Rams fans should be unhappy over study claiming team has weakest fan base
Los Angeles Rams fans won’t be happy to see their team at the bottom of a recent rankings of the fan bases in the NFL heading into the 2019 season.
Three years ago, Los Angeles Rams knew they would have plenty of work cut out for them with the team moving back to California in regards to building up the fan base again.
As exciting as it was for numerous football fans in the Los Angeles area see the Rams return to the city after all those years in St. Louis, the team also knew the new challenge that came with winning back some hearts.
While the first year back in Los Angeles turned out to be a complete disaster with the team only winning four games in 2016, and finishing at the bottom of the league by only averaging 14 points per game, the last two seasons have been amazing to witness.
Between the Rams winning back-to-back NFC West titles along with a recent trip to Super Bowl 53, Sean McVay’s team is in great position to be a top contender in the league for years to come, which should keep fans quite happy.
With that being said, a recent study conducted by Emory University listed which teams have the best fan bases in the NFL, and while it wasn’t a surprise to see teams like the Dallas Cowboys or New England Patriots rank near the top of the list.
But what came as an absolute shock was the reveal of the Rams ranking dead last in the study since most football fans would make the case the base at least deserves to be a little higher on a list like this one.
First off, it’s understandable that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and the folks at Emory University certainly determine results with their own set of rules, but this still seems ridiculous to see the Rams rank dead last.
From fan attendance both at home and the road to team revenue, the study based their rankings off numerous factors, which must not have worked out too well for the Rams fan base, otherwise they would have at least been a little higher.
On a positive note, Emory University did point out one unfair advantage the Rams were dealing with in this study marketing wise as a result of the move back to Los Angeles since they don’t even have their own stadium yet.
Not to mention, the Rams clearly have a bright future moving forward when looking at all of their success on the field from the previous two seasons to give the base more of a reason to follow.
Either way, it will be interesting to see how members of the Rams fan base react to this study since it would be easy to understand being upset them being upset over the matter.
Assuming the Rams live up to the hype once again, maybe the results will be much better for the fan base around this time next year heading into the 2020 season.
But at least in the mean time, maybe these results can provide some extra motivation to show the rest of the NFL just how much fans love this Rams team.