point is the average football fan lives 30-50 miles from DC and looks like this
― ℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Saturday, 25 July 2020 18:22 (nine months ago) link
average nats fan lives in chevy chase and looks like this
it's very odd to me how people seem to think no people of color watch football when a majority of all football players are people of color
― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 25 July 2020 18:49 (nine months ago) link
I was thinking this
― shout-out to his family (DJP), Saturday, 25 July 2020 19:00 (nine months ago) link
just going off of experience as someone whose spent my entire life living within a 30 mile radius of DC. obviously the washington team has fans of color but football isn't big in the city itself
football fans are still pretty white though
― ℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Saturday, 25 July 2020 19:05 (nine months ago) link
Of course most fans will be white, whites compromise about 76% of the population.
― Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 25 July 2020 19:32 (nine months ago) link
9% of viewers being Black means a fuckton of viewers are Black
― Lady Antibody (Neanderthal), Saturday, 25 July 2020 19:33 (nine months ago) link
ok i regret posting that because i was only ever making a flippant generalization that the football team has never been a big part of DC metro culture like the wizards or even the nats are, they belong to maryland and virginia. i've met more WFT fans from baltimore (from the post-colts pre-ravens era) than i have from DC city proper. i spent six years in PG county (the home of go-go music AND... fedex field) and i still met surprisingly few fans who were native to the county. the idea of snyder using something like go-go to brand his team just strikes me as cheap. of course chuck brown was supposedly a big sk*ns fan so what do i know.
― ℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Saturday, 25 July 2020 20:31 (nine months ago) link
lived in silver spring now for 5 or 6 years and i don't think i've seen a single bumper sticker in that time. might be a different story if the team didn't suck
― ℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Saturday, 25 July 2020 20:33 (nine months ago) link
Uh they put the stadium in the richest black county in the country for a reason.
― Heez, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:24 (nine months ago) link
― Heez, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:32 (nine months ago) link
I see http://i.imgur.com/QbYzHTH.jpg-crap-festooned cars in DC proper on a regular basis. Almost always driven by black people (if I can see the driver). I feel like I see more cars with Capitals and Nationals crap, though. Probably has something to do with not sucking. Also never forget the local Cowboys fandom. Note the stats in this City Paper piece on black residents’ affinity for the local team, though: https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/13042042/why-are-there-so-many-cowboys-fans-in-dc
― sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:41 (nine months ago) link