Posted December 09, 2013

Peyton Manning most talked about public figure on Facebook in 2013

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(John W. McDonough/SI)

Hate him or love him, NFL fans talked about Peyton Manning a lot during 2013. (John W. McDonough/SI)

With 2013 drawing to a close, Facebook has released its annual U.S. Year in Review on the people, moments and places that mattered most on the social network in 2013.

This year, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was the most talked about public figure on Facebook, while Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans was named the most talked about moment in 2013.

Of the 10 places in the United States with the most check-ins in 2013, four were major league baseball venues, led by Dodger Stadium at fourth on the list. (Disneyland in Anaheim topped the check-in list.)

The following are Facebook’s U.S. 2013 Year in Review lists related to sports:

Most Talked About in 2013 (U.S.)

Facebook looked at the most mentioned people and events of 2013, which points to some of the most popular topics around the U.S.

1. Super Bowl

2. Government Shutdown

3. Boston Marathon

4. Syria Crisis

5. Harlem Shake

6. Pope Francis

7. George Zimmerman

8. Royal Baby

9. Nelson Mandela

10. Presidential Inauguration

11. NBA Finals

12. Kim Kardashian

13. Miley Cyrus

14. James Gandolfini

15. Meteor Sighting

Most-Checked-In Places in 2013 (U.S.)

1. Disneyland & Disney California Adventure (Anaheim, CA)

2. Times Square (New York, NY)

3. Epcot – Walt Disney World (Lake Buena Vista, FL)

4. Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, CA)

5. AT&T Park (San Francisco, CA)

6. Rangers Ballpark (Arlington, TX)

7. Universal Studios Hollywood (Universal City, CA)

8. Fenway Park (Boston, MA)

9. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, NV)

10. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (Houston, TX)


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