The Denver Broncos are America’s new favorite team, according to the results of the latest Harris Poll on NFL team popularity for 2014. The Dallas Cowboys had been the #1 team for each of the last six times the poll was conducted (there was no poll in 2012). This marks the first time that Denver has been identified as the favorite team since 1998. Green Bay (from 2002-2005) and Pittsburgh (in 2006 after the Super Bowl win) are the others to top the popularity charts in the last 15 years.
In Tim Tebow’s last season, the Denver Broncos were tied for the 17th most popular team. Things have certainly gone up with an old veteran quarterback. Winning matters, huh?
As a further example, Seattle climbed all the way to 6th in popularity following their Super Bowl victory. Just four years ago, they were 31st, basically where Tennessee and Jacksonville are today in terms of popularity.
All this polling data, with year-t0-year fluctuations, continues to show that their are a lot of fair weather fans out there in the NFL. Drake is not alone.