The NFL has some of the rowdiest fans in all of professional sports. And while the rabid diehards who attend games – whether its the Oakland Raiders' Black Hole or the Cleveland Browns' Dawg Pound – are known to cause quite a stir and the internet fanbases can be just as vile, or even worse.
The website casino.org decided to determine which fanbases spew the most vulgarity online, by investigating the subreddits of each NFL franchise. By keeping track of the most commonly used profane words, here are the top 5 most vulgar NFL fanbases as we head into the 2019 season.
5. Miami Dolphins
You'd think the laidback vibes of South Beach wouldn't elicit a lot of profanity from the Miami Dolphins fanbase, but in reality, the team plays a good 20 miles northwest at Hard Rock Stadium. Fins fans have a lot of reasons to be frustrated, as the offense has sputtered over the years due to poor quarterback play and a lack of imagination from the coaching staff. With a new quarterback entering the fold, the still raw Josh Rosen, expect more expletives from Dolphins Reddit in 2019.
4. Oakland Raiders
The Oakland Raiders have one of the most infamous fanbases in NFL history. Known as "Raider Nation," they dress up in eccentric costumes while donning silver and black face paint, and gather at a section of team's home stadium known as the Black Hole. While Raider Nation will most likely be migrating to Las Vegas in 2020, the team's legion of rabid fans will forever be prominent online. The fans are hungry for a return to the playoffs, and will surely let coach Jon Gruden know how they feel if expectations are not met in the upcoming season.
3. Cleveland Browns
Fans of the Cleveland Browns have a lot to complain about, both at games and from their computer chairs. They lost their team for a brief three-year period in the 90s (when the original Browns became the Baltimore Ravens), and have not experienced a lot of winning since then. Expectations are high this year, but that shouldn't stop Browns fans from letting the obscenities fly on Reddit, whether that comes from arguing with other fanbases about how overrated they are, or chastising their own team over a potential slow start.
2. Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans celebrated their 20th anniversary last year, after originally being the Houston Oilers (and the Tennessee Oilers for two in-between seasons). The Titans made the Super Bowl 20 years ago, but have had close to no success in the years that have followed. While they have remained competitive throughout, the team is entering a make-or-break season with regards to quarterback Marcus Mariota. Due to become a free agent next season, Mariota will need to step it up big time in 2019 to earn a big contract and, to a lesser extent, avoid the wrath of Titans fans online.
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
They've had some stiff competition from the Browns and Detroit Lions, but few teams have dealt with as much turmoil and fan pressure as the Jacksonville Jaguars. That all changed, briefly, in 2017 when the team won the AFC South crown and then came one game short of the Super Bowl. The Jags reverted to their old ways last season, however, and one can only guess how many Reddit expletives were caused by Blake Bortles turnovers alone in 2018. Nonetheless, hopes are high again this season, which could bring much delight to the tortured fanbase.
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