Thursday, August 03, 2006

We're #1!

The Sporting News has named Chicago the #1 sports city in America. The rankings are based on things like team performance and fan fervor. So, the Sox contribute by winning the World Series and the Cubs contribute by playing their games in front of a packed beer garden. Not much more to say other than: doesn't #20 seem a little high for Cleveland?

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heavily dispute this ranking.
Any town that doesn't have strong allegances to geographically college teams, particularly in basketball and football, is out. Maybe if anyone went to Northwestern football games to see Northwestern, or DePaul was actually good and people actually followed their program (this would probably require them to move the hell out of Rosemont and back into the city), this ranking would be appropriate. As is, the verdict is SKAAAANK!

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Northwestern may have its problems, but the hoops squad has consistently smacked down on the Badgers.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahem, a real city with real franchises in all the major sporting categories needn't bother with collegiate sports. That's for big, rectangular states without much else going on. Youngters not good enough for the pros trying super hard, people in the stands wearing matching sweatshirts and drinking the same odd koolade, the nerdy kids playing "25 or 6 to 4" over and over and over on their brass instruments...it's quaint and everything, but it's not pro football.

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Greg said...

Can the pressure to keep dangerous criminals in jail be any greater than the pressure to write 75 words on sports every 15 minutes?

At least my taxes are going towards this blog, so I don't have to pay a subscription fee.

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a good sports city should be measured by how many of its fans are arrested at games. That leaves philly and oakland on top.

10:51 AM  

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