PDA

View Full Version : Pittsburgh leads nation in female NFL fans


stillers4me
09-12-2007, 09:14 PM
Let's hear it for us Steeler Babes!!!!!!! We don't need no stinkin' cheerleaders! ::jammin:

Pittsburgh leads nation in female NFL fans

Associated Press


PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have known for years their fan base included countless women -- that was evidenced by all the pink official team jerseys they sell and the hundreds who attend their female training camp each summer.

Yes, more than 300 women spend money each year to go through a simulated day of Steelers training camp, replete with blocking and running drills and a trip to the training table. The club also sponsors a Football Knowledge for Women classroom-type course.
Now the Steelers have proof that, when it comes to building a female fan base, Pittsburgh does it better than any other NFL market.

According to a Scarborough Sports Marketing survey of 220,354 residents in 75 United States markets conducted last year, Pittsburgh has, by far, the largest base of NFL fans who are women.

Pittsburgh is the runaway leader, with 34 percent of the women living in the Steelers' market identifying themselves as fans. Green Bay was second with 29.4 percent, but no other market surveyed had even one-quarter of its women identify themselves as fans.

Buffalo was third with 23.7 percent, followed by Cincinnati (22.8 percent), Kansas City (22.4 percent), Jacksonville (21.7 percent), Baltimore and Boston (21.5 percent) and Denver, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Washington, D.C. (20.9 percent).

Nationally, the average was 16 percent, which means that Pittsburgh has more than twice the number of female pro football fans than the average market, based on the survey's results.

Obviously, all those Terrible Towels inside Heinz Field aren't being twirled only by men.

Among men, Pittsburgh was second only to Green Bay in the percentage of fans - 38 percent of the men in Green Bay identified themselves as fans, compared to 35.1 percent in Pittsburgh. Also in the top 10 were Jacksonville (34.9 percent), Boston and Denver (33.3); Buffalo, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Philadelphia (32.1) and Cincinnati (31.5).

Pittsburgh also placed in the Top 10 in percentage of fans who are college graduates (No. 4, 17.5 percent), percentage of fans with at least one child in the family (No. 6, 23.8 percent) and percentage of fans who are between the ages of 18 and 24 (No. 7, 7.2 percent).

The results were not surprising, at least given the long-standing loyalty of Steelers fans -- the team has sold out every non-strike home game since 1972.

According to a survey also taken by Scarborough Sports Marketing before the February 2006 Super Bowl in which the Steelers beat Seattle 21-10, Pittsburgh was the top market for fan loyalty in the NFL, with 64 percent of all consumers saying they were "very or somewhat interested" in the NFL.

The leaders in other categories in the latest survey:

? Fans between the ages of 18 and 24: Green Bay, 8.0 percent.

? Fans who are college graduates: Washington, D.C., 20 percent.

? Fans who are African-American: Washington, D.C, 12.8 percent.

? Fans who are Hispanic: Miami-Fort Lauderdale, 12.1 percent.

? Fans who earn over $75,000: Washington, D.C., 30.7 percent.

? Fans who earn over $100,000: Washington, D.C., 21.4 percent.

? Fans in households with at least one child: Green Bay, 25.8 percent.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8024a78d&template=without-video&confirm=true

alittlejazzbird
09-12-2007, 09:27 PM
Personally, I think the Steelers lead the nation (heck, probably the world!) in number of fans, male and female.

But it's nice to know that we ladies make up a sizeable, knowledgeable and vocal portion of the fan base! Obviously we have discerning taste... :wink02:

delhess
09-12-2007, 09:35 PM
nothing hotter then a cute chick in a #86 jersey

:drink: i'll drink to that

SteelCityMan786
09-12-2007, 09:55 PM
nothing hotter then a cute chick in a #86 jersey

:drink: i'll drink to that

Got to love those Steeler Ladies.

Borski
09-12-2007, 10:11 PM
nothing hotter then a cute chick in a #86 jersey

:drink: i'll drink to that

The one's in #43 are even hotter:thumbsup::tt02:

The Duke
09-12-2007, 10:16 PM
nothing hotter then a cute chick in a #86 jersey

:drink: i'll drink to that

Now that I think about it I've never seen one with a #27 jersey, what's up with that, chicks don't like anthony smith? :tt02:

steelergirl07
09-12-2007, 11:12 PM
nothing hotter then a cute chick in a #86 jersey

:drink: i'll drink to that

What about a #7 jersey?

ShutDown24
09-12-2007, 11:20 PM
That's what I like to hear

PAMillerGrrl83
09-12-2007, 11:36 PM
Yep we kick hiney! This is why we dont need cheerleaders!

jjpro11
09-13-2007, 12:28 AM
Personally, I think the Steelers lead the nation (heck, probably the world!) in number of fans, male and female.

