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Top NBA Fan Clubs: New York Knicks

As one of the league’s historic franchises in America’s largest city, it would make sense for the Knicks to have a massive and widespread following. The many Knickerbocker fans have established a vast network of fan groups, a network which includes both online fan communities and physical fan clubs. Some prominent online Knicks fan communities are Daily Knicks, the team Fansided blog, Posting and Toasting, the team SBNation blog, and ultimateknicks.com. Each of these online communities provides Knicks fans with news, analysis, and the opportunity to stay connected with Knicks fans everywhere. Knicks fan clubs spread across the country and even across the world. To find a Knicks fan club near you, there is no better place to look than FanWide, the world’s top fan club network. Please contact FanWide if you are interested in creating your own Knicks fan club, or registering your Knicks fan club with our database. 

In addition to these unofficial fan clubs, the Knicks offer several fan resources on their official team website. In addition to general team news and content, the Knicks facilitate several fan groups and offer numerous resources. Knicks Fan Experiences provide fans with several unique opportunities, both in and out of the stadium. The team’s Junior Knicks program includes numerous offerings for young Knicks fans, including summer camps. The website also includes a list of official Knicks Viewing Parties. The official Knicks team website is an excellent source of fan club resources for all Knicks fans.

To connect with their vast fan network, the Knicks have an active social media presence. They actively post news, highlights, and other content on all three major social networks. The Knicks currently have over 5.8 million Facebook likes, over 2 million Twitter followers, and over 2 million Instagram followers. These accounts use the official team hashtag #NewYorkForever. No matter where you are located, you will always have opportunities to connect with other Knicks fans, both online and in person. 

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Top NBA Fan Clubs: Minnesota Timberwolves

Despite their relatively small market, the Minnesota Timberwolves have amassed a widespread and devoted fanbase. Fans everywhere can keep up with the Wolves on their social media accounts across the three major platforms. Currently, the T-Wolves have over 1.8 million Facebook likes, over 943 thousand Twitter followers, and over 1.5 million Instagram followers. The Timberwolves use the official hashtag #AllEyesNorth on all of their social media accounts. The official Minnesota Timberwolves social media accounts are excellent sources of Nets news and highlights for T-Wolves fans everywhere. 

The Timberwolves’ fan resources extend far beyond just social media. The official Timberwolves team website contains all sorts of fan content and team news and information. It also includes additional resources for fans, such as the official Timberwolves Bar Network and information about the team fan mobile app. The team community outreach group, Fastbreak Foundation, works to support local organizations and address pressing issues such as education and hunger.  Between their social media presence and their team website, the Timberwolves work hard to keep their fans close to the team. I think more official resources but not sure. Maybe ask Symon

In addition to official team resources, there are numerous fan clubs and online communities dedicated to Timberwolves fans. Some prominent online Nets communities include Canis Hoopus, the team SBNation blog and Dunking with Wolves, the team Fansided blog. For T-Wolves watch parties, there is no better source than FanWide, the world’s top fan club network. FanWide has its own database of Minnesota Timberwolves fan clubs, the best place to find a watch party near you. Please contact FanWide if you are interested in creating your own Timberwolves fan club, or registering your T-Wolves fan club with our database. No matter where you are located, you will always have opportunities to connect with other Minnesota Timberwolves fans. 

 

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Top NBA Fan Clubs: Denver Nuggets

Given the rich history of basketball, from the ABA to the NBA, and the role of superstars, such as Dikembe Mutombo and Carmelo Anthony, in the Mile High City, it should come as no surprise that the Nuggets have a large and widespread fanbase. To stay connected, displaced Nuggets fans have formed numerous fan clubs and other fan communities, both online and offline. Online Nuggets fan communities include Denver Stiffs, the team SBNation blog, and Nugg Love, the team Fansided blog. The best way to find actual watch parties is through FanWide, the world’s top fan club network. FanWide’s Nuggets fan club database is an excellent place to find Nuggets watch parties near you. Please contact FanWide if you are interested in creating your own Nuggets fan club, or registering your Nuggets fan club with our database.

In addition to these unofficial fan organization, the team’s official website is full of news, highlights, team and event information, and other resources for Nuggets fans. The website includes an official Fan Zone, which includes giveaways, infographics, photos, and other fan content. The team provides numerous opportunities for young Nuggets fans to connect with their team, such as camps and the team Kids Club, which giveaways, discounts, and exclusive opportunities. The team’s Gold 365 Club is the premier Nuggets fan experience, providing access to deals, tickets, and events. No matter who you are or how you support the Nuggets, the official team website has something for you. 

