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#1 Barrie

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:07 PM

It's only Bleacher Report, but still a good list of The 50 Most Popular Teams in Sports. Wings are #9, and highest among NHL teams :thumbup:. Can't argue with that!

http://bleacherrepor...-sports/page/43
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:57 PM

It's only Bleacher Report, but still a good list of The 50 Most Popular Teams in Sports. Wings are #9, and highest among NHL teams :thumbup:. Can't argue with that!

http://bleacherrepor...-sports/page/43


And don't forget Michigan at #7, little brother!

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:13 PM

After going to that, I ended up on this: http://bleacherrepor...-sports/page/16

Of course, The Tuzz get's #1.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:22 PM

Are we really ahead of Toronto and Montreal ? :blink:

Edited by Jocke, 14 December 2011 - 08:23 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:34 PM

Are we really ahead of Toronto and Montreal ? :blink:

Wings are the best draw on the road.... So yah?
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:03 PM

Not to sound like a homer, but I think the Wings are more popular than the Canadiens and Leafs. I would think the Wings are the most popular team in America, just look at how they draw on the road (as Konnan said), plus there's a lot of Wings fans in Southern Ontario (the most populated area of Canada by a wide margin).

Seriously outside Canada, who's a Canadiens or Leafs fan? I think the Wings take it, and by a decent lead too.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:13 PM

Our bandwagon outweighs Toronto and Montreal, particularly because those two haven't been as relevant for the past 10 years as we have.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:28 PM

Wow, I never got past the picture they have for Montreal (#15).

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:07 PM

I have a big problem with this list


The Blackhawks ahead of the Cubs? REALLY? Cubs don't even make it on this list, neither do the Edmonton Oilers (and that guy they had back in the 80's, ol' whats-his-name-zky?) but the Calgary Flames made it?

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:30 PM

And don't forget Michigan at #7, little brother!

Ya, there are a ton of Wal-Mart's in this nation, no wonder U of M is so popular. Wal-Mart Wolverines, gotta love em! When is the last time you beat State? Seems like Little Brother ain't so little anymore. Big Brother just sells more hats.

Our bandwagon outweighs Toronto and Montreal, particularly because those two haven't been as relevant for the past 10 20 years as we have.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:40 PM

:yowza: at Le Canadien de Montreal!

WTF does Snoop Dogg have to do with the USC Trojans? What did he carjack someone in the parking lot before he made his first record? He was a murderer you do know before he rapped about gin and juice.

And no offense to our fans of Football (Not American Football) but this leads me to believe that this was a world wide poll? Because no way those two soccer teams make the top ten in a North American poll. So that actually gives the Wings the 7th spot and the Yankmes #1.

Edited by LeftWinger, 15 December 2011 - 06:50 AM.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:40 AM

Ya, there are a ton of Wal-Mart's in this nation, no wonder U of M is so popular. Wal-Mart Wolverines, gotta love em! When is the last time you beat State? Seems like Little Brother ain't so little anymore. Big Brother just sells more hats.


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Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:23 AM

And no offense to our fans of Football (Not American Football) but this leads me to believe that this was a world wide poll? Because no way those two soccer teams make the top ten in a North American poll. So that actually gives the Wings the 7th spot and the Yankmes #1.



Well, it does say "in sports", not "in North American sports". Even despite that, I was still not expecting to see Man Utd or Real Madrid in there given the mentality of north American journalists, so props to the author for having the wherewithal to state the truth - Manchester United are the biggest, most popular sports team in the world.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 02:01 AM

:yowza: at Le Candien de Montreal!

WTF does Snoop Dogg have to do with the USC Trojans? What did he carjack someone in the parking lot before he made his first record? He was a murderer you do know before he rapped about gin and juice.

And no offense to our fans of Football (Not American Football) but this leads me to believe that this was a world wide poll? Because no way those two soccer teams make the top ten in a North American poll. So that actually gives the Wings the 7th spot and the Yankmes #1.

It's his fake alma matter. He's also been an honary coach for them a couple times at practice while practicing with the team quite often.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:15 AM

no way barcelona f.c. drops that low. soccer is the biggest sport in the world and they are the sports best team. that being said i love to see the wings getting cred.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:25 AM

WTF does Snoop Dogg have to do with the USC Trojans?




He's got a pocket full of rubbers, and his homeboys do too. :D

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:46 AM

Packers at 5. :sly:
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:21 PM

Wings are the best draw in the US. Wings also have the most fans in Sweden. Everyone loves Swedish women. therefore, Wings win.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 01:50 PM

In terms of drawing fans for road games, Detroit currently sits at #5 in the NHL, not #1.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:29 AM

no way barcelona f.c. drops that low. soccer is the biggest sport in the world and they are the sports best team. that being said i love to see the wings getting cred.



It says most popular, not best. No way Barcelona are more popular worldwide than Man Utd.
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