• New York Loves The Yankees

    Posted by on April 12th, 2010 · Comments (6)

    Via CBS in Albany

    A new poll from Siena Research Institute finds 68 percent of New Yorkers are sports fans, and that the Yankees lead as the single favorite sports team, with the Mets and the Giants coming in second and third.

    Among New York state residents polled, 16 percent were classified as “avid” fans, 27 percent as “involved” fans, 25 percent as “casual” fans and 32 percent as “non-fans.”

    “We found that nearly seven out of ten residents walks the walk of a sports fan and for 16 percent of all New Yorkers, being a sports fan is a major part of what they do each and every day,” said SRI director Dr. Don Levy.

    More findings from the SRI poll are listed below:

    Favorite teams
    38 percent: Yankees
    28 percent: Mets
    20 percent: Giants
    8 percent: Buffalo Bills
    8 percent: Jets
    4 percent: Buffalo Sabres
    4 percent: Boston Red Sox

    Here’s a link to the study.

    Actually, I’m pretty surprised at the low number of Jets fans here. But, in any event, it seems like New York is now a Yankees town. You couldn’t say that 24 years ago. I wonder if it will stay that way for a while now?

    Comments on New York Loves The Yankees

    1. Corey Italiano
      April 12th, 2010 | 11:02 am

      Imagine all the pink hatted, Jeter jersey wearing (with the name on the back) “fans” that consists of? Yuck.

    2. MJ Recanati
      April 12th, 2010 | 11:07 am

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      Imagine all the pink hatted, Jeter jersey wearing (with the name on the back) “fans” that consists of? Yuck.

      You know what makes me more sick? That 4% of New York sports fans actually root for the Red Sox. That’s just nasty.

    3. Corey Italiano
      April 12th, 2010 | 11:24 am

      @ MJ Recanati:
      I figure those are just Met fans who gave up on 2010 already.

    4. clintfsu813
      April 12th, 2010 | 12:13 pm

      Surely there’d be about 4% Yanks fans in Boston

    5. MJ Recanati
      April 12th, 2010 | 12:16 pm

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      I figure those are just Met fans who gave up on 2010 already.

      LOL!!

    6. mondoas
      April 12th, 2010 | 3:36 pm

      People love winners and the Yankees are winners! In the 80’s they were not and the Muts were. I bet the Sux would of had a higher % in the 80’s.

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