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Old 05-25-2009, 01:14 AM
 
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To all you seattlites, is your city HONESTLY the worst sport city? Which team (sans Sonics) do you guys follow the most?

(Recently realized it's better to ask such questions HERE now that I noticed a sports forum)
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Buffalo has got to be the worst sports city. So many close chances at a title but no titles. (Maybe most frustrating sports city.)
Cleveland is giving Buffalo a run for its money though.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:30 PM
 
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Cleveland fans are loyal and passionate, first and foremost for the Browns, but also for either of the other two teams when they're winning. Set an MLB record for consecutive sellouts during the 1990s at Jacobs Field, and now have (had) one of the best homecourt advantages in the NBA.

That said, our recent title drought is sitting at 45 years, something that I think is unmatched by any other city with 3+ professional sports teams. Seattle last won a title I believe in the late 1970s.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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Seattle fans are not that bad. When I lived there we showed up to Hawks games and Mariners games (hey, we were good then). We may not have any championships but at least we support our team. Miami or Phoenix are the worst sports towns IMO.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Seattle is bad, but not nearly as bad as Phoenix. Phoenix is, hands down, the worst sports city in the nation.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, Isanti County, MN
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The worst sports towns are the ones where a huge percentage the population is not native to the area, thus preventing dedicated support and loyalty to the home team. Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, Miami........transplant towns are crap sports towns. There's no arguing this fact.

I never thought Seattle was a bad sports town. Qwest Field is a madhouse and a place no opponent looks forward to playing in. The Sonics had a devoted fan base and left because of political reasons. The M's have a fabulous facility and do pretty well at the gate considering they're not in contention that often. I am also one of the proponents of getting an NHL team in Seattle before any of those other non traditional markets like Vegas, Houston or Kansas City. At least Seattle has some hockey history.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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The worst sports towns are the ones where a huge percentage the population is not native to the area, thus preventing dedicated support and loyalty to the home team. Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, Miami........transplant towns are crap sports towns. There's no arguing this fact.

I never thought Seattle was a bad sports town. Qwest Field is a madhouse and a place no opponent looks forward to playing in. The Sonics had a devoted fan base and left because of political reasons. The M's have a fabulous facility and do pretty well at the gate considering they're not in contention that often. I am also one of the proponents of getting an NHL team in Seattle before any of those other non traditional markets like Vegas, Houston or Kansas City. At least Seattle has some hockey history.
I wouldn't say that they're crap (I'm talking about Atlanta here who cares about the others) but the locale fan base can't help but grow every year...you forgot LA and Washington D.C. in the transplant town group.
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