When the Texans score a touchdown, the team's Twitterati fans turn to tweeting the joyous news.
But apparently, not nearly as much as Cowboys, Eagles, Lions, and Saints diehards.
Rice University's SportsSense, the program that measures NFL excitement levels based on the tweet frequency and subject matter, has released mid-season enthusiasm stats — and during Texans games, our hometown team's popularity ranks a dismal 19th out of 32 on the list.
Our metropolitan neighbors to the north are the home to the most tweeted NFL team during game action. Cowboys fans averaged 12 tweets per second during a game, totaling 1.1 million for the first half of the season.
The Philadelphia Eagles followed the Cowboys' lead, at 11 tweets per second. The Detroit Lions, tied with the New Orleans Saints, rounded out the top three spots with an average of nine tweets per second.
We wonder where the Texas Longhorns would stack up against other colleges. Opposable thumbs, activate.
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