September 13, 2007

Scarborough Sports Marketing survey finds Steelers have largest female fan base: Second place goes to Green Bay. [more inside]

posted by scully to football at 05:34 PM - 17 comments

Pittsburgh is the runaway leader, with 34 percent of the women living in the Steelers' market identifying themselves as fans. Green Bay was second with 29 percent, but no other market surveyed had even one-quarter of its women identify themselves as fans. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette asked their readers to give their explanations. They also posted a video interviewing people on their views. [Warning: Crazy woman yelling "Stillers!"] Asked for comment, Steelers Pro Bowl Safety Troy Polamalu replied: "I don't know. I love my wife. That's all I can say."

posted by scully at 05:35 PM on September 13, 2007

I would be interested in seeing such a survey for all the major sports.

posted by lilnemo at 06:05 PM on September 13, 2007

I'd love to see what rank the Lions are.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:17 PM on September 13, 2007

Sorry. I haven't been able to locate the actual survey.

posted by scully at 07:01 PM on September 13, 2007

How large are these largest females?

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:29 PM on September 13, 2007

They prefer to be called "big boned." And I suggest you do so.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 10:56 PM on September 13, 2007

Dont mess with the girls of western PA cause they can drink harder than most men their age.

posted by Debo270 at 06:45 AM on September 14, 2007

I wonder if there is any significance to the fact that most of those top cities are smaller market teams. There is no New York or Chicago or Miami on the list. It might be possible that in the smaller markets there is more of a hometown team sort of feeling. Anyway....Go Steelers

posted by scottypup at 08:05 AM on September 14, 2007

Along the same lines as what scottypup said, it is my belief that Pittsburgh and Green Bay are the top two because they are two of the most blue collar cities with teams. worldcup2002: yeah, I had it grammatically correct when I first wrote the post, but a few errors during the posting process made for some sloppy editing; and it ended up that the title of the article in the Post Gazette ended up being what I posted. I had used that as a title attribute in the link. I wanted to construct a post like one can at Metafilteróbypassing the URL and link as the lead in to the post. I received an error telling me I HAD to include a link and title rather than building the post in the description area. You didn't ask, but I am also unhappy with the way the colon shows up if one clicks on comments, but NOT on the front page.

posted by scully at 08:44 AM on September 14, 2007

It might be possible that in the smaller markets there is more of a hometown team sort of feeling. Or this isn't anything else going on.

posted by bperk at 09:15 AM on September 14, 2007

Or this isn't anything else going on. As a pittsburgher, i am kinda hurt by that statement. There are lots of things to do during the offseason here. You can AHHH well you can drink and talk about the steelers. You can watch the pirates and think about how much it needs to be football season and drink. You can talk about what the steelers need to draft and drink asnd then have a draft party and drink . Did i mention you can drink.

posted by Debo270 at 10:27 AM on September 14, 2007

Did i mention you can drink. Kinda makes those big boned Steeler fans look kinda cute, kinda.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:00 PM on September 14, 2007

Kinda i guess sometimes

posted by Debo270 at 12:37 PM on September 14, 2007

How large are these largest females? I await, with great trepidation, steelergirl's comment. (Typed while cowering behind my laptop.)

posted by Howard_T at 05:09 PM on September 14, 2007

Be this as it may, the Eagles still have the hottest phans!!

posted by GoBirds at 07:43 AM on September 15, 2007

As long as they're not linebacker large, everything's fine. Nice voluptuous Pittsburgh women, wearing those sexy parkas, those feminine touques, those big alluring winter boots..... ah, never mind...

posted by SportsNarrative at 11:54 AM on September 15, 2007

Probably has to do with smaller market teams, as Scottypup said. The first female NFL head coach will probably come from this area.

posted by Newbie Walker at 10:10 PM on September 16, 2007

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