Ultimate Fan Face Off: FanSided Ranks 250 Most Dedicated Fans in Sports, Entertainment and Lifestyle Brands

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Fans across sports, television, movies, gaming, music and lifestyle brands go head to head in FanSided’s much anticipated and just released Fandom 250 List. Find out if Kim Kardashian fans beat out Red Sox fanatics or whether Avengers fans toppled the Fortnite faithful on this ultimate fan list for pop culture.

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There are so many amazing, passionate fans out there who are super gung-ho and energetic about their favorite things, be it a sports team, movie franchise, brand, or celebrity.

So who are the most passionate fans out there? Now we actually know. The popular sports and pop culture site FanSided has just released its Fandom 250 list and there are some surprising results. The Cleveland Browns may be known in the record books for a winless NFL season, but this team’s fans have taken first place on this list. And you know those Serena Williams fans are top notch if they can edge out Fortnite and Game of Thrones loyalists.

Here’s a look FanSided’s top 12 super fandoms:

1.    Cleveland Browns
2.    Alabama Crimson Tide
3.    Boston Red Sox
4.    Lebron James
5.    Black Panther
6.    New York Yankees
7.    Serena Williams
8.    Fortnite
9.    Kansas City Chiefs
10.    Philadelphia 76ers
11.    Game of Thrones
12.    Avengers

“There are so many amazing, passionate fans out there who are super gung-ho and energetic about their favorite things, be it a sports team, movie franchise, brand, or celebrity. It’s always a fun endeavor to see how these fans measure up against each other,” said FanSided Co-Founder Zach Best.

See the entire list here. You’ll find that Taylor Swift “Swifties’” love for the country-pop artist earns a total ranking of 53/250, while the cult-like following of Pokémon has earned their fan-badge at 43/250. And where do those Kardashian enthusiasts fall on the list? That well-groomed and manicured family has a fan base ranked at 69/250. But when compared to only other celebrities, fans of the Kardashians come in at #4.

So how does FanSided actually come up with this list? It was created by looking at different classifications which include Legacy (longevity and loyalty), Fanmanship (going above and beyond for the community), Passion (how far you go for fandom), Buzz (social channels and mainstream media), and Magnitude (how big is the fan base). Categories are studied and assigned points all year by committees and then crunched together to form a final score, even up to the decimal point.

“The FanSided editing team works on it all year long. There are monthly meetings, debates and votes,” said Patrick Allen, FanSided VP of Content. “Your fandom may not be on this list or it may not be ranked as highly as you think it should, but that doesn’t make it any less worthy of your support and affection. Fandom is fun and it is personal.”

The creators of FanSided’s Fandom 250 List are available for TV and print interviews to discuss.

About FanSided

FanSided is a fandom focused sports, lifestyle and entertainment network of more than 300 websites. Created in 2009, FanSided has become one of the fastest-growing networks dedicated to bringing together fans who share their common passions. The platform has exploded in popularity in an era where people are using technology to connect, making it easy for fans to digest the content they want, when they want it across all of their favorite verticals. And we’re just getting started.

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