Los Angeles Sports fans ranked # two smartest in America – NBC Los Angeles

What kind of sports fan are you?

Are you a casual fan? A fair weather fan? Die-hard fan? Or do you read this and say “sport?” What is that?

Regardless of the type of fan you are, your geographic location can play a role in how much sports knowledge you have.

At least that’s what the online gambling company USBets.com wanted to find out when it conducted a research project to find out which city in America has the smartest sports fans.

Using Google Analytics, the company developed a method to determine which cities across the country had the “smartest” fans of professional men’s sports.

The company has been analyzing all Google data since June 2020. Using data from keywords, phrases, athletes, teams, and general knowledge questions, they were able to examine searches for the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. Using this data, they analyzed 46 major cities based on search results in all 50 states.

Believe it or not, sports fans across the country use Google to find answers to all kinds of sports questions. Analysis has shown that these questions range from simple questions like “What is a quarterback?” too understandable, “who determines the strike zone in baseball?” or more difficult ones like “Which NFL team won the most Super Bowls?”

So if you are a seasoned sports fan and want to test your knowledge among the best of the best, which city should you travel to?


The results of USBets.com’s “Smartest Sports Cities in America. (Chart courtesy of USBets.com)

After the data was collected and analyzed, it was found that New York City had the smartest sports fans of any other city in the United States. The Big Apple is home to 11 different professional men’s sports franchises and has a deep sports history.

According to the data, New Yorkers search Google for the fewest sports-related questions per month. Out of 100,000 questions asked on Google, only 243 are sports-related questions. Meaning? New York sports fans know their stuff and don’t have to ask Google for all the answers.

Not far behind was Los Angeles. Angelinos ranked second according to data from the country’s smartest sports fans. LA has 10 professional men’s sports franchises and only had to post sports-related questions on Google 422 times for every 100,000 questions asked. (We blame the grafts).

The most asked question in all of Los Angeles was, “How many innings are there in baseball?”

The top 3 was rounded off by Chicago. According to the data, Chicago residents only have to ask Google 577 times for every 100,000 searches for answers to sports-related questions.

In addition to general sports knowledge, USBets.com also analyzed Google data to determine which sports fans knew the most.

Believe it or not, America’s pastime, baseball, was the top general knowledge sport searched on Google. Baseball-related questions were the most popular on Google in 32 states. Second were football-related questions that were the most popular in 12 different states.

Another interesting tidbit from the data was the individual athletes who were searched the most. Despite his seven Super Bowl rings, five Super Bowl MVP awards and a total of ten Super Bowl appearances, Tom Brady was the most wanted athlete on Google. In fact, frequent questions like “Who is Tom Brady” were the most searched question in four states: Delaware, Alaska, Idaho, and Wyoming.

Brady’s New England successor, Cam Newton, was another highly sought-after athlete. Newton has been the most wanted poplar athlete in five states since he was circumcised by the New England Patriots in early September. Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island all searched for answers about Newton.

So the answer to that question we asked earlier?

If you want to win your quiz night, just give a friend a call in New York or LA and you’ll be fine.

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