Facebook and twitter are popular options for receiving and sharing information but are they indicators for NFL team popularity? Blogging the Boys, a Dallas Cowboys blog, thinks so and took on the task of recording the total number of facebook likes and twitter followers for each team’s official facebook and twitter accounts.
BTB ranked the teams based on the sum of their facebook and twitter following. So, where do the Lions check in? Number 22, squarely between the Bengals and Browns. The Lions have a total of 387,658 connections through facebook and twitter, up 310,822 from a year ago. The Cowboys check in as the most popular team according to the social media sites with a total of 2,896,239 connections. The Steelers, Patriots, Packers and Bears round out the top five.
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