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Old 10-08-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Best Sports City: The list - Sporting News - General - Sporting News (http://www.sportingnews.com/general/article/2009-10-06/best-sports-city-list - broken link)

Just thought I would share.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: SF and Atlanta
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I'd say:
1) Boston (Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Boston College)
2) NYC (Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets)
3) Chicago + Evanston (Bears, Cubs at Wrigley!, Bulls, White Sox)
4) Pittsburgh
4) Philly (Eagles, Phillies, 76'ers)
5) Los Angeles (despite no NFL team) (Lakers, USC, UCLA, Dodgers)
6) Miami
7) Dallas
8) Detroit + Ann Arbor
9) Atlanta + Athens (predictable, I know)
10) Baltimore (the most underated on that list imo, despite no NBA) (Orioles, Ravens)

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Old 10-08-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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Best Sports City: The list - Sporting News - General - Sporting News (http://www.sportingnews.com/general/article/2009-10-06/best-sports-city-list - broken link)

Just thought I would share.
Based on what???? That list is horrible!!
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: The Misc
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Lol what?

I'm guessing someone from Pennsylvania made that list. and LA over NYC...what's goig on here?

I would have to say IMO

1.Boston/NYC/Chicago - I mean common RedSox/Yankees/Cubs - Fenway/Wrigley/Yankee Stadium (honorable mention - Mets, WhiteSox) Bulls/Knicks/Celts...Bears/Giants/Pats

2. Pennsylvania cities

3. Everyone else
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Florida
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My biggest issue with that list is Gainesville over Montreal. The Gators are popular now, but they can never compare to the Canadiens in that hockey crazed city. 3 national championships in the past 20 years versus 24 international championships over the last century. In terms of obsession with the sport and absolute loyalty to the team, no other city except maybe NYC and the Yankees can compare to Montreal and the Canadiens. Montreal should be much higher on that list.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:37 PM
 
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My biggest issue with that list is Gainesville over Montreal. The Gators are popular now, but they can never compare to the Canadiens in that hockey crazed city. 3 national championships in the past 20 years versus 24 international championships over the last century. In terms of obsession with the sport and absolute loyalty to the team, no other city except maybe NYC and the Yankees can compare to Montreal and the Canadiens. Montreal should be much higher on that list.
You do recognize that football isn't the only sport in Gainesville? It draws the largest crowds of course, but there is also:

men's basketball: 2 National Championships, 1 runner-up, 6 SEC Championships

baseball: 5 College World Series appearances, 10 SEC Championships

women's tennis: 4 NCAA National Championships, 6 ITA National Championships, 6 times runner-up, 23 SEC Championships

volleyball: 7 Final Four appearances, 1 runner-up, 18 SEC Championships

men's swimming/diving: 2 National Championships, 33 SEC Championships

women's swimming/diving: 2 National Championships, 17 SEC Championships

men's golf: 4 National Championships, 2 individual Championships, 14 SEC Championships

women's golf: 2 National Championships, 8 SEC Championships

women's soccer: 1 National Championship, 9 SEC Championships

University of Florida athletics has placed in the top 10 Division I Athletic Programs for 26 consecutive years, according the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (Director's Cup, NACDA Directors' Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:43 PM
 
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Pittsburgh has no NBA team and an MLB team that is struggling with its fan support. Pitt has decent NCAA teams but I would not put them above most other major, well-know programs. So I can't quite figure this out. Also, St. Louis was ranked number one in 2000 when the Rams were good, but its now number 30 on the list. So what gives? Does it come down to who wins the Super Bowl?
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:51 PM
 
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Pittsburgh has no NBA team and an MLB team that is struggling with its fan support. Pitt has decent NCAA teams but I would not put them above most other major, well-know programs. So I can't quite figure this out. Also, St. Louis was ranked number one in 2000 when the Rams were good, but its now number 30 on the list. So what gives? Does it come down to who wins the Super Bowl?
This list is horridly flawed. SF at 47? STL 30?
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Any list that doesn't have Boston #1 is foolish. I am totally unbiased too.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Philly definitely deserves that spot. We have some of the most passionate fans in sports, an NBA team that makes the playoffs, a defending world series championship team currently trying to repeat, an NFL team that has been in the NFC Championship 5 times out of the past 8 seasons and is picked by some to win the SB this year and an NHL team that makes the playoffs and is picked by many to win the Stanley Cup this year.

On top off all that we have a rich history in NCAA Basketball
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