By Zachary Neel
No matter how a season turns out for an NFL team, the fanbase is usually standing by through thick and thin, remaining loyal to the team.
For the Washington Redskins, it has been a rough stretch of years, and Redskins’ Nation has taken a hit. However, their dedication is still receiving some recognition around the league.
According to a new study from a business professor at Emory University, the Washington Redskins have the 11th best-ranked fanbase in the league. Not bad when you consider the team has been near the bottom of the barrel for the last 10 years.
The study, according to the Washington Times is pretty detailed.
Professor Mike Lewis, who conducts the study annually, developed a model that evaluates data on revenues, social media following and home and road attendance figures. The system also accounts for factors like market size and variances in winning and losing. Using Lewis’ model, the Redskins ranked 10th in fan equity, 28th in social equity and eighth in road equity.
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