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Old 01-19-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Are you seriously challenged? What exactly don't you don't you understand? Most cities with losing, professional sports teams don't support them. Therefore, there are only a handful of truly great sports cities and Denver is not one of them.



LOL! Your source ranked Lawrence, KS over Cleveland. Enough said.

Give it up already.
Yet you think Minneapolis/St.Paul should be included?
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I pretty much just came to say that i think Denver is very underrated for its sports culture. Denverites don't also support their teams, but a great majority support other theams, therefore meaning that the city is very oriented around sports.

I also saw some lists saying Milwaukee, Kansas City, Indianapolis..etc Yet i find that there seems to be more of a sports culture in Denver. Well, thats my opinion.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Oakland
Los Angeles
Dallas
Chicago
Detroit
Boston
New York City
Philadelphia
Washington D.C.
Miami
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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IMO, you should have all 4 major sports teams to truly be a 'great' sports city. That's not a knock against St. Louis, Seattle Or Baltimore.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Some of these list look like people are just picking the largest cities in the usa...
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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One would have to be more definitive in regards to sports. Is it only professional sports (NBA,NFL,NHL,MLB and their minor league counterparts) or does it encompass ALL sports (Soccer, Racing, Tennis, College, gymnastics, etc.)? There is a bit of a difference. NYC has all professional sports but I would never categorize it as a great sports city. New Orleans has two professional teams but host a lot of other sporting events and rather successfully as well as one of the greatest college fb weekends there is in the Bayou Classic. While one doesn't automatically think of N.O. when it comes to sports, once you look at actual body of work and it's no slouch and I would definitely place it above MSP, NYC when it comes to overall body of work.

In terms of just professional, Chicago would probably in my mind be the best sports city followed by Cleveland, STL/KC/SF/Philly/Beantown is a tossup.

As far as overall body of work that takes into account all sports professional and amateur, Indianapolis would be hard to beat in that regard as it hosts almost all amateur sports and adding traditional east coast flavor Lacrosse to its resume this year I believe as well as two professional and two minor leagues.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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New York
Boston
Los Angeles
Denver
Detroit
Dallas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: The City
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New York
Boston
Los Angeles
Denver
Detroit
Dallas
Chicago
Indianapolis
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Indy, Cinci, LA, and Dallas over Philly?
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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Indy, Cinci, LA, and Dallas over Philly?
Philly belongs in there too, yes.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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For those of you who doubt Denver, I remember reading that it is one of the few US cities to be named GREATEST sports city twice in the sporting news magazine. Maybe not always number 1, but always top ten for sure!
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