VikesCentric is written by Twin Cities football writers Bo Mitchell of SportsData, Arif Hasan of Vikings Territory, Aj Mansour, who hosts Minnesota Vikings Overtime on KFAN, and Joe Oberle a long-time Minnesota based writer. The VikesCentric crew crunches numbers, watches video and isn't shy about saying what's on their minds.

VikesCentric: New data says Vikings fans not very engaged

Posted by: Bo Mitchell Updated: August 7, 2013 - 3:03 PM

Are you ready to get your dander up, Vikings fans? Are you set to get those purple boxers in a bunch?

 
No, I'm not referring to the new rules surrounding what you can and cannot bring into NFL stadiums on game day – although said rules will surely enrage and confuse many.
 
I'm talking about a list published this week by TicketCity.com that ranks the NFL's fan bases from the most-engaged to the least-engaged.
 
They came up with the rankings based on pure science – sort of. They employed an algorithm so the process sounds impressive and quite scientific. The metrics used in the formula included home and road attendance, ticket prices and some social media stats such as Facebook likes and Twitter followers. In other words, there was apparently no way to fully measure fan engagement 10 years ago.
 
The result: your Minnesota Vikings rank 21st out of 32 NFL teams in terms of fan hardcore-ness and passion.
 
 
According to this ranking, the Vikings have the least-engaged fans in the NFC North. In fact, only three NFC teams have less-engaged fans (the Cardinals, Rams and Buccaneers).
 
Making matters worse, the top-three teams in terms of fan-engagement per Ticket City are the Dallas Cowboys (who received a perfect score of 100.0), the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers. That's salt in the wound right there. These are three of the most-hated NFL teams in these parts, according to my own extremely unscientific ranking based on no algorithms or fancy formulas.
 
I'm guessing some of you might disagree with this ranking. If so, please un-wad your boxers and sound off in the comments section below.
 
Bo Mitchell is the VP of Content at SportsData
You can follow Bo on Twitter at @Bo_Mitchell

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Atlanta - WP: E. Stults 4 FINAL
Detroit - LP: J. Chamberlain 2
Washington - LP: X. Cedeno 2 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: M. Wacha 6
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
Pittsburgh 18
Baltimore 6 FINAL
Tampa Bay 6
Miami - LP: D. Haren 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: R. Montero 7
San Diego 6 FINAL
Cincinnati 3
San Francisco 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 8
Colorado 2 FINAL
Oakland 11
LA Angels - LP: N. Tropeano 3 FINAL
Seattle - WP: T. Walker 5
Cleveland 4 FINAL
Chicago WSox 1
Kansas City 11 FINAL
Texas 7
Los Angeles 4 FINAL
Arizona 2
Toronto 7 FINAL
Houston 4
Minnesota 0 Top 6th Inning
Boston 7
Boston 93 4th Qtr 8:29
Charlotte 81
LA Lakers 79 4th Qtr 10:55
Philadelphia 74
Houston 52 3rd Qtr
Toronto 48
Milwaukee 39 3rd Qtr 10:59
Atlanta 46
Sacramento 29 2nd Qtr 5:30
Memphis 43
Utah 36 2nd Qtr 4:34
Minnesota 34
Phoenix 9:00 PM
Portland
Tampa Bay 2 2nd Prd 9:46
Montreal 1
Vancouver 0 2nd Prd
St. Louis 0
Calgary 0 1st Prd 11:22
Dallas 1
Los Angeles 0 1st Prd 11:18
Chicago 1
Edmonton 8:00 PM
Colorado
Buffalo 9:00 PM
Arizona
ULM 26 2nd Half
Loyola-Chicago 24
Dayton 70 FINAL
(1) Connecticut 91
(6) Tennessee 8:00 PM
(4) Maryland
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2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
Dec 14 - at Detroit 3:25 pmX16-14
Dec 21 - at Miami NoonX37-35
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago NoonX13-9

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