The Dolphins Own Florida: A County-by-County Map of the State's Favorite NFL Teams
Well, Facebook has come along to answer that question.
Every day throughout the NFL season, Facebook tracked the number of likes each team received. Then the social-networking site displayed that data on a map to create a countrywide look at where each team's allegiance lies.
Of course, the Dolphins reign supreme. The team owns all of the southern portion of Florida. Dolphins country even extends all the way into some counties in North Florida. Even Orange County (Orlando) likes the Fins. Who knew?
All of these counties love the Dolphins, yet the team is asking only one county to help pay for its stadium upgrades.
Facebook notes that teams that won tended to accumulate more fans. The Buccaneers posted the same 7-9 record as Miami, but the Jaguars won only two games this year. Which might explain the Dolphins' popularity in areas that might be more natural Jag territory. Though, it doesn't quite explain why the break for the Fins and now the Bucs.
Facebook also analyzed where counties' allegiances lie during the playoffs. Oddly, most of Florida liked the Patriots throughout the playoffs. Yes, even Miami-Dade.
However, leading up to the Super Bowl, most of Florida is rooting for the Ravens.
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