During the Steelers-Broncos game a few weeks ago, Jim Nantz talked about "Bronco-nation". I wasn't aware that the Broncos had achieved "nation" status. In the UK thread, TomVols made a mention of "Kentucky-nation" in discussing the Mildcats. So, what makes a sports team achieve "nation" status? I believe it's when the team in question has many, many fans across the country that live and die with their team. A team that is more local to a region or city doesn't make it to "nation" status. I don't think the Donkeys or the Mildcats have reached "nation" status because I don't think enough people care about those teams outside of their particular region of the country. So, which teams have achieved "nation" status? Here's the list of teams that immediately come to my mind. Boston Red Sox Chicago Cubs Oakland Raiders Dallas Cowboys Agree? Disagree? Different definition of "nation" status? Who would you add/subtract to/from my list?