It’s official: New York state is Buffalo Bills country.
At least that’s the result from a mandatory.com story citing Google data dating back to 2012. The report tracked searches to determine each state’s most popular sports team, from sea to shining sea.
As the only pro football team to reside in the Empire State – “There’s nothing left from New York about the Giants or the Jets, except for the name,” says New Jersey governor Chris Christie – the Bills beat out a crowded field that includes some of the worlds most recognizable sports brands: the Yankees, Knicks, Rangers, and Mets.
Twenty-nine total teams filled out the 50 states, with the NFL sitting in 16 of those – more than any other sport. Major League Baseball (seven) and the NBA (four) rounded out the top three leagues, while the NHL’s Boston Bruins (in New Hampshire and Massachusetts) were the only hockey team represented. Arkansas was the only state to favor a college team (the University of Arkansas Razorbacks) as its most popular.
The poll excluded Major League Soccer and the WNBA.
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