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Harris poll ranks Packers second most popular team

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 17, 2013 – 11:03 am

The latest Harris poll ranks the Packers as the second most popular team in the NFL among U.S football fans.

The Packers ranked third each of the last two years in the same Harris poll. This year, the Cowboys hung onto their No. 1 spot, while the Broncos moved up from No. 17 to No. 3. The Giants and Patriots round out the top five.

A look at the complete poll can be found here.


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18 Responses to “Harris poll ranks Packers second most popular team”

  1. By Jeff on Oct 17, 2013 | Reply

    Just goes to show how big of fair-weather fans the Broncos fans are. If the Packers were terrible we would still be in the top 3.

  2. By OKGOPACK on Oct 17, 2013 | Reply

    Very small sampling of the “public”.

  3. By Taylor on Oct 17, 2013 | Reply

    Sounds like Broncos and Seahawks have a serious bandwagon fan problem.

  4. By Zeke on Oct 17, 2013 | Reply

    Living in Denver, I would attribute the Broncos rise to converted Colts fans and/or Manning fans vs the fair-weather comment. Seahawks, that’s another story….go pack go

  5. By Cory on Oct 17, 2013 | Reply

    I would say that the Patriots likely got there in a similar fashion a few years back as well. Play well and all of a sudden you find fans that you never knew existed, or knew they were fans themselves.

  6. By Cory on Oct 17, 2013 | Reply

    Pittsburgh seems to have a different problem with their bandwagon…the wheels are falling off.

  7. By fondyshotgun28 on Oct 17, 2013 | Reply

    The John Madden effect still rages on vis-a-vis the Cowboys as “America’s Team. Note to Mr. Madden and Cowboys fans everywhere: The Packers have been,still are,and always will be the REAL America’s team…’nuff said.

  8. By Gman on Oct 17, 2013 | Reply

    I just don’t get the Cowboys as #1. Not sure where are how the pole is done. The folks in Texas and Oklahoma must be stuffing the ballot box. Sure isn’t the rest of the country. GO Pack!!

  9. By Sam on Oct 17, 2013 | Reply

    Seems like Peyton Manning takes fans with him. Poor Indy.

  10. By Monica on Oct 17, 2013 | Reply

    According to 2,577 U.S. adults from Sept. 18-24.
    I think a much wider sampling is required!

  11. By Rick S. on Oct 18, 2013 | Reply

    The consistency of ranking of many of the teams over time would suggest that the polls (not poles, daaa) are fairly accurate.

  12. By Wayne on Oct 18, 2013 | Reply

    merchandise sales is a better indicator.

  13. By Brandon on Oct 18, 2013 | Reply

    Green Bay fans are the best, they stick forward with this amazing team.Go Pack Go!

  14. By JPW on Oct 18, 2013 | Reply

    Go Pack Go !!! The original America’s Team !

  15. By The Delivery Guy on Oct 18, 2013 | Reply

    Nah who wants to represent the big cities? Packers are small town America’s Team.

  16. By Ray on Oct 18, 2013 | Reply

    If they took a poll to find the most HATED team the Cowboys would win. They are not Americas Team. They are Mexico’s Team.

  17. By Brad zzyzx on Oct 19, 2013 | Reply

    I live in Boise and I see more Packer bumper stickers and people wearing something Packer! To the comment about Dallas being Mexico’s team….. I thought that was the Raiders. Packers are definitely small town Amerca’s team as it should b

  18. By Tim on Oct 20, 2013 | Reply

    I live in Central Indiana and even here the Packers and Cowboys memorabilia is everywhere. Goes to show who the TRUE fans are. Go Pack Go!

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