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Top NBA Fan Clubs: Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns may play for the city of Phoenix, but they also represent the entire desert area of southwestern USA. Although the Suns have struggled in the recent past, a young core has been established that are set to rejuvenate the city of Phoenix. Revolving around Devin Booker, the Suns have begun to form a core group of players around their star player. The 2018 first overall pick, Deandre Ayton, is progressing nicely, along with Kelly Oubre Jr. and Mikal Bridges. They have not made the playoffs since 2010, but there is no reason not to believe that this is the year that things will change. Deandre Ayton, the 2018 first overall pick, is progressing nicely, along with Kelly Oubre Jr and Mikal Bridges. This young core also has veteran point guard Ricky Rubio who will be integral as a veteran in the locker room. Like in Philadelphia, Phoenix has been “trusting the process” the past couple of seasons in order to create a core foundation of young stars that is able to make a playoff push.

 

The Phoenix Suns do many note-worthy things for the community. One program the Suns include is the brightest ballers program. In this program last season, rookie Mikal Bridges selected one student athlete (grades K-8) to be honored pre-game as the Bridges’ Brightest Baller of the month. To be considered for baller of the month, you must be a student that focuses on leadership, academics, and their community. 

 

The Phoenix Suns are pretty well covered over social media, considering they have 1.1 million Instagram followers , 1 million followers on twitter, and 1.8 million likes on Facebook. Other than the official Phoenix Suns website and social media outlets, there are other Suns fan sites that want you! One site is Valley of the Suns, which is the home of Suns rumors, news, and analysis. Another site is Bright side of the Sun, SB Nation’s site for news and rumors. FanWide, the world’s largest fan club network, have 1 fan club for the Phoenix Suns, but there are many more fans and watch parties.

 

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Top NBA Fan Clubs: Washington Wizards

Due to their location in the nation’s capital, the Washington Wizards gather a lot of fan interest. In DC, there are a lot of Washington Wizards fans. The Wizards draw many fans to watch their games due to the phenomenal history of the Washington Bullets, especially in the 1970’s. Within that decade, the Bullets won 4 conference championships, as well as one NBA championship in the 1978 season. If you want to feel like you are in DC a part of every Washington Wizards game, there are several ways to stay connected. There are many fan clubs that include day to day news and rumors about the Wizards’ most recent transactions and reports, many of which are on Instagram. The most prominent fan page accounts are wizardsnations and wizardswave.

 

Other than these Wizards fan clubs, the official Washington Wizards website has many resources that enable fans to stay engaged. Any thing from news, content, and players’ personal information is all included on the Washington Wizards official team website. The Wizards offer many different groups as well. Some include the  Jr. Wizards summer camp, where kids can improve their basketball skills and Club W, a female empowerment club with events and opportunities including giveaways and tickets. The Washington Wizards website is a great way to stay connected and engaged!

To stay connected as a Washington Wizards fan in a remote city, you canfollow all official Wizards social media accounts and start a Washington Wizards watch party through FanWide, the world’s top fan club network. The Wizards have 1.1 million followers on Instagram, 986 k Twitter followers, and over 1.5 million Facebook likes. Even though star-player John Wall is unlikely able to play in the 2019 season, All DC needs is hope! Bradley Beal and the Wizards need their fans to lift them up and help towards a playoff push this season.

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Top NBA Fan Clubs: Memphis Grizzlies

Located in Memphis, the Grizzlies play for Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The Grizzlies have been a team that has had a short period of mediocrity, but the tide should change soon enough. Ja Morant, the Grizzlies 1st round draft pick, will change the culture in Memphis and usher in a new era of GRIT and GRIND. The Grizzlies had veterans that were lacking a sense of urgency, but now everything will likely change. With a 34 year old coach at the helm and a star point guard in Ja Morant, there is no better time to be a Memphis Grizzlies fan. The Memphis Grizzlies may lack history, but their fans do in fact have a bright future ahead and have many things to look forward to. 

 

The Grizzlies have several programs that allow their fans to contribute and feel a part of the community. One program is called Grizzlies Cares. This program is the“overarching umbrella for all employee volunteer services. Each year Grizzlies players, coaches and front office staff give back to the community through a variety of impactful service driven projects.” Another program is called the Memphis Grizzlies scholar program, which is a program that aims to improve the number of young men with access to academically challenging high schools as a pathway to success.

