Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lawrence listed No. 15


— The Sporting News has ranked Lawrence the 15th best sports city in the United States. The complete list will be in the Oct. 13 issue of the Sporting News. Boston is No. 1, followed in the top 15 by Detroit/Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix/Tempe, Denver/Boulder, Los Angeles, Chicago/Evanston, Washington, Pittsburgh, Houston, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Nashville and Lawrence.


Toto_the_great 14 years, 2 months ago

At least we beat the teams from NC (and all of the one ones ranked higher than L-town are pro-team cities).

Nutflush21 14 years, 2 months ago

They lumped three college towns with their nearby pro city, but they didnt lump Lawrence in with KC?

loudog 14 years, 2 months ago

Okay, Phoenix? Really? I live in Phoenix, and except for the Suns, this city could care less about any of its franchises. I've been to games for each of our "pro" teams, and except for the Suns, the games are never sold out unless a big name team is playing them here (e.g. when the Steelers play the Cardinals or the Cubs or BoSox play the Diamondbacks). I'll buy some of the other cities being higher than Larry, but not Phoenix.

KU 14 years, 2 months ago

The amazing thing to me is that all those other cities are "major league" cities with pro franchises. I think that makes Lawrence's #15 rating pretty special.

JayCeph 14 years, 2 months ago

You don't want to be lumped in with KC. They were ranked 54th or something like that. That would collectively lower the 'Lawrence' average.15 is good. Not too high but high enough to look down the list and see the rest of the great unwashed fall away below you... sort of like the current ranking for KU football.

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