Forbes seriously loves doing these polls and until clowns like me stop taking the bait, there seems to be no end in sight. The Pittsburgh Steelers were tops in the NFL and finished second overall behind the fans of the Boston Red Sox. The Pittsburgh Penguins fans were the sixth overall picture slide, second in the NHL behind the hated Detroit Red Wings.
Forbes used swag sales, attendance, and ‘in-market’ popularity to determine the rankings. We have no idea what ‘in market’ popularity is, but we think that might be the culprit behind the Pirates being on the list.