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The 20 Most Liked American Sports Teams on Facebook

The Los Angeles Lakers Are The Facebook Champions With 20 Million Likes

The Los Angeles Lakers Are The Facebook Champions With 20 Million Likes

The New England Patriots received their five-millionth Facebook like today, which got me wondering – what exactly does that mean? Is it good? Where does that number of likes fit in amongst other NFL teams – or MLB, NBA and NHL teams, for that matter?

Ninth overall…and third amongst football teams. The Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers have more.

But the world of Facebook likes is ruled at the top by basketball, you see. Four NBA teams – the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics – swipe the most likes of all. The Lakers have four times as many likes as the Patriots, in fact – over 20 million.

Why is that? Is it because the NBA’s fanbase is more social-media connected or savvy? Is it because NBA basketball has a greater global reach than any of the four North American sports? Everybody plays b-ball.

NFL football, though, is just huge and it’s spread out. The game is at its peak of popularity – and still peaking, yet. Eight NBA teams make the top 20 most Facebook-liked American sports teams, but 10 NFL teams make it, including seven in the bottom half.

Baseball? The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox squeeze in there at fifth and tenth, respectively.

Hockey? Not one. The Chicago Blackhawks make the NHL’s first appearance in 30th with 2.13M likes.

Click on the team’s link below to visit its official Facebook page. Numbers are rounded and as of the date of this post.

TEAM FACEBOOK LIKES LEAGUE/SPORT
1. Los Angeles Lakers 20.09M NBA Basketball
2. Chicago Bulls 14.51M NBA Basketball
3. Miami Heat 13.46M NBA Basketball
4. Boston Celtics 8.29M NBA Basketball
5. New York Yankees 7.60M MLB Baseball
6. Dallas Cowboys 6.71M NFL Football
7. Pittsburgh Steelers 5.61M NFL Football
8. New York Knicks 5.12M NBA Basketball
9. New England Patriots 5.00M NFL Football
10. Boston Red Sox 4.67M MLB Baseball
11. Oklahoma City Thunder 4.39M NBA Basketball
12. Green Bay Packers 4.22M NFL Football
13. San Antonio Spurs 3.82M NBA Basketball
14. New Orleans Saints 3.71M NFL Football
15. Chicago Bears 3.60M NFL Football
16. Dallas Mavericks 3.50M NBA Basketball
17. New York Giants 3.35M NFL Football
18. San Francisco 49ers 3.23M NFL Football
19. Denver Broncos 2.92M NFL Football
20. Philadelphia Eagles 2.61M NFL Football

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NFL: Teams with the Most Super Bowl Appearances

The Pittsburgh Steelers And Dallas Cowboys Still Have The Most Super Bowl Appearances

The Pittsburgh Steelers And Dallas Cowboys Still Have The Most Super Bowl Appearances

Peyton Manning has secured the Denver Broncos‘ seventh Super Bowl appearance (and his third), warding off Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in today’s AFC Championship game, 26-10.

Had New England won, the Patriots would have tied the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys as the teams with the most Super Bowl appearances: eight.

The Seattle Seahawks snagged their second Super Bowl appearance Sunday in what turned out to be the more exciting of the two Conference Championship games. They held off the San Francisco 49ers, 23-17.

Here are all 32 NFL teams, ranked by number of Super Bowl appearances. Four teams have never gone, and almost half – 14 – have never won.

For more, and a unique perspective, check out Super Bowl Records of Every NFL Team By Wins, Percentage and Division.

UPDATED LIST: Through Super Bowl XLVIII (Feb. 2, 2014). The Seahawks’ and Broncos’ Super Bowl records have been updated accordingly.

TEAM SUPER BOWL APPEARANCES W L
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 6 2
Dallas Cowboys 8 5 3
New England Patriots 7 3 4
Denver Broncos 7 2 5
San Francisco 49ers 6 5 1
New York Giants 5 4 1
Green Bay Packers 5 4 1
Washington Redskins 5 3 2
Oakland Raiders (incl L.A.) 5 3 2
Miami Dolphins 5 2 3
Indianapolis Colts (incl Balt.) 4 2 2
Minnesota Vikings 4 0 4
Buffalo Bills 4 0 4
St. Louis Rams (incl L.A.) 3 1 2
Baltimore Ravens 2 2 0
Chicago Bears 2 1 1
Kansas City Chiefs 2 1 1
Seattle Seahawks 2 1 1
Philadelphia Eagles 2 0 2
Cincinnati Bengals 2 0 2
New Orleans Saints 1 1 0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 1 0
New York Jets 1 1 0
Tennessee Titans 1 0 1
Arizona Cardinals 1 0 1
Atlanta Falcons 1 0 1
Carolina Panthers 1 0 1
San Diego Chargers 1 0 1
Cleveland Browns 0 0 0
Houston Texans 0 0 0
Jacksonville Jaguars 0 0 0
Detroit Lions 0 0 0

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Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day Results All-Time

The Dallas Cowboys Have Been A Thanksgiving Fixture For Nearly 50 Years

The Dallas Cowboys Have Been A Thanksgiving Fixture For Nearly 50 Years

The Detroit Lions have been playing on Thanksgiving Day – all at home – since 1934, but they aren’t America’s (and the NFL‘s) only Thanksgiving hosts. “America’s Team,” itself, the Dallas Cowboys have been hosting games on the treasured holiday since 1966.

