Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Lutherans and football

What are the most popular NFL teams for Lutherans? Going by the odds, it can be easy to tell. First off, where are the Lutherans? Well, they are spread throughout the country. But where are the "hotbeds"?

Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Missouri are the hot spots if you want to find Lutherans in large numbers.

Hey, after all, when you go to Wisconsin (some call it the "homeland" for Lutherans) there are Lutheran churches everywhere. When you go to Indiana, you have to look behind all the Methodist, Baptist and Nazarene churches.

Back to the story, the National Football League. What teams do most Lutherans follow?

Here are the logical answers:
1. Green Bay Packers
2. Minnesota Vikings
3. Chicago Bears
4. St. Louis Rams
5. Kansas City Chiefs
6. Detroit Lions
7. Philadelphia Eagles
8. Pittsburgh Steelers
9. Indianapolis Colts
10. Dallas Cowboys

In case you were wondering, here are the states with the most Lutherans:
1. Wisconsin (most ELCA, LCMS, WELS churches)
2. Minnesota
3. Iowa
4. Nebraska
5. North Dakota
6. South Dakota
7. Pennsylvania
8. Michigan
9. Montana
10. Washington