 

The Memphis Grizzlies have 805 K Instagram followers , 1 million followers on twitter, and 1.8 million likes on Facebook. Other than the official Grizzlies website and social media outlets, there are other Grizzlies sites and fan clubs that want you! One site is the Grizzly bear blues, which is an SBNation website which allows Grizzlies Fans to stay up to date with transaction and feel a part of the city of Memphis. Another awesome Grizzlies website is the Beale Street Bears, which is a website of FanSided filled with Grizzlies news and rumors. FanWide, the world’s largest fan club network, has 3 fan clubs for the Memphis Grizzlies.

 

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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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Golf Fan Clubs and Watch Parties around the United States

When people think about sports, the first couple of adjectives that come to mind are rigorous and collaborative. What people usually do not mention is the effect of sports from the mental standpoint. Golf, a sport many look at as a relaxing hobby, is truly among the most mentally rigorous sports out there. It  can be very frustrating because there are no teammates, so the results are solely based off of one person’s skill. The player must battle between the individual and their alter-ego. Unlike most sports which are typically reliant on physical ability, according to Jack Nicklaus, one of the most famous golfers of all time, “golf is 80 percent mental, 10 percent ability, and 10 percent luck.” What separates the professionals is truly their mental game. Everyone has a bad hole, but the best professionals move on and stay positive. In golf, you must have a short-term memory. Perhaps the best mental-game golfer of all-time is Tiger Woods.

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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 NFL Teams: #1 Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers are the top team in FanWide’s NFL rankings. While the Green Bay Packers have dominated the rest of the NFL on the field with their 4 Super Bowl victories and 34 playoff wins, it is their unique connection to their fan base off the field that truly separates them from every other team. Located in the small city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Lambeau Field sticks out from the houses and local restaurants that surround it. Green Bay may not have the glitz and glamour of a New York or Los Angeles but they have Packers football and they love it. Every Sunday, from September to December, Packers fans come together whether it be at a home game or at a local bar (at a FanWide Packers watch party) to support and root for the Packers. This tight-knit and close community is what makes the Packers fan base special and different from every other NFL team.

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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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Top 10 College Basketball Teams: #9 Arizona Wildcats

Coming in at number 9 in FanWide’s Top 10 College Basketball Rankings is the Arizona Wildcats. While the Wildcats have not won a national championship since 1997, they have had a lot recent success. Ever since Arizona hired Sean Miller as the head coach in 2009, the Wildcats have seen an uptick in tournament appearances and regular season wins. Not only has Miller been able to drastically improve Arizona’s winning percentage, he has also had a lot of success recruiting the top high school basketball players. Former top recruits and current NBA stars such as Deandre Ayton, Stanley Johnson, Lauri Markkanen, and Aaron Gordon have helped stabilize and improve an Arizona Basketball program on the rise. With a top-3 overall recruiting class (which includes top point guard Nico Mannion) for 2019, the Arizona Wildcats future looks very bright. Because of Arizona’s recent success and their massive fanbase, the Wildcats place 9th in FanWide’s Top 10 College Basketball Team Rankings.

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Top NFL Teams: #3 New England Patriots

At #3 in FanWide’s Top NFL teams ranking is the New England Patriots. The Patriots have been the epitome of success for the better-part of the 21st century. Recently, the Patriots, otherwise known as the Pats, have had an incredibly high success rate. In this decade the patriots have a regular-season winning percentage of 74%. What New England has done is unlike anything else in sports. The New England Patriots were the laughing stock in the NFL in the 1980s, but quite a lot has changed. The Pats have created a dynasty like no other in which a playoff win seems to be guaranteed every year along with a Super Bowl appearance. The reason for the Patriots’ recent success is because of the brilliance of head coach Bill Belichick, the magnificence of future-hall-of-famer Tom Brady, and caring owner in Robert Kraft. Many may hate the Patriots for their cheating allegations, but no person can take away the dominance and greatness from the Patriots in the 21st century. Tom Brady is still going strong at 41 years old, along with the Patriots’ chances of winning.

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