Steelers, Penguins fans ranked best in their leagues by Fansided.com
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 email@example.com or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.