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Which NFL Teams Have Fewer Fans Than Their Namesake?(Part 2)

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Philadelphia Eagles

Name Origin: Former owners Bert Bell, and Lud Wray honored the National Recovery Act by former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and since the eagle symbolizes "courage", and "freedom" here in the USA, they went with this mascot.

Number of Eagles: According to Nationalgeographic.com, there are roughly 24,000 Eagles in the world.

Number of Eagles Fans: Approximately 3.5 million fans.

Conclusion: There are not fewer fans than their namesake. The fans outnumber their namesake by at least 3,500,000/24,000.

Washington Football Team

Which NFL Teams Have Fewer Fans Than Their Namesake?(Part 2)

Name Origin: Just this year(in 2020), the owner of the then(Redskins) decided the name "Redskin" was derogatory towards Native Americans, so he decided to drop the name in the Summer, 2020. The problem is, he had no backup plan for a name, and since they were an American Football Team, they are solely known as the "football team".

Number of Football Teams: The "football team" represents American Football Teams, and doesn't include soccer(football) teams. This is a tough one. There are tens of thousands of football teams in the USA alone, ranging from Pee Wee Football, to middle-childhood Football, to Jr. High Football, to High School Football, to College Football, to Semi-Professional Football, to the NFL(32 teams). There are also an estimates "millions" of people who play worldwide these days. As a very generous estimation, let's say there are roughly 500,000 active teams.

Number of Football Team Fans: Not to be confused with fans of any football team, but specifically Football Team fans, there are approximately 3.3 million fans.

Conclusion: There are not fewer Football Team fans than their namesake. Football Team fans(even the Washington ones alone) outnumber their namesake by at least 3,300,000/500,000.

Dallas Cowboys

Which NFL Teams Have Fewer Fans Than Their Namesake?(Part 2)

Name Origin: The General Manager of the team named Texas decided that their original name "Rangers" wasn't "cool" enough for a Texas Team, and he thought "cowboys" sounded more fit for Texas.

Number of Cowboys: A "cowboy" is defined as a "cattle herder on a ranch", and this is another difficult one to pinpoint. According to Ranchlife.com, there are about 2.5 million ranches across the USA alone(I couldn't find any data about ranches in other countries). There are more than likely many ranches with several ranchers on each ranch. This means, at the very least, there are 10 million cowboys.

Number of Cowboys fans: The biggest fan base in the NFL, with approximately over 9 million fans.

Conclusion: Despite having the largest fan base in the NFL, they still probably have fewer fans than their namesake, but this is a close one, and the only debatable one on this list so far. The namesake probably outnumbers the fans 10,000,000/9,000,000.

New York Giants

Name Origin: Interestingly enough, former owner Tim Mara named them after the New York Giants in Major League Baseball(MLB), due to that team's popularity, and success, and he wanted name recognition.

Number of New York Giants': From what I can research, the New York Giants are now the only team named the New York Giants anywhere(from any league of any age), since the MLB New York Giants are now known as the San Francisco Giants, so this is a big, fat one.

Number of Giants Fans: Approximately 4 million.

Conclusion: There are are not fewer fans than their nameseake(which, is literally only them as it appears). Approximately, the fans outnumber the namesake by at least 4,000,000/1.

Seattle Seahawks

Name Origin: Another fan-voting contest, selected the "Seahawks" as the winning choice.

Number of Seahawks: a "seahawk" is defined as an Osprey Bird, which is a gull near the sea. According to Nationalgeographic.com, there are about 100,000 Ospreys in the world.

Number of Seahawks Fans: Approximately 2.5 million fans.

Conclusion: There aren't fewer fans than their namesake. There are more fans than their namesake by at least 2,500,000/100,000.

Arizona Cardinals

Name Origin: The founder of the team, Chris O'Brien, received his jerseys for his new Cardinals team, and they had a "cardinal-like" red color to them, so he decided to name them after the bird.

Number of Cardinals: Not to be confused with the Cardinals part of the Catholic Church, but specifically with the Cardinal Birds, according to Nationalgeographic.com, there are approximately 100 million Cardinals.

Number of Cardinals fans: Approximately 1.5 million fans.

Conclusion: There are fewer fans than their namesake. The namesake outnumbers their fans by at least 100,000,000/1,500,000.

Los Angeles Rams

Name Origin: The original owners, Home Marshman, and Buzz Wetzel, choose to name them after Battering Rams because Wetzel's favorite football team at the time was the Fordham Rams.

Number of Rams: A Ram is defined as a male sheep, specifically the Bighorn Sheep. According to Nationalgeographic.com, there are approximately 70,000 Bighorn Sheep in the world.

Number of Rams Fans: Approximately 1 million.

Conclusion: There are somehow not fewer fans than their namesake. Their fans outnumber their namesake by at least 1,000,000/70,000.

San Francisco 49ers

Which NFL Teams Have Fewer Fans Than Their Namesake?(Part 2)

Name Origin: The team is located in northern California, and a 49'er was someone who flocked to Northern California in 1849 in the famous "Gold Rush", so the founder of the team thought it was appropriate(I guess so).

Number of 49ers: All of the "49'ers" in the original 1849 Gold Rush have passed away by now, so there are zero of them.