In total, the Lions have played 73 T-Day games. We’ve already covered their all-time Thanksgiving Day results.

But what about the ‘Boys? They’ve played 45 games on Thanksgiving. Their all-time results are below – the polar opposite of the Lions’.

The Cowboys are 28-16-1 (.622) and have won five of the last seven. The Lions are on a nine-game losing streak and have an overall Thanksgiving record of 33-38-2 (.452).

UPDATED LIST: Through Thanksgiving 2013. The Cowboys are now 29-16-1 on Thanksgiving, and have won six of their last eight games on the holiday. Meanwhile, the Lions finally won this year, ending their nine-game T-Day losing streak. They are now 34-38-2 all time on the holiday.

YEAR WINNER (OR TIE)   LOSER (OR TIE)   COWBOYS W-L-T
1966 Dallas Cowboys 26 Cleveland Browns 14 W
1967 Dallas Cowboys 46 St. Louis Cardinals 21 W
1968 Dallas Cowboys 29 Washington Redskins 20 W
1969 Dallas Cowboys 24 San Francisco 49ers 24 T
1970 Dallas Cowboys 16 Green Bay Packers 3 W
1971 Dallas Cowboys 28 Los Angeles Rams 21 W
1972 San Francisco 49ers 31 Dallas Cowboys 10 L
1973 Miami Dolphins 14 Dallas Cowboys 7 L
1974 Dallas Cowboys 24 Washington Redskins 23 W
1975 No Dallas Cowboys Game        
1976 Dallas Cowboys 19 St. Louis Cardinals 14 W
1977 No Dallas Cowboys Game        
1978 Dallas Cowboys 37 Washington Redskins 10 W
1979 Houston Oilers 30 Dallas Cowboys 24 L
1980 Dallas Cowboys 51 Seattle Seahawks 7 W
1981 Dallas Cowboys 10 Chicago Bears 9 W
1982 Dallas Cowboys 31 Cleveland Browns 14 W
1983 Dallas Cowboys 35 St. Louis Cardinals 17 W
1984 Dallas Cowboys 20 New England Patriots 17 W
1985 Dallas Cowboys 35 St. Louis Cardinals 17 W
1986 Seattle Seahwaks 31 Dallas Cowboys 14 L
1987 Minnesota Vikings 44 Dallas Cowboys 38 L (OT)
1988 Houston Oilers 25 Dallas Cowboys 17 L
1989 Philadelphia Eagles 27 Dallas Cowboys 0 L
1990 Dallas Cowboys 27 Washington Redskins 17 W
1991 Dallas Cowboys 20 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 W
1992 Dallas Cowboys 30 New York Giants 3 W
1993 Miami Dolphins 16 Dallas Cowboys 14 L
1994 Dallas Cowboys 42 Green Bay Packers 31 W
1995 Dallas Cowboys 24 Kansas City Chiefs 12 W
1996 Dallas Cowboys 21 Washington Redskins 10 W
1997 Tennessee Oilers 27 Dallas Cowboys 14 L
1998 Minnesota Vikings 46 Dallas Cowboys 36 L
1999 Dallas Cowboys 20 Miami Dolphins 0 W
2000 Minnesota Vikings 27 Dallas Cowboys 15 L
2001 Denver Broncos 26 Dallas Cowboys 24 L
2002 Dallas Cowboys 27 Washington Redskins 20 W
2003 Miami Dolphins 40 Dallas Cowboys 21 L
2004 Dallas Cowboys 21 Chicago Bears 7 W
2005 Denver Broncos 24 Dallas Cowboys 21 L (OT)
2006 Dallas Cowboys 38 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 W
2007 Dallas Cowboys 34 New York Jets 3 W
2008 Dallas Cowboys 34 Seattle Seahawks 9 W
2009 Dallas Cowboys 24 Oakland Raiders 7 W
2010 New Orleans Saints 30 Dallas Cowboys 27 L
2011 Dallas Cowboys 20 Miami Dolphins 19 W
2012 Washington Redskins 38 Dallas Cowboys 31 L
2013 Dallas Cowboys 31 Oakland Raiders 24 W

Photo: blogs.dallasobserver.com

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