A recent survey conducted by Bud Light and KRC Research have found that Ravens fans are the most superstitious fan base in all of the NFL. They interviewed over 9,500 people to get their results.
Bud Light, one of the most famous brands of beer, is known for its superstitious NFL ads that feature teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams, and New England Patriots. It is no surprise that this company decided to come up with such a random experiment, but could it be right? Here are a few things that it had to say about the Ravens' fan base:
- First in the league for watching games with the same people. (48%)
- Second in the league for watching games in the same location. (55%)
- Second in the league in wearing the same article of clothing on game days. (48%)
- Second in the league in drinking the same drink on game days. (36%)
- Second in the league in saying a certain cheer, phrase, or song to boost team performance. (34%)
- First in the league for thinking that not completing these superstitions will cause the Ravens to miss a game-winning field goal or touchdown. (25%)
- One-in-three Ravens fans believe that these superstitions actually affect the outcome of the game. (More than any other fan base.)
It may be safe to say that the numbers do not lie, but Bud Light also decided to throw in a few testimonials from Ravens fans:
"Everyone in the house must be wearing a jersey. We make a big dinner for every game, and whoever is at our house for the first game has to be there for every game of the season." - Female, Age 30-39
"I wash the car every Sunday before a Ravens game, I always get wings for a night time game, and I have specific clothes (jersey, jeans) that I wear for every game. My family and I all sit in the sport for each game." - Male, Age 40-49
The fans have spoken, but do you really think Ravens fans are the most superstitious in the entire National Football League? Do you have any superstitions on game day?
To read the full article on the survey, and to see stats and testimonials for all 32 teams, click here.