The Sports Marketing Analytics folks at Emory University have looked at college football fan bases across the land and determined that we Georgia fans are the third best in America. Yay us!
It’s when you get to the fine print that you realize it’s kind of a back-handed compliment.
Our approach is data and statistically driven, as we look at how fans support their teams after controlling for how well the team performs on the field, the market it plays in, and school characteristics. [Emphasis added.]
We love ’em unconditionally, pretty much, regardless of results. That’s gotta be a lot of comfort to the reserve fund.