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Steelers, Penguins fans ranked best in their leagues by Fansided.com

Jonathan Bombulie
| Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
The Penguins' Patric Hornqvist and Kris Letang celebrate with Sidney Crosby after Crosby scored the game winning goal in overtime to beat the Flyers Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena.
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The Penguins' Patric Hornqvist and Kris Letang celebrate with Sidney Crosby after Crosby scored the game winning goal in overtime to beat the Flyers Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena.
Steelers receiver Antonio Brown interacts with the fans before playing the Ravens on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Heinz Field.
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Steelers receiver Antonio Brown interacts with the fans before playing the Ravens on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Heinz Field.
The Flyers' Jakub Voracek takes out Penguins goaltender Matt Murray in the second period Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Flyers' Jakub Voracek takes out Penguins goaltender Matt Murray in the second period Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena.

Steelers fans are the best in the NFL, and Penguins fans are tops in the NHL, according to a survey released Tuesday.

The website Fansided.com put together a list of the top 250 fanbases in the world, ranking not just sports teams, but also movies, television shows, actors, athletes and musicians. Fanbases are ranked based on size, longevity, passion and “buzzworthiness.”

The Steelers were No. 1 in the NFL, followed by the Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs and Raiders.

The Penguins were No. 1 in the NHL, followed by the Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Canadiens and Oilers.

The Steelers ranked ninth overall. The Penguins were 14th. The top five, in order, were Ohio State football, Game of Thrones, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Star Wars and Conor McGregor.

The list is online at fansided.com/fandom250 .

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jbombulie@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.

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