Miami Heat forward LeBron James is one of the country’s most popular athletes, but he’s not New England’s.
Miami Heat forward LeBron James is one of the country’s most popular athletes, but he’s not New England’s favorite.
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Could you guess the most popular athlete in New England?

Sports trends blog Best Tickets compiled data on each state’s most Googled athlete, and compiled a map for easy reference.

The full post also explores some other sports superlatives, including the most popular sports, teams, positions and more.

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For the most part, Tom Brady seems to be the region’s favorite, with Vermont favoring Tiger Woods and Connecticut joining much of the nation in its LeBron love:

The raw data is also available as an Excel Workbook for the review of other freelance sports nerds.