Here’s Where the Packers Finish Second

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In the Harris Poll for most popular NFL team. The Green Bay Packers finished second to the Dallas Cowboys.

You know. America’s Team.


Why so many idiots like that team, I’ll never understand. The Packers, meanwhile, moved up to second after being third in 2011, which is the last time this poll was conducted.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were second that year. Now they’re seventh.

The Chicago Bears came in sixth, the Minnesota Vikings were 13th and the Detroit Lions were 22nd.

As you might expect, no one likes the Jacksonville Jaguars, while the Denver Broncos made the biggest jump, from 17th to third.

You can see the full rankings here.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

10 Comments on "Here’s Where the Packers Finish Second"

  1. Phatgzus

    So the majority of Broncos, Patriots, 49ers, Seahawks, Saints, Chiefs, Dolphins, Buccaneers, and Panther fans are casual bandwagoners and no one likes the Lions, Falcons, Bengals, Texans, or Browns-what a surprise.

  2. E. Wolf

    There are three factors why the Cowboys may rank higher, only one of them demonstrating universal appeal.

    The first is the appeal stemming from the Tom Landry era, the real America’s Team. He certainly has an appeal, but this a different team, different era. The Cowboys are no more “America’s Team” than the Bears are the Monsters of Midway of the 1940s.

    The other two are simply a function of demographics and the history and disposition of the NFL market.

    First–Texas is the second most populous state. Unlike California, which has traditionally had between 3-4 teams, Texas has had between one and two team, with Houston never doing much, and even lost a team.
    This is compounded by the fact that Texas neighbors or is close to many states without an NFL team, or a team that has not had much success or is new to the scene (e.g. New Orleans, Cardinals, Titans.) A lot of people in those states probably gravitate to the Cowboys out of some provincial affinity.
    For these reasons I am pretty confident that the Packers have a broader fan base over larger areas of the country. And that is without examining any flaws that may exist in this polls statistical analysis.

  3. K.L.

    I honestly don’t believe the packers are one of the most “popular” teams in the NFL. Especially since sports networks almost NEVER talk about the packers, even if they are playing awesome. All they talk about these days is the broncos, 49ers, and seahawks.

    • Phatgzus

      The Packers are extremely popular amongst the ranks of the publius of many nations; they’re not popular with the American Sports Media because they’re not controversial, there’s almost no drama surrounding them. They’ve only received attention as a result of Playoff appearances, 19 straight wins, Finley’s mouth, games vs. media darlings, and playoff rematches.

  4. Don Q

    The Packers remain consistent throught the years due to a well established fan base. The Packers aren’t popular they’re a staple with an extremely loyal fanbase. That’s why there isn’t a fluctuation over the years.

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