Boston? Outside of the Patriots, they have nothing. College and High school football in Boston, sucks. In fact, all football in New England outside of the Pats, sucks. The region isn’t exactly a hot bed for producing football talent.From the article: It’s Super Bowl week. And as the unofficial national holiday of game day approaches, so do the lists celebrating America’s favorite sport.
And, at least according to a popular personal finance website, in no U.S. city is it better to be a football fan than Pittsburgh.
Buoyed by an NFL record-tying six Super Bowl championships by the hometown Steelers, Pittsburgh finished first among 245 cities evaluated by wallethub.com. Ranking each city with a pro and/or college team in 21 metrics ranging from team performance, average ticket price and stadium accessibility, WalletHub gave Pittsburgh an aggregate “score” of 62.61, well ahead of runner-up Dallas.
Boston, Green Bay and New York City rounded out the top five in the overall rankings.
Broken down by city size, Pittsburgh was the best of the “large” cities, with Green Bay tops among those designated as “midsize” and Tuscaloosa, Ala., No. 1 in “small” cities.
State College was fourth among small cities, ranking behind Clemson, S.C., and Fayette, Miss., and just ahead of West Point, N.Y.
Miami was No. 5 in the large city category, with Buffalo, Glendale, Ariz., Fargo, N.D., and Baton Rouge, La., Nos. 2-5 in the midsize rankings.
Among the superlatives for Pittsburgh are tied for first with Green Bay for “most engaged NFL fans,” No. 4 for “most accessible NFL stadium” and seventh for performance level of NFL team.
The home, of course, of Penn State, State College’s highest mark came for most engaged college fans (tied for first with Clemson).
Morgantown, W.Va., placed 54th overall and 18th among small cities. Youngstown was 72nd overall and 31st among small cities.
I didn't read the article but looking at your summary it seems that the list is a ' more bang for your buck` list. Good team, passionate fan base, etc. How much stock did they put in college vs pro teams? Where did Cleveland and Cincinnati fall on the list? And what was the determining factor of large versus mid size? Pittsburgh is 300 K. Buffalo is 295 K. Although Pittsburgh metro is double Buffalo metroOf course no way to measure these types of things in reality. But this is a debate board. It’s a good football town I’m sure many others are as well.