The Dallas Cowboys certainly haven’t won a Super Bowl since today’s National Football League players were embryos. But as we head into another season of disappointment watching someone else’s team make it to the big game, there’s one thing we can be sure of – Cowboys fans are the hottest of them all. And there is science backing that up.
Seriously, a new study found that 20% of NFL fans say Dallas Cowboys supporters are the sexiest in the entire league. Chicago Bears supporters came in second with less than 7% of respondents calling them the most beautiful. The nation’s Miami Dolphins are third, just a few percentage points behind at 6.7%.
(Cow Trailers: Crazy and angry, but … sexy?)
Jean shorts and all 😂 pic.twitter.com/ZeDQNoBnuc
Why would anyone do this, rating the attractiveness of the fans?
Fintan Costello, Managing Director at BonusFinder.com, who conducted the survey of more than 1,000 NFL fans from the 32 franchises, explained that it’s all about good natural competition.
“The NFL is amazing, on and off the field,” he says. “Sure we know there are some fine-tuned, good-looking athletes playing the sport, but it’s the fans who deserve some of the love.”
This is not the strangest competition next to the NFL. Las Vegas takes Super Bowl bets on everything from the players who shout during the national anthem to the color of Gatorade poured on the head of the winning coach.
BonusFinder also asked participants about their opinions on the sexiest players. Tom Brady easily topped that list.
But back to the sexiest fans. Costello, referring to the Dallas Cowboys fans’ handy win, says, “obviously the fans in that particular part of Texas are highly respected.”
The sexiness in and around the Dallas Cowboys is no accident.
As Sarah Hepola lays out in her exemplary podcast America’s Girls, an eight-part series about the history of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, the franchise’s sex appeal took a serious hit in the late 1970s, and that image—for better or for worse—remains. .
“The Cowboys cheerleaders brought sex and glamor into the gladiator arena of modern sports,” Hepola says in one episode. “They sent a wave of emulation across the NFL. Dallas became synonymous with their look.”
The podcast is good in part because it’s all audio, and that gives the former cheerleaders actual voices. And there is a woman with a very attractive voice.