But it's nice to know that we ladies make up a sizeable, knowledgeable and vocal portion of the fan base! Obviously we have discerning taste... :wink02:

it looks like they only surveyed people in their team's respective market and what percentage of those people follow the home team. id bet the house that the steelers have the largest total fan base in the world. they always get the highest rated games and most merchandise sold.

steelergirl07
09-13-2007, 12:40 AM
it looks like they only surveyed people in their team's respective market and what percentage of those people follow the home team. id bet the house that the steelers have the largest total fan base in the world. they always get the highest rated games and most merchandise sold.

I agree. There are a lot of Steelers fans in Hawaii. Don't see much other fan bases. :tt02:

meanjoecoop
09-13-2007, 09:43 AM
I agree. There are a lot of Steelers fans in Hawaii. Don't see much other fan bases. :tt02:

Thats what I wanna see...a hula girl in a Steelers jersey! :wink02:

alittlejazzbird
09-13-2007, 09:44 AM
What about a #7 jersey?

You may start to see some of us, including me, in a #9 jersey if Dan Sepulveda's star keeps rising (can you even get his jersey? I don't know....). Our boy is a HOTTIE!!!!! :lust:

memphissteelergirl
09-13-2007, 10:28 AM
Yep we kick hiney! This is why we dont need cheerleaders!

Hear, here!! :tt02::tt02::tt02:

steelergirl07
09-13-2007, 03:38 PM
Thats what I wanna see...a hula girl in a Steelers jersey! :wink02:


I should see if they can make a black and gold grass skirt. :jammin:

polamalufan43
09-13-2007, 03:43 PM
Haha, not surprising really.

One day the Rooney's were asked why they dont have cheerleaders, they responded, "Because it's pointless, we already have enough female fans screaming their asses off in the stands,"

It's the perfect story, he he he.

~PF43:tt02:

Hines0wnz
09-13-2007, 03:46 PM
Now, where are they? :tt02:

steelergirl07
09-13-2007, 05:27 PM
How much females are on this site?

ShutDown24
09-13-2007, 05:33 PM
Did anyone just hear what they said on PTI about this?

Kornheiser:

"Roethlisberger must be called BIG BEN for a reason"

"There new mascot is call Steely McBeam"

Possibly the funniest things I have ever heard Tony say... HILARIOUS!

CantStop85
09-13-2007, 06:10 PM
How much females are on this site?

Tha Rock...is that you?!

Elvis
09-13-2007, 07:14 PM
Haha, not surprising really.

One day the Rooney's were asked why they dont have cheerleaders, they responded, "Because it's pointless, we already have enough female fans screaming their asses off in the stands,"

It's the perfect story, he he he.

~PF43:tt02:
ENOUGH SAID
:tt02:

steelergirl07
09-13-2007, 07:15 PM
Tha Rock...is that you?!

Huh?

ShutDown24
09-13-2007, 07:18 PM
Huh?

He was reffering to your speech... A bad joke.

steelergirl07
09-13-2007, 07:22 PM
Alright. Sorry about my speech.

ShutDown24
09-13-2007, 07:25 PM
Alright. Sorry about my speech.

Don't be sorry lol... You said:

"How much females are on this site"... He was implying that you speak like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson...

What better can you expect a Bengals fan to come up with? :sign09:

steelergirl07
09-13-2007, 07:33 PM
Don't be sorry lol... You said:

"How much females are on this site"... He was implying that you speak like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson...

What better can you expect a Bengals fan to come up with? :sign09:

Thanks. :smile:

CantStop85
09-13-2007, 07:43 PM
Don't be sorry lol... You said:

"How much females are on this site"... He was implying that you speak like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson...

What better can you expect a Bengals fan to come up with? :sign09:

No, actually that wasn't what I was implying at all...I was implying that she spoke like "Tha Rock," as in the member of this site who has been MIA for a while.

*Sigh*...another sign that I've been here too long. :sofunny:

ShutDown24
09-13-2007, 09:12 PM
No, actually that wasn't what I was implying at all...I was implying that she spoke like "Tha Rock," as in the member of this site who has been MIA for a while.

*Sigh*...another sign that I've been here too long. :sofunny:

Lol indeed I believe it is :toofunny::toofunny::toofunny:

Polly
09-13-2007, 09:32 PM
Chicks like it rough

steelers pride themselves for being physical

PAMillerGrrl83
09-13-2007, 10:16 PM
Hmm I'd like to know how many female fans are actually here also. I know theres myself, HometownGal and memphissteelgirl...any others?

varmintjcl
09-13-2007, 10:37 PM
just another reason for being a Steeler Fan.

Counselor
09-14-2007, 09:43 AM
Now that I think about it I've never seen one with a #27 jersey, what's up with that, chicks don't like anthony smith? :tt02:

We love Anthony Smith! I want an Anthony Smith Jersey---I just hadn't seen them yet. I need to replace my JPeezy jersey anyway.


Lets face it, we Pittsburgh girls know our football, but what shocked me about the survey was only 35 % of the men said they were fans! I thought everyone loved football---who are these other 65% and what the heck to they do on Sundays?