The team also maintains an active social media presence. Official Nuggets accounts across the three major platforms provide news, highlights, and other content for fans everywhere. Currently, the Nuggets have over 2 million Facebook likes, over 900,000 Twitter followers, and over 1 million Instagram followers. All official team accounts use the hashtag #MileHighBasketball. Even if you don’t live in the Mile Hile City, you will always have opportunities to stay close to your Denver Nuggets. 

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Top NBA Fan Clubs: Philadephia 76ers

All across the NBA, 76ers fans are known for their passion and devotion to their team. This ravenous energy extends far beyond the City of Brotherly Love. 76ers fans and fan clubs are spread all across the nation and they always bring energy and intensity in support of their team. To connect with their fan network, the 76ers offer numerous opportunities and resources for fans young and old alike, all of which can be found on the team’s official website. Club 76 offers several benefits for fans, including premier season ticket access, free giveaways, and access to exclusive events. The Kids Club helps younger fans connect with their team by providing numerous perks, including exclusive 76ers gear. The team also hosts several camps, which give kids the opportunity to improve their skills and interact with players. Few NBA organizations can match the level of fan engagement put forth by the 76ers organization.

Philly fans are known nationwide for their intense passion. Photo courtesy of Matthew Johnson, commons.wikimedia.org.

In addition to organized fan clubs, there are several unofficial 76ers fan communities. These can take the form of in-person watch parties or online fan communities. Two prominent online Sixers fan communities are The Sixer Sense, the team Fansided blog, and Liberty Ballers, the Sixers’ SBNation blog. Each of these online communities can provide 76ers fans with news, analysis, and the opportunity to interact with other Sixers fans, regardless of physical location. Of course, there are also several physical fan clubs and 76ers watch parties. To find a 76ers watch party near you, there is no better place to look than FanWide, the world’s top fan club network. Please contact FanWide if you are interested in creating your own 76ers fan club, or registering your Sixers fan club with our database. 

To connect with their vast network of fans, the 76ers maintain an active social media presence. Team accounts across the three major platforms are excellent sources of news, highlights, and other Sixers content for fans worldwide. Currently, the team has over 1.7 million Facebook likes, 1.7 million Twitter followers, and 2 million Instagram followers. These accounts use the official team hashtag #HereTheyCome. No matter where you are located, you always have opportunities to connect with other 76ers fans, be it online or in person. 

 

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Top NBA Fan Clubs: Milwaukee Bucks

Despite their small market size, the Milwaukee Bucks have a strong national, and international, fan network, with fan clubs spread across the nation. To maintain a close connection with their vast network of fans, the Bucks have a strong social media presence. The team has official accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, currently with over 1.8 million Facebook likes, 1 million Twitter followers, and 2 million Instagram followers. Each of these accounts serves as an excellent source of news, highlights, and other Bucks content for fans worldwide. The official team hashtag, and a common mantra among Bucks supporters, is #fearthedeer. 

Community outreach is central to the mission of the Bucks. Photo courtesy of milwaukeeva.

The Bucks’ team website contains a Fan Zone with numerous fan resources. It includes competitions, giveaways, and photo galleries. It also contains an official team watch party directory, the Bucks Bar Network. Bango’s Kids Club contains numerous benefits for younger Bucks fans. The general team website provides fans with other resources and information. 

In addition to official fan clubs, there are numerous unofficial Bucks fan clubs and communities, both nationwide and online. Two prominent online Bucks communities are Brew Hoop, the team link blog, and Behind the Buck Pass, the team Fansided blog. Each of these websites is full of news, analysis, and other Bucks content. FanWide, the world’s top fan club network, has its own list of Bucks watch parties. Please contact FanWide if you are interested in creating your own Bucks fan club, or registering your Bucks fan club with our database. No matter where you live and work, both the team and groups like FanWide keep Bucks fans connected to their team. 

