El Paso Football + Fans Among the Worst in the Nation
If the dismal attendance of UTEP football games isn't enough of an indicator of the sorry state of Miner fandom in El Paso, then the results of this study should drive the point home.
According to data compiled by WalletHub, El Paso is among the Worst Cities for Football Fans, and El Pasoans are among the worst fans in the country when it comes to supporting the local college football team.
The personal finance website looked at the 244 largest cities and towns in America with at least one Division I college or professional football team and ranked them based on 21 metrics ranging from game attendance to fan engagement to number of wins over the last 3 seasons.
When all the numbers were crunched and analyzed, El Paso's scores were as pitiful as the Miners' recent 1-11 win/loss record.
When ranked by population, we placed 44th out of the 46 largest cities over 300,000 -- that's down from #37 last year. Overall, El Paso slid from number 181 nationwide in the 2018 rankings to no. 222 this year.
Adding insult to injury, the UTEP program was given the dubious distinction of being among the "Worst Performing College Football (FBS & FCS) Teams."