Facebook study reveals most optimistic fans

People use social media for a multitude of reasons, which prompted Facebook to perform a study on the habits of NFL fans. In a study called “sentiment analysis for sports,” the social media giant delved into which NFL fan bases were the most, and least, optimistic about their teams during the 2015 preseason. Facebook data editor Robert D’Onofrio provided these details about the parameters of the NFL fan ranking study (via Kristian Dyer of Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner):

“The rankings reflect conversations among NFL fans on Facebook over the course of the preseason. We started the analysis shortly after the first summer training camp opened on July 22 and continued through September 7. The rankings are based on the posts and comments made during this time period by the nearly 50 million people who like an official NFL team page on Facebook.”

Upon conclusion of the Facebook study, it was determined that the Kansas City Chiefs possess the most hopeful and optimistic fans. Panthers fans made the top 10. At the other end of the spectrum, San Diego Chargers fans were most disparaged.

Here’s how the study ranked all 32 NFL fan bases:

Kansas City Chiefs
Miami Dolphins
Minnesota Vikings
New Orleans Saints
Tennessee Titans
Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys
Denver Broncos
Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Detroit Lions
Cincinnati Bengals
Indianapolis Colts
New York Giants
Seattle Seahawks
Green Bay Packers
Philadelphia Eagles
Chicago Bears
Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers
Baltimore Ravens
Jacksonville Jaguars
Oakland Raiders
Cleveland Browns
New York Jets
St. Louis Rams
Buffalo Bills
Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots
San Diego Chargers

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