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Old 03-13-07, 11:51 AM   #26
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It's all about the University of Louisville here. For years and years (and still) it's been all about the college basketball program... until the last three years with the football program.
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Old 03-13-07, 12:20 PM   #27
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Rochester, NY is known as an excellent minor league sports town. The Red Wings (Twins AAA affiliate) and Americans (Sabres minor legue hockey squad) are typically pretty strong. The Razorsharks basketball team won the ABA championship last year, which was their first season. The Rochester Rhinos are a second division soccer club that could possibly finish middle of the table in the MLS most years. In fact, they are the only non-MLS team to win the U.S. Open Cup, which is a tournament like the FA cup in England, which all professional teams take part in. Lacrosse is pretty big, too.

Though, I'd probably say football is the sport most people follow. A ton of Buffalo Bills fans (training camp is hosted here) and high school football is pretty big too.
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Old 03-13-07, 12:53 PM   #28
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Hockey (The Maple Leafs) is #1 in Toronto, no contest. The Jays and Raptors fight for the #2 spot. Then after that you can probably say the Argos (CFL) comes next.
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Old 03-13-07, 01:01 PM   #29
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LA. The biggest sports would be professional basketball, college basketball, major league baseball, college football, and skateboarding.
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Old 03-13-07, 01:15 PM   #30
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Tough to say about Phoenix...

a few years ago I would have said baseball, but then the D'Backs started to slide (and are coming back).

People get hyped about the Cards every year, then I laugh as I watch them suck, so that's out.

I barely remember most days that we HAVE a hockey team....

So the Suns by default, even though it seems no one around here really understands why the Suns are good and what makes them work, therefore I really don't have anyone to discuss with.
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Old 03-13-07, 01:44 PM   #31
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Bucs football, unfortunately.
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Old 03-13-07, 02:14 PM   #32
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Atlanta's big sport is apathy.
I want to rebut this but just don't care that much.

Seriously, you should come down here for an SEC football game.

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Old 03-13-07, 02:28 PM   #33
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Old 03-13-07, 02:58 PM   #34
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I guess in NYC I guess its a tie between pro baseball, football, and basketball...The only college sports around here than get much love is basketball, and St John's isnt too good the past few years, although there seems to be a lot of Syracuse fans.
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Old 03-13-07, 04:57 PM   #35
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Milwaukee/Madison WI are closest to me. #1 by far is the Packers. A distant tie for #2 is whatever sport the Badgers happen to be playing at the moment. I'm not sure people in this area even realize Milwaukee has professional baseball and basketball franchises.
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Old 03-13-07, 05:14 PM   #36
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Everyone here loves baseball, but the city is divided in half between Cubs fans & Sox fans.

My answer has to be football. The Bears bring the whole city together.
Definitely NFL Bears.
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Old 03-13-07, 05:25 PM   #37
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Hockey (The Maple Leafs) is #1 in Toronto, no contest. The Jays and Raptors fight for the #2 spot. Then after that you can probably say the Argos (CFL) comes next.
Yeah,im about half an hour outide TO and its all about the Leafs,even during the off season they are still the biggest sports story.Hopefully Toronto FC will get their due though when the MLS season starts next month.
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Old 03-13-07, 11:58 PM   #38
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I saw a billboard once that read "Now You Live in a Hockey Town", so I guess hockey.

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Old 03-14-07, 12:23 AM   #39
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The Chiefs are huge in the Kansas City area, but I love going to Royals games in the summer.
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Old 03-14-07, 01:37 AM   #40
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Seattle: pro football and women's volleyball are the only things that don't suck (maybe WNBA too)
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Old 03-18-07, 12:14 AM   #41
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St. Louis: baseball without a doubt.
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Old 03-18-07, 12:55 AM   #42
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LA. The biggest sports would be professional basketball, college basketball, major league baseball, college football, and skateboarding.

I would say in order

Lakers
dodgers
SC football
Ucla basketball
Angels
ducks hockey



and after mls soccer, nascar, cock fighting, ufc, the professional jumping jack circuit, pro bowling, golf, high school football, girls track, skeet shooting, the lumberjack games,

maybe the clippers

but then you have to factor in arena football.
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Old 03-18-07, 08:22 AM   #43
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Boston - Red Sox followed very closely by the Patriots.
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Old 03-18-07, 10:30 AM   #44
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Tough to say about Phoenix...

a few years ago I would have said baseball, but then the D'Backs started to slide (and are coming back).

People get hyped about the Cards every year, then I laugh as I watch them suck, so that's out.

I barely remember most days that we HAVE a hockey team....

So the Suns by default, even though it seems no one around here really understands why the Suns are good and what makes them work, therefore I really don't have anyone to discuss with.
I would say Phoenix is definitely a front-runner town, they were a basketball town for a long time but there are so many options now with all 4 major pro sports plus ASU athletics (and an Arena league team, a pro lacrosse team, and a minor league hockey team) that you pretty much have to be winning to draw interest. There's also the FBR Open that draws some of the largest crowds on the PGA Tour.

I grew up in Tucson and that is definitely a college basketball town, followed by college football and college softball.
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Old 03-18-07, 10:43 AM   #45
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The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the Angels' Class A team, play about four blocks from here, but even bigger in these parts are the NASCAR events at the Speedway in Fontana a short drive from here. NOTHING competes with NASCAR in popularity in the Inland Empire.
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Old 03-18-07, 02:44 PM   #46
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Boston - Red Sox followed very closely by the Patriots.
Actually, until the Red Sox finally won in 2004, the Patriots nearly became #1 in Boston sports conversation--everybody wants to be associated with a winner.

Here in Sacramento, it's Kings NBA basketball, then River Cats AAA minor league baseball. (If you want to visit one of the finest minor league fields in the USA, Raley Field, the home of the River Cats, is it. )
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Old 03-18-07, 03:28 PM   #47
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LA. The biggest sports would be professional basketball, college basketball, major league baseball, college football, and skateboarding.
Lakers
Dodgers
Kings
Angels (They are the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim )
USC Football
UCLA Men's Basketball
Clippers
Raiders (I would think there are still more Raiders fans here than Oakland.)
UCLA Football
Galaxy
AVP
Avengers
UCLA Men's Volleyball
UCLA Women's Volleyball
Grand Prix
NASCAR







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Old 03-18-07, 03:45 PM   #48
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Chicago and all our sports teams are pretty good except the Cubs but we still love them.
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Old 03-18-07, 05:32 PM   #49
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Pittsburgh - There's the Steelers and then there is everything else. There is a small spattering of Penguins fans that will swear up and down that it's a hockey town but they are delusional.

If the Pirates didn't suck so bad (and this year, they might not), they would be the #2 team in town. PNC Park is amazing enough to draw fans from all over to see a shitty team.
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Old 03-18-07, 07:21 PM   #50
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Not even close. The Red Sox have always been far and away #1 in town even when the patriots were winning super bowls and the celtics were winning 16 championships.
But alas, mostly for negative reasons given the Red Sox' futility until recently.
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