Here at Milwaukee Record, we employ a sentient machine known as the Great Job, Milwaukee! Bot to keep track of the city’s many appearances on dopey online lists, as well as any time a national publication deigns to acknowledge our pathetic Midwest existence. Occasionally, when it’s feeling especially ambitious/desperate, the bot widens its net to include the entire state of Wisconsin. Which brings us to today’s report: According to something called WalletHub.com, Green Bay is 2018’s “Best City For Football Fans,” despite the Pack’s abysmal ending to the 2017 season.
The study, which comes right before “The Big Game” and after only the fourth Packers season this century without a postseason appearance, apparently used a number of factors to help determine results. Those factors include things like professional team performance, college football performance, ticket prices, stadium accessibility, and fan engagement. Green Bay ranked first in stadium accessibility (immediately drawing the legitimacy of this list into question) and tied Pittsburgh in the fan engagement category. Quality of fan-produced parody songs were not taken into account.
After the results were tabulated, Green Bay edged out Pittsburgh for the top spot. Dallas, Boston, and New York round out the top five. Minneapolis came in at number 18, with Chicago landing the 27th spot. When you’re stuck watching two detestable franchises with atrocious fans play in the Super Bowl this weekend, rejoice in knowing that even after a rough 2017 season, Green Bay is still number one…according to an arbitrary list WalletHub.com just whipped up.