Let's have some fun and let's talk sports here in the Garden State. We have an interesting sports scene here in New Jersey and I'll give you my opinion on who is the best teams in sports for New Jersey sports fans.

 

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Teams That Have Big Fan Bases In New Jersey:

  • New Jersey Devils (NHL)
  • New York Giants (NFL)
  • New York Jets (NFL)
  • New York Redbulls (MLS)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
  • Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
  • Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers (NBA)
  • Philadelphia Union (MLS)
  • New York Knicks (NBA)
  • New York Rangers (NHL)
  • New York Yankees (MLB)
  • New York Mets (MLB)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
  • New York Liberty (WNBA)
  • New York City Football Club (MLS)

 

Well first let's say that New Jersey has an interesting sports fan base because we have numerous teams that are not actually in the state but have big fan bases here in Jersey. Our only "New Jersey" team is the NHL Devils. The Giants, Jets, and Redbulls play in New Jersey but still go by the "New York" name.

 

Philadelphia Eagles
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Possibly the best team currently for Jersey fans is the Philadelphia Eagles. The New York Rangers are the top local team in the NHL and the 76ers are the top local team in the NBA. The Philadelphia Phillies would be tops in MLB based on last season. The New York Liberty did make it to the WNBA finals last season, so they have to be up at the top of the list based on performance. Even though the Eagles have struggled the last few weeks, I would have to say the Eagles are the best "local" professional team for Jersey fans among the Big 6 sports leagues.

 

Sydney Philliips practices with the New York Liberty
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My Top 5 Best Teams For Jersey Fans:

  1. Philadelphia Eagles
  2. New York Liberty
  3. Philadelphia Phillies
  4. New York Rangers
  5. Philadelphia 76ers

What do you think? Now things could change because the NBA & NHL are playing their season. The Devils ended up besting the Rangers in the Playoffs, will Knicks beat the Sixers this season? We will have to see, Do you agree with my breakdown? Share your thoughts below.

 

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