A couple weeks back, we sent out a survey to learn more about what pro sports teams OSU fans cheer for. Thanks to the dozens that responded and here are the results by sports:
#1 - Dallas Cowboys (44%)
#2 - Kansas City Chiefs (6.7%)
#3 - Pittsburgh Steelers/Green Bay Packers (5.3%)
No surprise here seeing how the Dallas Cowboys became OSU South for a bit with alums Dez Bryant, Dan Bailey, Brandon Weeden, Tyler Patmon, Orie Lemon, and Joseph Randle all on the team at one point. It also follows a major trend of OSU students coming from and returning to the DFW area.
#1 - Oklahoma City Thunder (72.5%)
#2 - Dallas Mavericks (11.3%)
#3 - Boston Celtics (3.8%)
Again, no big shockers here with the only Big 4 pro team in Oklahoma claiming the top spot. And no further surprises coming from the Dallas team taking the No. 2 spot.
#1 - Texas Rangers (37.3%)
#2 - Kansas City Royals/Atlanta Braves (12%)
#4 - New York Yankees (8%)
This set probably had the most diversity among respondents. Behind the obvious DFW team, it got a little wild. The Royals and Braves tied for second and the Yankees and their ever present popularity scooped up fourth. Behind them, came the Cardinals, Cubs, and Red Sox respectively.
#1 - Dallas Stars (33.3%)
#2 - Chicago Blackhawks (13.9%)
#3 - Colorado Avalanche (11.1%)
The DFW team only gained a top selection low of a third of the vote and there appears to be no obvious rhyme or reason for the next selections. The Bruins, Penguins, and Red Wings tied for fourth.
#1 - FC Dallas (40.9%)
#2 - Sporting KC (22.7%)
#3 - New York City FC/Atlanta United FC (9.1%)
I think we’ve really learned that the Dallas Area teams are OSU fans’ favorites. Major League soccer had the least fans respond with a favorite team but there was a lot of variance in the responses. Seattle, Houston, Portland, and LA were also listed as favorite teams.
#1 - Tottenham (25%)
#2 - FC Barcelona/Liverpool/Manchester United (16.6%)
#5 - Chelsea/Manchester City/Beşektaş (8.3%)
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know a whole lot about European Soccer leagues and teams so we just left this as a fill-in-the-blank option. Tottenham had 3 votes, Barcelona, Liverpool, and Man U has 2 a piece, and Chelsea, Man City, and Beşektaş each had 1 vote.
Finally, we let fans write in any other pro sports they follow and got a wide set of answers. Of course the local MiLB teams, the Tulsa Drillers and OKC Dodgers got some love, but the local USL teams, the Tulsa Roughnecks FC and OKC Energy FC, did as well. Oddballs like the Pensacola Blue Wahoos got a shoutout alongside the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. The WNBA got some love as well for the Minnesota Lynx. A slew of professional golfers were mentioned but was headed by none other than heralded alum Rickie Fowler.