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View Poll Results: Better sports city, NYC or LA?
NYC 206 77.74%
LA 59 22.26%
Voters: 265. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-07-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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Dont know if a thread has been opened around this, but Ill do it anyways. This is derived from a debate between a couple co-workers

1) Pro Sports: NYC in all aspects, except basketball
2) Colleage Sports : LA. Not even close.
3) Sports Fans : Tough call. Stereortype hard-ass NYC fan vs. laid back LA fan.
4) Other : Stadiums (Yankee stadium, MSG vs. Colesium, Dodger stadium), etc

So what say you?
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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I hate all NY sports teams, but this poll isn't even a contest. NYC is a great sports town, LA is a joke. The second-largest metro and doesn't even have an NFL team...one of their NFL teams left for ST. LOUIS and the other for OAKLAND. That says it all right there.

And the teams they do have attract fairweather fans and hollywood types just looking to be seen. The lower level at Dodgers games is full of the "arrive in the 3rd inning, type away on their Blackberry, and leave in the 7th inning" types, and the upper deck is full of inner-city gang members.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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Where's Staples Center The most busiest Arena in America?Why does it always have to be Football,A Sport city is a Dam Sport city it's like saying NY Doesn't have A Soccer Team so it makes them a Joke Right(Example of Course).Staples center to me Looks Better to me than the MSG.

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Old 02-08-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: THE THRONE aka-New York City
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ny actuall does have a soccer team
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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NYC wins the overall. I can't think of a better all-around quality college sports city than LA.
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:37 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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USC and UCLA have great athletic programs but that doesn't change the fact that NYC should run away with this poll. californialove's response ignores the issue that we are debating an overall sports city. Sure, the Lakers are good but that is IT for pro sports in LA. Not having an NFL team is extremely important to the debate- it shows that fans in LA just don't give a **** (and I understand there are some devout raiders fans in the city but for a city of it's size it just doesn't have fan intensity). The only team in LA with a strong fan following is the Lakers. Dodgers "fans" just like the way the hat looks. The "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" have some fairweathers. I don't want to degrade LA by even mentioning the mighty ducks- like, seriously? Great movie. good team. but WHY?

I HATE New York sports teams and their fans but this is absolutely no contest.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: yeah
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LA's fan apathy is dramatically overstated but I'd still say NYC wins this.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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1) Pro Sports: NYC
2) College Sports : LA
3) Sports Fans : NYC..west coast fans arent as crazy as east coast fans..except Raiders fans..damn.
4)Stadiums:LA imho
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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Where's Staples Center The most busiest Arena in America?Why does it always have to be Football,A Sport city is a Dam Sport city it's like saying NY Doesn't have A Soccer Team so it makes them a Joke Right(Example of Course).Staples center to me Looks Better to me than the MSG.
football and baseball are the two biggest sports. basketball is big, but its still secondary, along with hockey. But still, unless you have teams in all 4 major sports, you're not in the running as a top sports city.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Neither. My vote goes to Philadelphia! LOL!
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