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Study finds Chiefs fans are the most optimistic in the NFL

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Fred Williams celebrated his touchdown with fans during a preseason game last month.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Fred Williams celebrated his touchdown with fans during a preseason game last month. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

Are you ready for some football?

According to a Facebook study, the answer for Chiefs fans is yes.

Facebook did NFL sentiment research and found that Chiefs fans are the most optimistic of any fanbase in the league.

In a blog post, Facebook Data Editor Robert D’Onofrio wrote, “We took a look at all Facebook posts and comments NFL fans made during the preseason (July 22 – September 7) about the teams they Like on Facebook, and classified them according to how positive or negative they were. This enabled us to compare and rank all 32 NFL teams by how positive the overall conversation among each fan base was during the preseason, as well as look more closely at trends over time for specific teams.”

Facebook calls this “sentiment data.”

Here is how the fans from all 32 teams stacked up (image courtesy of Facebook):

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Now that the season is at hand, let’s see if those good vibes continue. You can read more about the study, sentiment data and other findings here.

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