Edman
09-14-2007, 11:48 AM
Can you blame the girls? Black and Gold is a swimming color.

steelpinstripe72
09-14-2007, 04:40 PM
Hmm I'd like to know how many female fans are actually here also. I know theres myself, HometownGal and memphissteelgirl...any others?

*raises hand* :tt02:

I'm not in PA, though. Boo. At least the game will be on TV for me this weekend.

AFC
09-15-2007, 11:57 AM
Indeed, black and gold is great. Thanks for a good read.

83-Steelers-43
09-15-2007, 12:27 PM
Good stuff. Congratulations to the ladies in Steeler Nation.

silver & black
09-15-2007, 02:04 PM
nothing hotter then a cute chick in a #86 jersey

:drink: i'll drink to that

Uh huh... my wife in my Stabler jersey. :wink02:

MasterOfPuppets
09-15-2007, 02:13 PM
Uh huh... my wife in my Stabler jersey. :wink02:
:jawdrop:....she told me she was divorced!!!!...:toofunny: just kiddin S & B

HometownGal
09-15-2007, 03:20 PM
You may start to see some of us, including me, in a #9 jersey if Dan Sepulveda's star keeps rising (can you even get his jersey? I don't know....). Our boy is a HOTTIE!!!!! :lust:

I second that motion! :thumbsup::lust::lust::lust:

I'm proud to be a Steelers lady! :tt02: Kudos to my fellow femmes! :cheers:

Elvis
09-15-2007, 05:54 PM
I think that I have the mostest beautiful
little Lady Steelers Girl
Around Myself..
Check out my avatar
:tt02:

Kittyfish
09-15-2007, 06:17 PM
Hmm I'd like to know how many female fans are actually here also. I know theres myself, HometownGal and memphissteelgirl...any others? Me! Me! Me! I'm not a great presence or well known at this site, I know, but I'm here! And I just got a new crop of Steelers wear this past weekend for the upcoming season - my hubby steals my shirts on Sundays if we watch the game outside the home to look good, but I'm the fan of the family, and I gotta make sure I'm properly adorned on Sundays.

What a cutie, wedosesteelers2006! That's the way to do it - start 'em when they're young.

Dylan
09-16-2007, 01:06 AM
:Yea man thats right.. we got the greatest fans in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:tt02:

silver & black
09-16-2007, 11:18 AM
:jawdrop:....she told me she was divorced!!!!...:toofunny: just kiddin S & B

Really? Thats news to me! :sofunny:

silver & black
09-16-2007, 11:20 AM
I think that I have the mostest beautiful
little Lady Steelers Girl
Around Myself..
Check out my avatar
:tt02:

Good stuff right there. :thumbsup:

Hines0wnz
09-19-2007, 07:07 PM
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e363/jpriode73/worth.gif

jjpro11
09-19-2007, 08:27 PM
http://i10.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/a4/cb/c356_1.JPG
http://i8.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/a4/cb/d15f_1.JPG

stillers4me
09-19-2007, 08:40 PM
Originally Posted by PAMillerGrrl83
Hmm I'd like to know how many female fans are actually here also. I know theres myself, HometownGal and memphissteelgirl...any others?

Me, too!!! Ladies, I just bought the cutest Steeler purse!! It's made out of a jersey and is a number "7".

BTW.......there's a direct connection to the Steelers being the number one merchandise selling team and having the most female fans. :wink02:

stillers4me
09-19-2007, 09:37 PM
I have one just like that but it has "86" on it! :tt02:

Gotta love it! :tt02:

sixstringlass
09-20-2007, 04:26 AM
Hmm I'd like to know how many female fans are actually here also. I know theres myself, HometownGal and memphissteelgirl...any others?

I'm another one... :D

GutterflowerSteel
09-20-2007, 05:38 AM
Hmm I'd like to know how many female fans are actually here also. I know theres myself, HometownGal and memphissteelgirl...any others?

Moi!

Last night on Inside The NFL when they showed the Steelers/Bills segment, they focused on the Steelers' female fans - check it out if you haven't seen it :tt02: It was a nice tribute to the Ladies of STEEL! They mentioned that we lead the nation in female NFL fans, and showed lots of clips of Steeler ladies tailgating, cheering on the team - and also focused on their Steelers jewelry, jerseys and other swag-plus interviewed a few of them. It would be cool if some of our board members were in that segment :cheer:

...and Marino said that he could see us going to the Super Bowl this year!

wardislord
09-21-2007, 11:48 AM
Steelers ladies are hardcore....I know because I am one of them. Next time we win the superbowl my cousin (another Steelers lady) and I are going straight to the tattoo shop :tt02:

TackleMeBen
09-21-2007, 02:03 PM
Steelers ladies are hardcore....I know because I am one of them. Next time we win the superbowl my cousin (another Steelers lady) and I are going straight to the tattoo shop :tt02:

i just got one of the big ben clock in london above my ankle. :wink02:

at least steeler ladies actually know football:tt02: