OT: NFL fans by county
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03-31-2013, 12:55 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Originally Posted by
You'd be wrong.
In my 9 months living here I've seen exactly
Rams-related things. The Raiders are, far and away, the most popular team in LA.
Keep in mind that for the majority of the Raiders time in LA the Rams were playing in Anaheim. That move really hurt the Rams popularity in LA County.
I'd say that's true on some level but at the same time there is also the uncomfortable truth that the Raiders are most popular with the demographic least likely to shell out thousands of dollars for the better season tickets or even suites.
The Raiders have a "reputation" and I think there are substantial parts of the SoCal population who would be more welcoming of another team moving there or of an expansion team than they would be of the Raiders. And I think that group is demographically more typically representative of the commercially relevant support base of pro franchises.
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