BUFFALO (WKBW) — Take a bow Buffalo Bills fans, Sports Illustrated Kids just named you among the top five fan bases in the world.
The publication put together a list of the top sports fan bases across the globe in the magazines August issue. The Buffalo Bills came in ranked fifth in the world, and first in the United States.
SIKids pointed to the dedication of Bills fans as part of the ranking saying "Losing four Super Bowls in a row would have crushed a lesser fan base. The #BillsMafia loves its team so much, they donated $415,000 to Andy Dalton's foundation in 2017 when the Bengals' QB's Hail-Mary touchdown against the Ravens sent the Bills to the playoffs for the first time in 17 years."
The top 10 fan bases according to SIKIDS looked like this:
1.) Borussia Dortmund - Soccer
2.) Hanshin Tigers - Baseball
3.) Winnipeg Jets - Hockey
4.) Newcastle United FC - Soccer
5.) Buffalo Bills - NFL
6.) FC Barcelona - Soccer
7.) Nebraska Football - College Football
8.) Duke Basketball - College Basketball
9.) Iceland - Soccer
10.) Sacramento Kings - NBA Basketball
In a time when national publications have different opinions about what the 2019 season will hold for the Bills on the field, SIKIDS has highlighted something for Bills fans to celebrate off of it.