Facebook: Nassau is Jets Country

But the rest of the tri-state area, including neighboring Suffolk County, enjoys a happier sports existence - they're mostly Giants fans.

A new Facebook study shows that Nassau County may have the most depressed football fans in the country - a majority are Jets fans.

And if that wasn't bad enough, they're surrounded by Giants fans, and a good number of their friends are probably New England Patriots fans.

In a post, Sean J. Taylor of the Facebook Data Science team, wrote " At Facebook we have about 35 million account holders in the United States who have Liked a page for one of the 32 teams in the league, representing one of the most comprehensive samples of sports fanship ever collected. Put another way, more than 1 in 10 Americans have declared their support for an NFL team on Facebook."

While a majority of Nassau County fans supported the Jets, Suffolk County, as well as all of New York City, Westchester, northern and central New Jersey, northeastern Pennsylvania and Fairfield County, Conn. supported the New York Giants.

Facebook also released data on the most common fan connections. If you're a Jets fan, chances are friends support the Giants, Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers or Philadelphia Eagles.

While the data, released days before the Super Bowl is interesting, it does not fix the biggest problem Jets fans have.

As of today, Mark Sanchez is still their quarterback.

Frank February 01, 2013 at 09:59 PM
Pshaw! The Jets are NJ's problem as they high-tailed outta LI. They didn't even think about a joint METS/JETS stadium, totally abandoning the fan base in Nassau. Only real NY Team that plays and practices in NY is the Buffalo Bills. Every NYer thinking they're a NY Jets or NY Giants fan is kidding themselves.... They are NJ Jets and NJ Giants fans. Only reason why the franshises still have the NY moniker is because of the "NY" intrinsic value; Who really wants to say "I'm a NJ Jets fan!"? Gov. Christies calls them as he sees them and he couldn't be more right on this one. Go Bills! NY's only remaining football team.


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