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October 14, 2011


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I am surprised that the Detroit Tigers do not figure in in Nebraska. Sure, Detroit is a long way from Nebraska, but for years the owner of the Tigers (John Fetzer) also owned TV stations in Lincoln and Omaha and broadcast Tigers' games on those channels and their satellites. That was before the Kansas City Royals got a broadcast presence.


First time visiting the site, very interesting! I thought it worth mentioning that Tom Osborne's popularity probably has little or nothing to do with his election loss, but rather his legendary on the football field when he was Nebraska's head coach. :) Also, how are those poll questions posed regarding popularity on different people?

Craig Furrow

Husker/steelers/avalanche/nighthawks/tri city storm/gothenburg swedes

Dustin Ingalls

pbrower2a: We didn't ask about the Tigers, but they could've been among the 28% plurality that said they favor another team or are not baseball fans.

Josh: The full results are in the link at the bottom of the post, as always.


Not surprised. Husker football is the state religion of Nebraska. Everyone I've ever met from there is a Husker fan, even people who otherwise don't care about sports. Walk into a gas station at the west end of the state, 300 miles from Lincoln, they sell more Huskers trinkets than you can shake a stick at.

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