Additional photos and more below.
Additional photos and more below.
Photo by Brandon Marshall

65 Things Fans Love More Than the Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos lovers like to think of themselves as the best and biggest fans anywhere — but the folks at Fansided don't agree.

A Time Inc. website, Fansided has published the Fandom 250, an unusual project that essentially rates apples against oranges. Rather than using specific categories (fans' favorite sports teams, for example), the list judges the fandom of celebrities, TV shows and movies, entertainment companies and more.

When compared to pretty much everything in the pop-culture universe, fandom for the Broncos finished 66th, which seems respectable at first blush. But there are at least twenty sports teams from either college or the pros ranked higher — and that's not to mention a slew of singers, the president-elect and the show that gave us Daenerys Targaryen.

Continue to count down the 65 things fans love more than the Broncos, complete with photos, followed by the Fansided description of why our hometown team finished 66th. Click to check out the original post and all 250 top finishers.

65. BOSTON CELTICS

64. THE CLINTONS

63. KENTUCKY WILDCATS

Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga.
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62. LADY GAGA

61. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

60. SUPERMAN & SUPERGIRL

59. JAMES BOND

58. LIVERPOOL

John Oliver.
John Oliver.
HBO

57. JOHN OLIVER

56. BUZZFEED

55. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS

54. U.S. WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

Raiders fans in a lather — as usual.
Raiders fans in a lather — as usual.
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53. OAKLAND RAIDERS

52. THE BEATLES

51. NEW YORK KNICKS

50. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

49. AMAZON

48. MICHIGAN WOLVERINES

47. NIKE

46. DUKE BLUE DEVILS

45. CRISTIANO RONALDO

Prince at the Ogden Theatre.
Prince at the Ogden Theatre.
File photo

44. PRINCE

43. DAVID BOWIE

42. HAMILTON

41. RIHANNA

40. DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON

39. DOCTOR WHO

38. REAL MADRID

37. JUSTIN BIEBER

36. ADELE

65 Things Fans Love More Than the Denver Broncos
File photo via Pixar

35. PIXAR

34. THE KARDASHIANS

33. DRAKE

32. KANYE WEST

31. SERENA WILLIAMS

Continue to see thirty more things fans love more than the Denver Broncos, plus the explanation for why the Broncos' finished 66th on the Fandom 250.

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.
File screen capture

30. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

29. BOSTON RED SOX

28. LOS ANGELES LAKERS

27. MARVEL

26. APPLE

25. NEW YORK YANKEES

24. MANCHESTER UNITED

23. PITTSBURGH STEELERS

22. ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

21. GREEN BAY PACKERS

President-elect Donald Trump in Denver.
President-elect Donald Trump in Denver.
Photo by Brandon Marshall

20. DONALD TRUMP

19. THE OBAMAS

18. POKEMON

17. NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH

16. DISNEY

15. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

14. STAR TREK

13. BATMAN

Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift.
File photo

12. TAYLOR SWIFT

11. BARCELONA

10. HARRY POTTER/JK ROWLING

9. LEBRON JAMES

8. OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

7. THE WALKING DEAD

6. NETFLIX

5. DALLAS COWBOYS

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on "Game of Thrones."
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on "Game of Thrones."
HBO

4. GAME OF THRONES

3. BEYONCÉ

2. STAR WARS

1. CHICAGO CUBS

65 Things Fans Love More Than the Denver Broncos
Photo by Brandon Marshall

66. DENVER BRONCOS

Since 1960, the Denver Broncos have been getting support from some of the noisiest and most passionate fans America has to offer. Denver has been wildly successful of late, enduring only three losing seasons over the past thirty years, but it was not always that easy to be a Broncos fan. From 1960 to 1976, Denver didn’t make the playoffs once. Mile High Stadium was consistently sold out all the same.

The Broncos have since become a much more competitive team, and the fans continue to stream through the turnstiles. Denver has been home to people like Barrel Man, who embodies everything it is to root for the Broncos on an autumn Sunday.

While the weather can be foul, Broncos fans have been treated to some of the best players in NFL history, including John Elway, Shannon Sharpe, Floyd Little, Terrell Davis and Champ Bailey. In recent times, Denver was able to win a Super Bowl with all-timer Peyton Manning at the controls. Of course, it would have been difficult to make that run without an incredible home-field advantage throughout the AFC post-season.

Few stadiums are louder than Sports Authority Field, giving the Broncos a leg up. Once again, it appears the Broncos are headed to the playoffs, and as usual, they have plenty of raucous support behind them.

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