JREED23 wrote:Pretty sure all of the NFL websites are made by the same webmaster group so that would make their website irrelevant (9er site is also in other languages, nothing special). Wouldn't make much of the Air Asia thing either, it's just a sponsorship deal, organizations sink money into sponsorships for many reasons no. 1 being financial - obviously some do this better than others, lol (buying a paint job on a plan that will likely never be on US soil and most the people that fly on it will never see a Raider game). And as far as the colors go... sigh all i'm going to say if this mattered in the slightest bit then the Lakers, Vikings, Suns, etc would be extremely unpopular - we all know that isn't true. Also if your a guy that picks your team base on their colors then its cup check time.
I read some where that every year the NFL ranks NFL fan bases by size but I was unable to find a link. Unless someone can point to something like that, all this is speculation and homerism (new word, lol).
JREED23 wrote:raider fans are bigger cheerleaders and fly the colors more - just cause I don't have a 9er bumper sticker, decal, key chain, flag, dash ornament, etc... doesn't mean i'm not a 9er fan. I agree that it's probably too close to call it, but 5 SBs will go a long ways.
Good points about colours, I agree on the part about the Lameness of choosing to support a team cause your a fan of certain colour (TOTES WAK IN MY OPINION)
But as was the with the Golden State Warriors, I got a connection with them cause it was my primary school colours & then when i went into high school the Green, White & Black got me drawn to mutually follow a bit of Celtics.
As a kid my connection was definately to the 49'ers... I supported all Bay Area teams because of the WARRIORS connection, It wasn't until Randy Moss arrived that i truely started to love this ballclub... I guess there's a INNER NINER FAN somewhere in this body, But you know how **** is.. You can't be a CRIP & a BLOOD... It's either or or either nothing.
I'd say the RAIDER NATION is huge, But there's probably bigger International Market players out there (at the moment)... You see a lot of people rock the Silver N Black abroad internationally when we are winning, But when they losing, there's just a lot of stupid "inked up" kids with tattoos like "THUGGIN 247" printed across there chest n wearing the shield logo upon there head. (hell i got so many people who tell me how ****ing bad the L.A Raiders are - Dang son, they been in the O for the last 15 years fool)
I'd say just rough estimate that RAIDERS & NINERS both belong in top 10 even top 5 of internationally supported teams, Like you said JREED 5 SB's go along way for making space on the bandwagon & i'd call anyone who owns a Niner merchandise a proper fan cause RED & GOLD are just unfashionably sucky colour scheme (unlike SILVER N BLACK which is Trendy whatever the season & our merchandise sales are driven by Gangbanging wannabes)