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Is Facebook helping the growth of NFL fan bases?

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07:45 PM ET 01.30 | Facebook and football. These are two things aren't typically paired with one another, but the influence they share is absolutely undeniable. When you think about it, they actually have the same roots and path to success: both started out as small time businesses that exploded into billion dollar empires -- Zuckerberg just managed to do it a lot faster. However when it comes to growing a market, both the NFL and Facebook are masters at using their powers together for the better good of everyone. According to a research study that gauged the NFL's influence on Facebook, 35 million people have liked one of the 32 official NFL team pages which means 1 in 10 Americans have pledged their loyalty to an NFL franchise by clicking a little "Like" button. But the real question is how many fans are becoming new fans of a given team due to Facebook?

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January 30, 2013  11:27 PM ET

But the real question is how many fans are becoming new fans of a given team due to Facebook?


None.

Stupid post.

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January 31, 2013  01:30 PM ET

I'm off that garbage program, me and my buddies are Emailing!

 
January 31, 2013  02:07 PM ET

Of the 35 million facebook members friending one of the 32 teams, how many are dummy users set up by facebook so they can increase advertising revenues ?

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