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Old 08-02-2010, 12:07 PM
 
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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Best Sports Towns:

Baseball

1. Boston
2. St. Louis
3. New York (Yankees)
4. Chicago (Cubs)
5. San Francisco (Giants)
6. Atlanta
7. Houston
8. Denver
9. Philadelphia
10. Baltimore or Anaheim

Football

1. Pittsburgh
2. Green Bay
3. Boston (New England)
4. Dallas
5. New York
6. Denver
7. Chicago
8. Nashville
9. Charlotte
10. Indianapolis or Philadelphia

Basketball

1. Los Angeles
2. Boston
3. Dallas
4. Phoenix
5. San Antonio
6. Salt Lake City
7. Detroit
8. Chicago
9. Miami
10. Cleveland or Orlando

Hockey (U.S.)

1. Detroit
2. Philadelphia
3. Pittsburgh
4. Buffalo
5. Minnesota
6. Dallas
7. Denver
8. Boston
9. New York
10. Chicago or Raleigh
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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Anything less than a sell-out to me is pretty embarrasing, especially for the NFL
Well, in a way, following sports to insane levels shows a true lack of intelligence, or in the least is very superficial given that you're cheering for nothing. People who grew up all around the country, who in no way represent your city, and in the end, what do you win: a ring, a trophy, a cup. Big whoop.

That said, the Falcons generally do sell out their games, if only a day or two before the game. Every now and then, a game may not be sold out.
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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Best Sports Towns:

Baseball

1. Boston
2. St. Louis
3. New York (Yankees)
4. Chicago (Cubs)
5. San Francisco (Giants)
6. Atlanta
7. Houston
8. Denver
9. Philadelphia
10. Baltimore or Anaheim

Football

1. Pittsburgh
2. Green Bay
3. Boston (New England)
4. Dallas
5. New York
6. Denver
7. Chicago
8. Nashville
9. Charlotte
10. Indianapolis or Philadelphia

Basketball

1. Los Angeles
2. Boston
3. Dallas
4. Phoenix
5. San Antonio
6. Salt Lake City
7. Detroit
8. Chicago
9. Miami
10. Cleveland or Orlando

Hockey (U.S.)

1. Detroit
2. Philadelphia
3. Pittsburgh
4. Buffalo
5. Minnesota
6. Dallas
7. Denver
8. Boston
9. New York
10. Chicago or Raleigh

I will comment on my own city - the only cities on baseball to me that can even be argued above Philly would be NY (Yanks) St Louis, Boston, CHI (Cubs)

Football again - Only arguments above Philly to me would be GB, Chi Bears, and Pittsburgh

On Basketball, wont argue as the Sixers have been abysmal and there is a general frustration in Philly with the Sixers

On Hockey, 2 seems high, but would say a top 5

But Honestly on Baseball - Atlanta, SF, Houston, Denver ahead of Philly - Are you kidding me?

On Football - Denver, Nashville, Charlotte ahead? Again are you kidding me?
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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San Antonio is a relatively small metro area, including population. Over half of the metro is San Antonio. This explains why it only has one major league sports franchise.
2 million for a metro is not small by any measure. Not one bit.

San Antonio Metro is in the company of:

Denver
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Sacramento
Cleveland
Orlando
Kansas
Las Vegas
San Jose
Indianapolis
Baltimore
St Louis


etc.

Not small in the least
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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I will comment on my own city - the only cities on baseball to me that can even be argued above Philly would be NY (Yanks) St Louis, Boston, CHI (Cubs)

Football again - Only arguments above Philly to me would be GB, Chi Bears, and Pittsburgh

On Basketball, wont argue as the Sixers have been abysmal and there is a general frustration in Philly with the Sixers

On Hockey, 2 seems high, but would say a top 5

But Honestly on Baseball - Atlanta, SF, Houston, Denver ahead of Philly - Are you kidding me?

On Football - Denver, Nashville, Charlotte ahead? Again are you kidding me?
No, I am not kidding you.

Why do you think that the Phillies should be above the Braves, Giants, Astros, and Rockies, when each of these represent a much larger REGION, and have an entrenched fan base that far exceeds the Phillies, whether you want to agree with it or not?

Football is huge in Denver, Nashville, and Charlotte. I'm not kidding you. They have influence over a much larger area, and a strong influence at that. The Eagles have influence over a much smaller geographic area, and they're not any more "rabid" than those listed above.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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But Honestly on Baseball - Atlanta, SF, Houston, Denver ahead of Philly - Are you kidding me?
The guy posted his opinion. It is not his fault he is right
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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2 million for a metro is not small by any measure. Not one bit.

San Antonio Metro is in the company of:

Denver
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
Sacramento
Cleveland
Orlando
Kansas
Las Vegas
San Jose
Indianapolis
Baltimore
St Louis


etc.

Not small in the least
San Antonio isn't a small place, and such was not what I meant to imply. It's simply smaller than the larger metros. I was trying to point out that San Antonio has a large city population, which makes it among one of the largest city proper populations in America, but that in no way is a true size of the urbanized area and its subsequent population, which is much smaller than the likes of cities like Atlanta, Boston, and Miami, which have small cities, relative to their metros, but are much larger overall. The city proper of San Antonio takes up perhaps half of the land in metro San Antonio, and over half of the population, a rarity, which lends itself to seeming bigger than it actually is. The cities you listed with it are where it belongs.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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No, I am not kidding you.

Why do you think that the Phillies should be above the Braves, Giants, Astros, and Rockies, when each of these represent a much larger REGION, and have an entrenched fan base that far exceeds the Phillies, whether you want to agree with it or not?

Football is huge in Denver, Nashville, and Charlotte. I'm not kidding you. They have influence over a much larger area, and a strong influence at that. The Eagles have influence over a much smaller geographic area, and they're not any more "rabid" than those listed above.

Well I will disagree on both accounts

Also, the phillies have the 3rd most eyes on them only trailing the Yankees and Mets and 40% more than the Red Sox nation from a TV standpoint - they are national figures

NFL Nashville? Charlotte? Are you kidding me, really - that in and of itself basically detroys any credibility
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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San Antonio isn't a small place, and such was not what I meant to imply. It's simply smaller than the larger metros. I was trying to point out that San Antonio has a large city population, which makes it among one of the largest city proper populations in America, but that in no way is a true size of the urbanized area and its subsequent population, which is much smaller than the likes of cities like Atlanta, Boston, and Miami, which have small cities, relative to their metros, but are much larger overall. The city proper of San Antonio takes up perhaps half of the land in metro San Antonio, and over half of the population, a rarity, which lends itself to seeming bigger than it actually is. The cities you listed with it are where it belongs.
metros with similar populations are doing fine sportswise tho

in fact every one on that list is doing better than SA
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