The AFC North division is semi-popular. Well, let's be more accurate: the Pittsburgh Steelers are very popular while the rest of the division is not.
According to the first quarter 2012 ESPN Sports Poll of fans' favorite teams, the Steelers tied the Super Bowl champion New York Giants for third place. The Cleveland Browns (22nd), Baltimore Ravens (23rd) and Cincinnati Bengals (30th) all ranked in the bottom dozen.
In fact, the percentage of callers that named the Steelers as their favorite team (7.1 percent) is more than the combined percentages for the Browns (1.4 percent), Ravens (1.3 percent) and Bengals (.8 percent). That's worth waving your Terrible Towel about.
Note: ESPN Sports Polls contacts Americans year-round via land line and cell phones in English and Spanish, reaching 390,000 Americans since 1994.