CommonCensus Sports Map Project: produces "maps that show exactly where the fans for each team are located, based on the geographic votes of Internet users," including NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NCAA Football.
posted by kirkaracha to culture at 12:40 PM - 30 comments
Very cool. Every one of the pro votes for Jacksonville is what I'd expect it to be: Jaguars, Braves, Magic, and Lightning. Something is screwy with the college football map in Florida. Tallahassee is Gator Country! ;-).
posted by rcade at 12:53 PM on October 21
Obviously, if this included Canadian NHL teams and a map of Canada, you'd end up with an all-blue nation. Go Leafs go! /poke
posted by grum@work at 01:00 PM on October 21
I also find it interesting that there is a pocket of Boston Celtic pride right in the middle of the country.
posted by grum@work at 01:01 PM on October 21
I had to vote. Florida State wasn't even on the map!
posted by bperk at 01:26 PM on October 21
I like the giant Cubs cloud absolutely surrounding the six White Sox pixels.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:27 PM on October 21
Did you see the favre packer fans down in mississippi. Cool stuff...
posted by tron7 at 01:31 PM on October 21
I also find it interesting that there is a pocket of Boston Celtic pride right in the middle of the country. The site isn't coming up for me right now (SpoFied?), but if you mean the middle of the US (specifially central Indiana and a wedge of Illinois), you can thank Larry Bird for that anomaly. A friend of mine's mom's side of the family is a farming family in the heart of Illinois, not too far from Indiana State University. When the Celtics drafted him, that part of the country went green with Celtic pride. Hell, this guy even bought a small stake in the Celtics because of Bird playing there.
posted by NoMich at 01:54 PM on October 21
OK, I can see it now. This map has a portion of Nebraska and Kansas as being Celtic country. That is weird. Nevermind me and my silly ramblings.
posted by NoMich at 01:58 PM on October 21
Looks one of the centers of "Red Sox Nation" is Salt Lake City?
posted by MPeter at 02:47 PM on October 21
The census appears to be a Non-Working Piece of Crap. I'll try it again later.
posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:53 PM on October 21
The census appears to be a Non-Working Piece of Crap. I'll try it again later. Have to agree with that. This is my first attempt to try it again later. Usually I wouldn't allow for a second attempt, but I'm interested in seeing this.
posted by bigrobbieb at 03:31 PM on October 21
Look at the White Sox,Cubs comparison.
posted by HOE.O.K. at 03:51 PM on October 21
Very cool. Thanks for the link, krikaracha. I would've thought the Chiefs would've put up more of a battle against the Cowboys in NE Oklahoma. Guess not...
posted by Ufez Jones at 04:35 PM on October 21
Something is screwy with the college football map in Florida. Tallahassee is Gator Country! ;-). I agree. I didn't look at college football, but I looked at the other ones and found that Albany, NY; where I live, is all Boston fans, in everything. I know that is not true because the predominant fans here are Yankees fans, and the Mets are a close 2nd. For football, its all blue, as in the Giants because they train here. The Bills and Jets are also popular. There are also a handful of Dallas Cowboys fans too. For basketball, I dont believe the Celtics are the popular team. I like the Knicks, I believe most others in the area do too. Ditto for hockey, I believe most people like the Rangers and Devils, not the Bruins. There are some Red Wings and Avs fans too, and some people still love the Hartford Whalers from when they were in Hartford. I guess not enough people voted yet.
posted by nyfan at 04:42 PM on October 21
Wait a second. I saw this while looking at the maps. "Important: this map is highly inaccurate and should be understood only as a demonstration, and not as any kind of reliable data yet. It is based on only a few thousand votes spread across all teams, across the country. Many of the borders between team areas are based mostly on computer extrapolation in between distantly separated votes. A map with more accurate boundaries will gradually emerge as the number of votes reaches the upper tens of thousands." I guess that answers our questions.
posted by nyfan at 04:43 PM on October 21
Vote early and often!
posted by worldcup2002 at 05:01 PM on October 21
This is great fun. I am going to send the link to everyone I know - especially my Cincinatti Bengals fan friends in LA.
posted by Joey Michaels at 05:10 PM on October 21
cool. i always considered the mason-dixon line in jersey to be I-195. but on these maps it cuts farther north than expected.
posted by goddam at 09:21 PM on October 21
What, they ran out of pixels for MLS?
posted by billsaysthis at 10:56 PM on October 21
I's just like an arrogant NYFAN to believe the he/she knows what all the fans are rooting for in his/her area,its unfortunate but true that there are yankees fans in new england,lots too believe me i know i beat 2-3 up a week,also i know quite a few people fom new york state and the further you get from the city the more boston new england fans you'll find,so to say you know the albany areas fan base is as arrogant as it is stupid..
posted by at 10:40 AM on October 22
Cool link Kirkaracha.....tks.
posted by smithers at 11:44 AM on October 22
its unfortunate but true that there are yankees fans in new england,lots too believe me i know i beat 2-3 up a week What a piece of work is man. Bragging about felonious assault -- you're either a liar or an idiot.
posted by lil_brown_bat at 02:38 PM on October 22
it was ment as a joke (for anyone with even a remote sense of humor)I think the real real PAIN you feel is in the fact i insulted NY fans,i'm neither a liar or an idiot i reserve those monikers for the yankees and their "fans" I could beat um up though...
posted by at 02:57 PM on October 22
oh bty lbb speak to learn how...haha yankees fans shhhesh...
posted by at 03:00 PM on October 22
only a woman could take a small phrase and blow it out of context...felonious assault who said it was felonious....maybe it was mistermenious...haha yankees fans...sheesh
posted by at 03:04 PM on October 22
I like the idea you think additional comments will help clarify.
posted by yerfatma at 03:55 PM on October 22
NOT CLARIFICATION BUT QUANTIFICATION...
posted by at 04:07 PM on October 22
oh and I like how you continually miss the POINT..
posted by at 04:12 PM on October 22
I'm just waiting for that clever and original "Yankees/spankees" quip to pop up. It's only a matter of time.
posted by lil_brown_bat at 04:32 PM on October 22
Not from me i'm afraid that my cleverness extends far beyond yankees/spankees although i do own a "yankees suck" shirt, so give it some time...
posted by at 05:01 PM on October 22
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