The NFL is filled with great rivalries, and the Baltimore Ravens are at the center of two with the Steelers and the Bengals. And those rivalries don’t end on the field or in the stands. 24 percent of Ravens fans would rather give up sex for a year than date a fan of a rival team, according to a survey by We Are Fanatics.
Let’s remember not to take too much stock in fan surveys. Last year, 44 percent of NFL fans claimed they’d rather give up football than let national anthem protests continue. And while NFL viewership dropped and players keep protesting, the difference was nowhere near that dramatic.
The subtext to take away from this study is Eagles fans like sex way, way more than religion. While 68 percent of them, more than any other fanbase, said they value fandom over religion, they didn’t even crack the top 10 when it comes to giving up sex for a year.
Meanwhile, the Patriots’ fanbase clocked in as the least dateable, with 17 percent of respondents saying they’d never go out with a Pats fan.
To anybody who saw Ted, that shouldn’t be a huge surprise.
You can check out all the surveys, including which fans would be most willing to vote for someone from the opposite of their party instead of dating a rival fan at We Are Fanatics.