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Red Sox Fans Are Best Fans In America, Says Forbes' Science-y Report

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Red Sox fans often think they're the best fans in the country, and now, they may have some proof to back them up.

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Forbes recently conducted a study to determine America's Best Sports Fans, looking at the fans of the United States' "Big Four" sports, factoring in home and away attendance, merchandise sales and in-market popularity, and the group that came out on top was Red Sox Nation.

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Just look at the fans all over the country who follow every pitch of their beloved Boston Red Sox. They pack Fenway when the team is in town, and fill other stadiums when they're on the road. They stayed true throughout an epic dry spell, when the Sox went 86 years without winning a World Series--and when the team finally broke that drought in 2004, they grew even more fanatic. Today, the team is No. 2 in MLB merchandise sales (behind their hated rivals, the New York Yankees).

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Boston had another team on the list, with the Celtics coming in at No. 7.

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The Steelers fans came in at No. 2, with Red Wings fans ranked third.