The Green Bay Packers are at No. 18 in the 2018 Fandom 250 rankings.
It’s been a tough season for the Green Bay Packers, but no matter how the team plays on the field, the fanbase remains one of the very best in not only sports, but all of fandom.
In FanSided’s 2018 Fandom 250 rankings, the Packers come in at 18th, up five spots from last year.
That’s good for fourth in the NFL, behind the Cleveland Browns (No. 1), Kansas City Chiefs (No. 9) and Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 16).
It’s hard to have much of an argument about the Packers’ position on the list among NFL fanbases. I’m of course biased and would personally rank this fanbase higher, but Browns fans deserve some praise.
You think we’ve had it bad the past couple of seasons? For Green Bay, entering Week 14 with a 4-7-1 record is considered an awful season. For the Browns, it’s progress. It’s their best record at this stage of the season in four years, and the first time in that span they’ve had more than two victories after 13 weeks.
But few fanbases are as passionate as the Packers’, and they deserve to be ranked high this and every year. Here’s what FanSided wrote:
"“While this season didn’t play out the way the Cheeseheads were hoping, the Packers and their fans still have an awful lot to be excited about. Green Bay continues to sell out all of its games, something it has done now going back to when the team played half of their home games in Milwaukee. The Packers stopped that practice at the end of the 1994 season, making their only home Lambeau Field.The results have been predictable, with the fans continuing to pack the building eight Sundays every fall and winter.”"
Packers fans are as passionate as any in all of sports, which is no surprise as they actually own the team. That’s what makes everything about this team so unique.
Oh, what’s that? Where do the Chicago Bears rank on the list? You’ll have to keep scrolling back all the way to No. 96.
Sure, the Bears are currently the class of the NFC North and look set for their first playoff appearance in almost a decade. But Packers fans will forever be among the very best, and their team soon will be again too.
This fan base has good company in the top 20 of the Fandom 250 rankings, standing alongside the likes of Star Wars, Fortnite and Game of Thrones.
Should the Packers be higher, lower or are in the right spot in this year’s Fandom 250?