After living in New York for a while, one of the things you learn pretty quickly is that people in the Empire State love their sports. It really doesn't matter the sport either. Everyone has their favorite, and you better be prepared to stand by your team because we're going to stand by ours.

Whether you are full of Brooklyn Grit or breathe Pinstripes, you might have the Knicks Tape on repeat or just randomly yell out hey-ayyyyyyy-ayyyyyyyy-ayy!, there is just something about cheering for your favorite New York sports team.

With so many teams that call the Empire State home, have you ever wondered which team was considered New York's favorite?

Well, the folks over at Casino Reviews wondered the exact same thing. They decided the best way to figure that out was to look at all sorts of data they were able to gather from Google about the 153 professional sports teams that make up the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS leagues to determine who was the favorite in the whole country, and who the top team in New York.

It Seems America's Team Is Back On Top

According to the data gathered by Casino Reviews, the Dallas Cowboys came out as the most popular sports team in America. The data indicates the Cowboys receive more than 9 million Google searches each month from all over the nation.

Rounding out the top 5 most popular teams nationwide are the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, and Miami Heat.

What Team Is Most Popular In New York State?

Considering that the New York Yankees ranked as the 3rd most popular team nationwide, you would probably think that would put them in the top spot in their home state. However, if you did think that, you would be incorrect. While the Yankees are super popular across the country, they are not the most popular according to the data Casino Reviews gathered from Google.

Let's break down the top 5 New York teams:

5 - New York Giants

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4 - New York Knicks

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3 - New York Mets

Boston Red Sox v New York Mets
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2 - New York Yankees

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1 - Buffalo Bills

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While the Yankees have more than 5 million searches every month, those searches are the nationwide total from New York and other places. It is, in fact, the Buffalo Bills who receive the most searches from New Yorkers, amazingly more than 4 million per month.

That makes New York's only NFL team the most popular sports team in the Empire State.

We know this fact is likely pretty painful for New Jersey Giants & Jets fans to hear, but who actually cares what they think anyway?

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