35% (78 of 136 votes)

85

16

Kansas City Royals

Sports Team

55.56% (75 of 135 votes)

88

16

Baseball Fans: Kansas City Royals

Fans

54.95% (50 of 91 votes)

115

16

Kansas City, Missouri

Location

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

125

16

NFL Fans: Los Angeles Chargers

Fans

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

179

16

San Diego Padres

Sports Team

5.56% (2 of 36 votes)

200

16

San Diego, California

Location

0% (0 of 2 votes)

225

16

Baseball Fans: San Diego Padres

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

235

16

San Diego Chicken

Mascot

0% (0 of 2 votes)

59

18

NBA Fans: Utah Jazz

Fans

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

68

18

NFL Fans: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fans

59.16% (1043 of 1763 votes)

71

18

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sports Team

57.19% (346 of 605 votes)

76

18

Tampa, Florida

Location

56.71% (262 of 462 votes)

116

18

Utah Jazz

Sports Team

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

184

18

Tampa Bay Rays

Sports Team

0% (0 of 1 votes)

214

18

Tampa Bay Lightning

Sports Team

0% (0 of 0 votes)

222

18

Baseball Fans: Tampa Bay Rays

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

231

18

Salt Lake City, Utah

Location

0% (0 of 1 votes)

244

18

St. Petersburg, Florida

Location

0% (0 of 1 votes)

247

18

NHL Fans: Tampa Bay Lightning

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

161

20

Carolina Panthers

Sports Team

7.69% (3 of 39 votes)

175

20

NFL Fans: Carolina Panthers

Fans

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

6

21

NHL Fans: Atlanta Thrashers

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

64

21

Atlanta Braves

Sports Team

60.77% (1557 of 2562 votes)

67

21

NBA Fans: Phoenix Suns

Fans

60.0% (3 of 5 votes)

72

21

Baseball Fans: Atlanta Braves

Fans

57.14% (68 of 119 votes)

108

21

Atlanta Hawks

Sports Team

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

121

21

NHL Fans: Arizona Coyotes

Fans

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

147

21

Phoenix, Arizona

Location

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

168

21

Atlanta Falcons

Sports Team

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

170

21

Arizona Diamondbacks

Sports Team

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

178

21

Atlanta, Georgia

Location

5.56% (2 of 36 votes)

185

21

Phoenix Suns' Gorilla

Mascot

0% (0 of 0 votes)

189

21

NFL Fans: Atlanta Falcons

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

192

21

NFL Fans: Arizona Cardinals

Fans

0% (0 of 8 votes)

195

21

Arizona Cardinals

Sports Team

0% (0 of 15 votes)

209

21

Atlanta Thrashers

Sports Team

0% (0 of 1 votes)

216

21

Arizona Coyotes

Sports Team

0% (0 of 3 votes)

218

21

Baseball Fans: Arizona Diamondbacks

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

226

21

Phoenix Suns

Sports Team

0% (0 of 2 votes)

258

21

NBA Fans: Atlanta Hawks

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

24

23

Baseball Fans: Minnesota Twins

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

41

23

NFL Fans: Minnesota Vikings

Fans

100% (2 of 2 votes)

66

23

NBA Fans: Minnesota Timberwolves

Fans

60.0% (3 of 5 votes)

138

23

Minnesota

State

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

187

23

Minnesota Vikings

Sports Team

0% (0 of 1 votes)

193

23

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Location

0% (0 of 3 votes)

202

23

Minnesota Twins

Sports Team

0% (0 of 1 votes)

228

23

Minnesota Timberwolves

Sports Team

0% (0 of 1 votes)

11

24

NBA Fans: Miami Heat

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

47

24

Miami, Florida

Location

88.89% (8 of 9 votes)

122

24

NFL Fans: Miami Dolphins

Fans

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

126

24

Miami Hurricanes

Sports Team

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

162

24

Miami Marlins

Sports Team

7.69% (3 of 39 votes)

188

24

Miami Dolphins

Sports Team

0% (0 of 3 votes)

208

24

Florida Panthers

Sports Team

0% (0 of 1 votes)

220

24

Baseball Fans: Miami Marlins

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

230

24

Miami Heat

Sports Team

0% (0 of 2 votes)

246

24

NHL Fans: Florida Panthers

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

26

25

Baseball Fans: Cincinnati Reds

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

58

25

Cincinnati Reds

Sports Team

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

61

25

NHL Fans: Carolina Hurricanes

Fans

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

89

25

NFL Fans: Cincinnati Bengals

Fans

54.73% (81 of 148 votes)

95

25

Cincinnati Bengals

Sports Team

54.20% (426 of 786 votes)

127

25

Cincinnati, Ohio

Location

49.44% (623 of 1260 votes)

211

25

Carolina Hurricanes

Sports Team

0% (0 of 0 votes)

