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Old 08-02-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Rochester
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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 think this is too heavily based on the professional level. However, I do agree with your lists for the most part for everything but hockey. I'm sorry but I've never heard of Philly or Pittsburgh being great hockey towns. Now, I think they are good overall sports towns... but lets remember that the Pens were last in attendance in the NHL in 03-04.

For hockey, I would say
1) Minneapolis/St. Paul
2) Boston
3) Detroit
4) Chicago
...
everybody else
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: The City
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So you just drive around the country to frequent games of teams that are not playing the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, and 76ers?

No most were against my team. I usually do one Eagles trip per year and catch baseball games when I can and travel a fair amount.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: the future
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D.C not a sports town.....REdskins and Cowboys fans go it all day til the sun goes down....come to D.C and you see Indian heads or Stars on every other car ..its real serious
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:43 AM
 
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[quote=HenryAlan;15302904]I'd agree that San Antonio is not small, but it's also not as much of an outlier as you'd claim regarding sports franchises. Looking at this list, several others have only a single team (Sacramento, Orlando) or were at one time much more important cities than they are today (Kansas Ctiy, St. Louis, Baltimore). The one that stands out to me as odd is Denver which is neither top tier for size nor historically more important than it is today. And yet, it is represented in all four major pro sports leagues.

He hates SA and is incapable of being objective, and your right about Denver.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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Originally Posted by Stars&StripesForever View Post
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
NY is definitely up there in basketball. The Knicks are number 5 in attendace this year ahead of Boston and LA and the Knicks suck. For the Knicks to even be in the top 10 is something good when a team sucks that much. So NY is a huge basketball city hey it is the birthplace of Michael Jordan.
2009-2010 NBA Attendance - National Basketball Association - ESPN
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I really think Cleveland should be ranked much higher then most of you have them.
In every category.

Not many fans are as loyal and rabid as Browns fans. No matter what sorry mess our owners put on the field you just would not believe the optimism that most Clevelanders have for them every fall. It's insane. Even when we are 3-6 people still think we have a chance. The tailgating and the partying in this town on Sundays would rival any other city.

Baseball? Not only do we have the Indians but we have 3, count 'em 3, minor league baseball teams in the area (counting the Akron Aeros). Attendance is way down this year, the worst year since our new field opened, but: we have 8 rookies on our team and are in last place. I think we can be forgiven there. lol

And, of course, y'all know how upset this town was over Lebron-gate.

Hockey we would be ranked near last. We have a minor league team that is pretty poorly supported here.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: The City
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^^^ Agree Cleveland is a very loyal and good sports town with lots of passion
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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The Atlanta Braves is the oldest major league baseball franchise in operation.
I thought the Cincinnati Reds were? I believe that the Chicago Cubs are also up there....
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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If we're talking about the NBA--Portland is a great basketball town. The Trailblazers sold out all of last season every game, the team is discussed constantly, and people are really devoted to a team that only won one championship way back in the 70s.

But it's kind of a case like Salt Lake City or San Antonio--you've got a good team that's the only pro game in town. That being said---Portland does have a devoted fan base.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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My top 5 in each sport (in no particular order).

MLB


L.A. Dodgers
Philadelphia
N.Y. Yankees
Boston
Chicago Cubs

NFL

Washington D.C.
Pittsburgh
Green Bay
N.Y. (Giants)
Chicago

NBA

Chicago
Detroit
L.A. Lakers
Boston
Portland

NHL

Minneapolis - St. Paul (longest current sellout streak in the NHL)
Detroit
Philadelphia
Chicago
Denver / Buffalo
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