Number of 49ers Fans: Approximately 6 million fans.

Conclusion: There are not fewer fans than their namesake. Their fans outnumber their namesake by at least 6,000,000/0.

Green Bay Packers

Name Origin: Curly Lambeau, the founder, owned the Acme Packing Company, and the other Lambeau who founded the Packers paid a homage to Curly, by naming them the "packers" representing the workers in his company.

Number of Acme Packing Company Workers: Back in 1920(when this happened), the absolutely youngest Packers would have been 18 years old, so all of them have passed away, and since the Acme Packing Company has closed down since then, zero of them are around today.

Number of Packers Fans: Approximately 8 million fans.

Conclusion: There are not fewer fans than their namesake. Their fans outnumber their namesake by at least 8,000,000/0.

Chicago Bears

Name Origin: The original founders had their minor league football games at Cub Park, and since a "cub" is a baby bear, they decided to name the team the "bears".

Number of Bears: According to several sources, it appears there are roughly 1 million total bears(covering eight different species') in the world.

Number of Bears Fans: Approximately 4 million.

Conclusion: There aren't fewer fans than their namesake(but there probably was at one time). The fans outnumber their namesake by at least 4,000,000/1,000/000, or simply put, a ratio of 4:1.

Minnesota Vikings

Name Origin: Norman Van Brocklin, the founder of the team, named them the "vikings", to honor Minnesota's Scandinavian Heritage.

Number of Vikings: A Viking is defined as "any of the Scandinavian seafaring pirates and traders who raided and settled in many parts of northwestern Europe in the 8th–11th centuries." So, since all of them have clearly passed away by now, zero Vikings Remain.

Number of Vikings Fans: Approximately 2.2 million fans.

Conclusion: There are not fewer fans than their namesake. Their fans outnumber their namesake by at least 2,200,000/0.

Detroit Lions

Name Origin: Original owner George A. Richards announced in 1934 on a radio broadcast that "A lion is a monarch of the jungle, so we're going to be the monarch of the league", and there you have it, they became the "lions".

Number of Lions: According to Nationalgeographic.com, there are approximately 20,000 Lions in the world.

Number of Lions Fans: Approximately 1.5 million fans.

Conclusion: There are not fewer fans than their namesake. Their fans outnumber their namesake by at least 1,500,000/20,000.

New Orleans Saints

Which NFL Teams Have Fewer Fans Than Their Namesake?(Part 2)

Name Origin: The team just happened to be founded on the Roman Catholic Holiday known as All Saints Day, so therefore, the founder announced soon after to honor their birthday, and call them the "Saints".

Number of Saints: This is another tough cookie. Informally, many people are "saints", as they are caring, and virtuous people. However, the team was named after the specific Roman Catholic Version of a Saint, which is defined formally as "a person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and typically regarded as being in heaven after death." To avoid getting religious, we won't predict how many people are in Heaven, so now the question is-how many Saints are living on Earth Today? According to the Roman Catholic Church, there are 10,000 Saints Living Today(even if they don't act like saints).

Number of Saints Fans: Approximately 6 million fans.

Conclusion: There are not fewer fans than their namesake. Their fans outnumber their namesake by at least 6,000,000/10,000.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Name Origin: When the team was founded, the owner had a team naming contest, and the fans choose "Buccaneers" from a list of 400 name choices.

Number of Buccaneers: A Buccaneer is defined as a "pirate, originally off the Spanish American coasts". According to historians, Buccaneers haven't existed since the 15th Century, so there are zero Buccaneers living today.

Number of Buccaneers Fans: Approximately 1.5 Million Fans.

Conclusion: There are not fewer fans than their namesake. Their fans outnumber their namesake by at least 1,500,000/0.

Atlanta Falcons

Which NFL Teams Have Fewer Fans Than Their Namesake?(Part 2)

Name Origin: A High School Teacher named Julia Elliott won the Name Voting Contest in the 1960s, and she liked the name "Falcons", since it signified "courage", and "pride".

Number of Falcons: According to Nationalgeographic.com, there are approximately 20 Million Falcons, over hundreds of species.

Number of Falcons Fans: 3 million fans.

Carolina Panthers

Name Origin: President Mark Richardson thought Panthers were "strong, resilient, and prideful".

Number of Panthers: According to Nationalgeographic.com, there are 150 Panthers in the world.

Number of Panthers Fans: Approximately 5 Million fans.

Conclusion: There are not fewer fans than their namesake. The fans outnumber the namesake by at least 5,000,000/150.

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  • Jamie05rhs
    You shouldn't have discounted the people who died. Just because they're dead doesn't mean they don't matter.
    Is this still revelant?
    • You misunderstood why I discounted them.

      It's not that they don't matter; it's that they're literally not living anymore, so they can't possibly count towards a total number.

    • Jamie05rhs

      Hmm. I suppose you are right there, old chap.

  • Anonymous
    How would the math look if you compared Greenbay Fans to the Packers living in San Francisco?
    Is this still revelant?
    • I'm not sure what you're referring to here.

    • Anonymous

      Greenbay Packers fans vs Fudge Packers living in San Francisco

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    Rather strange post, but... OK.
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