To all NFL Fans, they would say their team's faithful are the best in the league. However, Dr. Michael Lewis of Emory's Goizueta Business School created a statistical model to calculate exactly which fan base is the best in the NFL.
Lewis' model has three different factors that go into the calculation. First, there is "Fan Equity" that calculates how much fans spend on their team, both in tickets and apparel. Next, there is "Social Equity" which totals fans following their team on social media, and that is followed by "Road Equity" which calculates fans traveling with their team on the road.
Based off Lewis' model, the Giants come in a No. 4 on the list of the 32 NFL teams.
Breaking it down, the Giants' highest ranking in each category was "Road Equity," where they finished third on the list. With "Fan Equity" at seventh and "Social Equity" at 13th, the average came out to one of the top teams in the NFL.
Two NFC East foes were ahead of the Giants, though, as the Eagles were third on the list and the Cowboys took the top spot at first overall.