Ravens or 49ers: Who Gets Pa.'s Support?
Facebook data shows Pennsylvanians are divided in their support of this year's Super Bowl teams
The NFL season ended in disappointment for Pennsylvania teams but Keystone Staters still have their favorite in the Super Bowl. It just depends on where you live, according to an analysis of fan data on Facebook.
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Picture the state of Pennsylvania and imagine a line drawn on a diagonal from northwest to southeast. Folks who live north of that imaginary line are rooting for San Francisco. Fans to the south of the line are favoring the Baltimore Ravens.
That's according to Facebook data, which shows a "country divided more or less by geography, with 49ers fans dominating the West and the Ravens being the most popular in counties in the mid-Atlantic and Southern states."
The Facebook NFL fan data also shows which teams Pennsylvanians supported during the playoffs, if anybody cares at this point.
"Facebook has about 35 million account holders in the United States who have liked a page for one of the 32 teams in the league, representing one of the most comprehensive samples of sports fanship ever collected. Put another way, more than 1 in 10 Americans have declared their support for an NFL team on Facebook," according to Sean Taylor's "NFL Fans on Facebook" post.
Enjoy the game!