Cincinnati Bengals: Did Who Dey Nation Make the Fandom 250?

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Dec 4, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fans pose for a picture at a tailgate party before a game with the Philadelphia Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 4, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals fans pose for a picture at a tailgate party before a game with the Philadelphia Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 27, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; A Cleveland Browns fan holds a sign begging for a win during the first half in the game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; A Cleveland Browns fan holds a sign begging for a win during the first half in the game between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Although the Bengals got snubbed, they were the only team. Before we get to the Bengals, lets look at who got the shaft and who was under-rated that made the list.

24) Manchester United

The largest fan base in the world got trumped by a couple bandwagon teams and a few movies that have become popular because becoming a geek is cool again, even though I am one. Lets face it, the Cubs, Golden State Warriors, and Barcelona (even though Messi is awesome), are over rated by a fan base predicated on success instead of dedication.

Manchester United has one of the greatest fan bases and set ups any team could have. Their biggest rival is only a few miles away, in the same town. The fans are the most loyal and passionate in the sport, and don’t forget about the eighth wonder of the world in Old Trafford, which is only second to Wembly Stadium for best places to watch a soccer/football game.

Sorry, they should be a top 10 team.

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86) Fantasy Football

You are really going to tell me that the one thing in the NFL, which has brought different fans together, only breaks the top 100? FanSided, we got this one wrong.

Fantasy Football has turned into even the casual fans game. Keeping casual and fair-weather fans interested in football is what fantasy does best. It not only encompasses every team, but brings the competition out of every person vying for the top spot and bragging rights in their league. This should come close to eclipsing every team in the NFL, because it’s following destroys every fan base in the NFL.

 173) Cleveland Browns

The Brown may not have wins, but their fans stick with them through thick and thin. The Cleveland Browns fans yell at cameras, show up in negative degree weather, and boo every time this team fails, as Gary Bettman says, “It’s because they care.”

I know they are the laughable losers of the AFC North, and almost a guaranteed win on most teams schedule, but they are passionate and show what the idea of fandom is all about.

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