87

27

Pittsburgh Steelers

Sports Team

55.10% (54 of 98 votes)

118

27

NHL Fans: Pittsburgh Penguins

Fans

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

135

27

Pittsburgh Penguins

Sports Team

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

171

27

Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)

Sports Team

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

205

27

NFL Fans: Pittsburgh Steelers

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

224

27

Baseball Fans: Pittsburgh Pirates

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

60

28

NBA Fans: Indiana Pacers

Fans

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

91

28

Indianapolis, Indiana

Location

54.33% (163 of 300 votes)

98

28

NFL Fans: Indianapolis Colts

Fans

53.94% (212 of 393 votes)

99

28

Indianapolis Colts

Sports Team

53.91% (455 of 844 votes)

234

28

Indiana Pacers

Sports Team

0% (0 of 0 votes)

8

29

Columbus, Ohio

Location

100% (6 of 6 votes)

114

29

Columbus Blue Jackets

Sports Team

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

132

29

NHL Fans: Columbus Blue Jackets

Fans

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

159

30

Sacramento Kings

Sports Team

8.33% (3 of 36 votes)

236

30

NBA Fans: Sacramento Kings

Fans

0% (0 of 7 votes)

245

30

Sacramento, California

Location

0% (0 of 0 votes)

28

31

Washington Capitals

Sports Team

100% (6 of 6 votes)

36

31

NFL Fans: Washington Commanders

Fans

100% (5 of 5 votes)

100

31

Washington Commanders

Sports Team

53.85% (42 of 78 votes)

103

31

Washington, D.C.

Location

53.17% (67 of 126 votes)

117

31

Washington Wizards

Sports Team

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

241

31

NBA Fans: Washington Wizards

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

257

31

NHL Fans: Washington Capitals

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

18

32

NBA Fans: New Orleans Pelicans

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

86

32

New Orleans, Louisiana

Location

55.28% (68 of 123 votes)

191

32

NFL Fans: New Orleans Saints

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

197

32

New Orleans Saints

Sports Team

0% (0 of 0 votes)

238

32

NBA Fans: Charlotte Hornets

Fans

0% (0 of 1 votes)

17

33

NBA Fans: Seattle SuperSonics

Fans

100% (2 of 2 votes)

46

33

Seattle Kraken

Sports Team

100% (1 of 1 votes)

56

33

NHL Fans: Seattle Kraken

Fans

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

107

33

Baseball Fans: Seattle Mariners

Fans

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

146

33

Seattle Mariners

Sports Team

14.29% (1 of 7 votes)

165

33

Seattle Seahawks

Sports Team

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

169

33

Seattle, Washington

Location

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

176

33

Seattle SuperSonics

Sports Team

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

207

33

NFL Fans: Seattle Seahawks

Fans

0% (0 of 3 votes)

15

34

NBA Fans: Orlando Magic

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

229

34

Orlando Magic

Sports Team

0% (0 of 0 votes)

54

35

San Antonio, Texas

Location

71.43% (5 of 7 votes)

142

35

San Antonio Spurs

Sports Team

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

237

35

NBA Fans: San Antonio Spurs

Fans

0% (0 of 2 votes)

34

36

Houston Astros

Sports Team

100% (10 of 10 votes)

39

36

NFL Fans: Houston Texans

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

109

36

Baseball Fans: Houston Astros

Fans

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

130

36

NBA Fans: Houston Rockets

Fans

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

143

36

Houston, Texas

Location

17.50% (7 of 40 votes)

149

36

Houston Texans

Sports Team

11.11% (2 of 18 votes)

233

36

Houston Rockets

Sports Team

0% (0 of 0 votes)

40

37

NFL Fans: Jacksonville Jaguars

Fans

100% (7 of 7 votes)

164

37

Jacksonville Jaguars

Sports Team

5.88% (1 of 17 votes)

180

37

Jacksonville, Florida

Location

5.56% (2 of 36 votes)

13

38

NBA Fans: Memphis Grizzlies

Fans

100% (1 of 1 votes)

20

38

Memphis Grizzlies

Sports Team

100% (1 of 1 votes)

131

39

NBA Fans: Portland Trail Blazers

Fans

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

139

39

Portland, Oregon

Location

26.32% (10 of 38 votes)

227

39

Portland Trail Blazers

Sports Team

0% (0 of 7 votes)

7

40

NHL Fans: Nashville Predators

Fans

100% (4 of 4 votes)

152

40

Tennessee Titans

Sports Team

10.53% (4 of 38 votes)

181

40

Tennessee

State

5.13% (2 of 39 votes)

190

40

NFL Fans: Tennessee Titans

Fans

0% (0 of 0 votes)

217

40

Nashville Predators

Sports Team

0% (0 of 0 votes)