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Top NBA Fan Clubs: Brooklyn Nets

With their location in New York, America’s most populous city, the Nets have built up a sizeable network of fans both in and out of the Big Apple. To keep in touch with this fan network, the Nets maintain an active social media presence. Currently, the Nets have over 2.7 million Facebook likes, over 1 million Twitter followers, and over 1.4 million Instagram followers. The Nets use the official hashtag #WeGoHard on all of their social media accounts. The official Brooklyn Nets social media accounts all represent excellent sources of Nets news and highlights for Nets fans everywhere. 

Nets fans share great optimism about the direction of the franchise. Photo courtesy of yelp.com.

Nets official fan outreach extends far beyond their social media presence. The Nets team website is full of content of all types for Nets fans. The team website contains all the team information a fan could possibly need. It also includes additional resources for fans, such as information about camps for young Nets fans, different fan experiences, and the team fan mobile app. The team is involved in community service as well, with Brooklyn Nets Assist the team’s main outreach program. The Nets’ numerous official team resources can meet the needs of almost all Nets fans.

Of course, given their sizeable fanbase, several unofficial Nets fan clubs and organizations have been formed. Some prominent online Nets communities include NetsDaily, the team SBNation blog, Nothin’ But Nets, the team Fansided blog, and netsrepublic.com. For physical watch parties, there is no better source than FanWide, the world’s top fan club network. FanWide has its own directory of Brooklyn Nets fan clubs, the best place to find a watch party near you. Please contact FanWide if you are interested in creating your own Nets fan club, or registering your Nets fan club with our database. No matter where you are located, you will always have opportunities to stay close to your Brooklyn Nets. 

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Top 10 College Basketball Teams: #4 Michigan State Spartans

The Michigan State Spartans are FanWide’s #4 College Basketball Team! From the legendary Magic Johnson to their current star guard Cassius Winston, Michigan State basketball has always been led by its elite players. The devout Michigan State fan base, however, has been what has truly helped the Spartans thrive. Top 10 finishes in 6 of 8 categories helped the Spartans snag a prestigious spot in the top 5 among FanWide’s Top 10 College Basketball teams.

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Top 10 College Basketball Teams: #8 Michigan Wolverines

Coming in at #8 on FanWide’s Top 10 College Basketball Teams: the Michigan Wolverines. From the legendary “Fab Five” in the early ‘90s to the modern Michigan team, Wolverines basketball has always been about team cohesion and success. The strength of the team, however, cannot exist without the strength of the fans, who are unwavering in their support of the Wolverines. To repay their support, Michigan has grown into a yearly juggernaut, made evident by numerous Big Ten and NCAA Tournament wins. Strong finishes across all categories earned the Wolverines the #8 spot among FanWide’s Top 10 College Basketball Teams.

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Was Kyler Murray Right In Choosing Football?

Last September, FanWide asked if there would ever be another multi-sport star? The gold standards in this regard have long been the inimitable Bo Jackson and the flashy Deion Sanders. Russell Wilson and Tim Tebow have tried to join the club, with mixed results. Usain Bolt looked decent on the pitch when he gave soccer a shot, but a contract dispute prevented him from fully pursuing what might have become an interesting career. And then, of course, there was Michael Jordan, whose brief foray into baseball didn’t exactly pan out.

The reason we’re revisiting this idea now is Kyler Murray, who was mentioned in the previous article mentioned above and was just drafted first overall in the NFL Draft. The Oklahoma quarterback made his mark on sports history when he was selected, becoming the first athlete to be drafted in the first round of both the NFL and MLB drafts. He was picked ninth overall in the MLB Draft just 10 months ago, by the Oakland Athletics. Following that selection, Murray received permission from Oakland management to play out his senior year in college football and certainly made the most out of the opportunity. In his final season, he totaled 5,362 yards and 54 touchdowns and was awarded the Heisman Trophy.

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Top 10 College Basketball Teams: #10 Wisconsin Badgers

FanWide’s #10 College Basketball team is the Wisconsin Badgers! Few programs can combine historical greatness and present success the same way Wisconsin can. Though the team has not won a National Championship since 1941, the Badgers are a consistent threat in the always-competitive Big Ten conference, year in and year out. Even more impressive, however, is the unwavering commitment of Badgers fans, who are always there to support their team. Top 10 finishes in the categories of fan clubs, recent tournament wins, attendance, and aggregate social media followers earned the Wisconsin Badgers the #10 spot among FanWide’s Top 10 College Basketball Teams.

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Teams were evaluated in 8 different categories (visit this blog post to see the methodology):