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Our friend Andrew Powell-Morse at BestTickets.com sent word on Monday that he had done some serious Google Search Data mining and had figured out the Most Popular Athlete In Your State. He has plenty of other research that you’ll find interesting.
As for most popular athletes:
Look at Texas.
Look at Ohio.
Look at Hawaii.
Look at Alaska.
The only big shocker on this board is that West Virginia can’t get enough of hero Geno Smith.
Andrew also found that the favorite position in sports, according to search data, is quarterback. So, the next time you complain that ESPN has three straight hours of quarterback chatter, remember that the executives have these numbers. They know what you freaks are hungry for.