Steelers Fans: FanSided Fandom 250
Steelers fans consider themselves in a class of their own and Steeler Nation is loud and proud.
But where did that leave us in the definitive ranking of fandoms from all over the world of fandoming? The FanSided Network took on the task of ranking fandoms from all kinds of genres from sports to movies from pop culture to politics to come up with the ultimate ranking of fandom.
Now they’ve finally unleashed the ranking for the first 250 fandoms and your Pittsburgh Steelers are ranked No. 23rd overall. They’re the 3rd highest ranked football team and two spots behind their closest football competition; the Green Bay Packers are ranked No. 21 overall.
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The highest rated NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys and the Ohio State Buckeyes come in ranked as the highest college team. The Chicago Cubs rank in the top spot of random, surely cemented by their recent World Series victory.
The Steeler tradition is unique and the following is as loyal as you can get. The team was founded in 1933 by Arthur J. Rooney from his winnings from the race track. He went on to build a team that went through mostly downs until 1974 when Chuck Noll led the franchise to their first Super Bowl.
Since then the team has gone on to win an NFL record total six Super Bowl championships and continue to be on the hunt for the seventh thanks to the efforts of Ben Roethlisberger.
They have practically their own wing dedicated to them in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They invade stadiums all across the country waving their Terrible Towels (often imitated but never duplicated). And they will always be ranked No. 1 in Pittsburgh and definitely No. 1 in our hearts.
Everything about Pittsburgh is the Steelers and everything about the Steelers is Pittsburgh. What do you think about the ranking Steeler Nation? Too high or too low?