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Old 08-29-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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http://www.forbes.com/2008/08/19/tic...hisSpeed=15000
Lining up behind Miami for the booby prize are San Diego ($300 a game for a family of four; .425 combined winning percentage for the Chargers and Padres), Indianapolis (a lower-income market with middle-of-the-road ticket prices) and New York (second-highest prices in the country for teams that lose just over half their games, the Super Bowl champion Giants not withstanding).

The best deals? You'll find those in Detroit (only No. 17 in costs for a .612 winning percentage for its four teams, including the Stanley Cup champion Red Wings), Houston (third-cheapest prices for a .565 winning percentage), and the Bay Area (so-so teams, but a high-income market with the ninth-lowest costs).


This was up on the football forum, thought it belonged here...

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Old 08-29-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Saginaw, MI
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Except 2/3 of the time I go to see a game, whoever it is loses. The exact inverse of what this report states.

I am bad luck
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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Except 2/3 of the time I go to see a game, whoever it is loses. The exact inverse of what this report states.

I am bad luck

Please dont go to any wings game this season...

Ive actually only been to 1 game out of many, in all sports, where Detroit lost and it was at the Joe... stupid blues, i that them...
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Old 08-29-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Saginaw, MI
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Actually when I go to the see the Wings, they usually win. It's the Tigers and Pistons that don't like to win when I go. The Lions....I don't support that franchise at all.
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Old 08-29-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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im going to be a bandwagon lions fan if they have a great season this year(yeah, right)... im not going to set myself up like i did last year!!!

not even doing fantasy football either... just counting down to wings
season opener
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: The Rock!
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One of the WORST cities for sports...Little Rock AR! We have an AFL2 team (the Twisters) that I hear is struggling and a Texas League baseball team (the Travelers). The Travelers do extremely well but nothing else can gain any traction in this town. The Razorbacks are king even though they only play 2 games a year here. We would have had a hockey team still if some genius hadn't decided to put a team here in the ECHL when we ALREADY had a WPHL (now the CHL) team already in town!!!!! Talk about killing a market! Two teams for a non-trad sport in the same small city! Brilliant guys! Just brilliant! This was all 5 or so years ago and I'm still steamed..can you tell?
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Interesting list, but a city that should be on it is Seattle. The only team to have won a championship in Seattle is the Sonics and they just relocated to Oklahoma City. The Mariners have always sucked(except for that one lucky 116 win season) and the Seahawks are good(been to one SB and lost) but getting tickets is impossible and if you did get tickets you paid up the a$$ for it. In fact all the sporting events in Seattle are very expensive and we usually get an average performance at best from our teams. All the teams in Seattle seem to have horrible luck and rarely catch a break it seems.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I don't buy this list one bit! Indianapolis is a great sports city. There is so much to do here at an affordable price with easy and inexpensive parking. Aside from the Colts and Pacers, there are all kinds of motorsports from Indy500 to Brickyard 400 to other events. Then, there is Indianapolis Indians Minor league baseball in a beautiful ball park. There is Butler basketball. There is Big Ten tourny and other March madness games held here often also.
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: yeah
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It's a Forbes list, people. Much of the ranking is based on the finances of it all. Take less offense.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Ocala, Florida
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Philadelphia

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