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View Poll Results: Objectively, which of the following is the best sports city?
Cleveland 9 33.33%
Columbus 6 22.22%
Cincinnati 12 44.44%
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Old 08-10-17, 01:23 PM
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Best Sports City in Ohio of the 3 C's

Combining collegiate and professional sport offerings, what do you believe is currently the best overall sports city in Ohio out of Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati?

Here's the case for each city...

Cleveland
Distinction: Best for professional sports

Pros:
-3 major league franchises (most in Ohio)
-Most recent major sports championship: Cavs
-Indians recently played in the World Series
-AHL Hockey team won 2016 championship
-Gladiators have been a consistent force in a struggling AFL

Cons:
-Browns are arguably the biggest laughing stock in professional sports
-Cleveland State basketball is their most notable college program and they've made the NCAA tournament once over the past 30 years.
-Cavs and Indians have lost 6 of their past 7 combined championship appearances since 1995.



Columbus
Distinction: Best for college sports

Pros:
-OSU is one of the premier university athletic institutions in the nation in terms of team success, fan support, and branding.
---Football team has 8 national titles, including 2 in the past 15 years.
---Basketball team has made 2 Final Fours in the past 10 years
-Columbus Crew have won the MLS Cup and US Open Cup once each
-The Columbus Clippers are one of minor league baseball's best teams in terms of team success and value (5th most valuable according to Forbes in 2016)

Cons:
-No professional teams in 3 largest leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA)
-Columbus Blue Jackets have only made the play-offs 3 times since they came into the NHL in 2000.




Cincinnati
Distinction: Best of both worlds

Pros:
-Home to 2 very successful college basketball programs (UC and Xavier)
-UC football has won 5 conference championships in the past 10 years
-Bengals have made the play-offs in 6 of past 8 seasons
-Reds have a very storied history
-FC Cincinnati is one of the fastest growing professional franchises in the USA and gained international recognition during its inaugural season

Cons:
-Only one professional championship over past 30 years (1990 Reds)
---Bengals haven't won a playoff game since 1990
---Reds haven't won a playoff series since 1995
-No major college championships since 1962
-UC no longer competes in a "major" college conference
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Old 08-10-17, 01:48 PM
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objectively?

is that possible?
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Old 08-10-17, 01:53 PM
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I think I'd have to go with Columbus in terms of it's success. Cincinnati for diversity though.
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Old 08-10-17, 02:32 PM
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Cleveland won a championship last year. Cincinnati won a championship in 1990. Columbus has never won a championship.

Last time I checked, Ohio State isn't called Columbus State. It's a state team, not a city team. Comparing Cleveland State, Cincinnati and the real Columbus State, I'd give Cincinnati the strong edge in college sports. However, that edge isn't enough to put Cincinnati into Cleveland's realm since they are missing the NBA team and their two professional sports teams aren't any good.
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Old 08-10-17, 02:35 PM
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As far as passionate fan bases- UD flyers and Dayton Dragons are sold out almost every game. Dayton is a nice very small market city.
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Old 08-10-17, 02:35 PM
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Last time I checked, Ohio State isn't called Columbus State. It's a state team, not a city team.


Cincinnati is also a state university.
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Old 08-10-17, 03:14 PM
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Massillon home of the Paper Tigers
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Old 08-10-17, 06:07 PM
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As far as passionate fan bases- UD flyers and Dayton Dragons are sold out almost every game. Dayton is a nice very small market city.
and they have NCAAs.

1 Cinci: solid high school through pro in a diversity of sports
1.1 Cleveland, they have to pay the price for the Browns.
2. Dayton gets the nod over
3.Toledo. We may match in minor league b-ball and hockey. Highly rated minor league field and arena, but went a tad small with the arena costing them opportunity at big events and doesn't have the consistent success in high school sports that Dayton does.
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4 Columbus. A city that size with burbs built off state money should have more than two pro teams, hockey and OSU. Soccer count? Still.... Does anyone outside of Columbus proper root for their hockey or soccer? Never seen anyone wearing jerseys up this way.
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Old 08-11-17, 07:04 AM
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I'll take Toledo and hope they rebuild the Sportsaroma and bring back the Storm or Goaldiggers. The new 5/3 Field and Huntington Arena are too family friendly for me.

Aside from any city of substantial size what is a great small city sports town in Ohio? In NWOhio Fostoria used to be a great little sports town but the city has been decimated over the last 30 years. Fostoria used to have semi-pro football, a pro mens softball team, great HS sports. Just a competitive smaller town.
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Old 08-11-17, 07:06 AM
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Cleveland won a championship last year. Cincinnati won a championship in 1990. Columbus has never won a championship.

Last time I checked, Ohio State isn't called Columbus State. It's a state team, not a city team. Comparing Cleveland State, Cincinnati and the real Columbus State, I'd give Cincinnati the strong edge in college sports. However, that edge isn't enough to put Cincinnati into Cleveland's realm since they are missing the NBA team and their two professional sports teams aren't any good.
yup

Columbus doesn't really count.
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Old 08-11-17, 04:48 PM
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I'll take Toledo and hope they rebuild the Sportsaroma and bring back the Storm or Goaldiggers. The new 5/3 Field and Huntington Arena are too family friendly for me.

Aside from any city of substantial size what is a great small city sports town in Ohio? In NWOhio Fostoria used to be a great little sports town but the city has been decimated over the last 30 years. Fostoria used to have semi-pro football, a pro mens softball team, great HS sports. Just a competitive smaller town.
Lima?

The baseball stadium is best family friendly. Can't knock that place even as a joke. I wish they'd sell tickets just so I could get in and get something to eat. Buy a food ticket, get to see a game.


Sports Arena vs Huntington.

First person to perform at Huntington was Jeff Dunham. You just can't come back from that.Can't possibly be the right atmosphere for wrestling and roller derby. Am I the only person in the city, hasn't stepped into the place? Other than being landlocked, put in the wrong place and at least 3000 seats too small, I guess it's an okay place.
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Old 08-11-17, 05:06 PM
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As far as passionate fan bases- UD flyers and Dayton Dragons are sold out almost every game. Dayton is a nice very small market city.
Dayton has the best basketball fans in Ohio

Same with Athens. Athens is a small town and Ohio University dominates the MAC in attendance. Ohio in general has a lot of sports areas. Besides the Cavs, the professional teams are small compared to Ohio State Football. Cavs is because of Lebron James

There are as many Yankee fans in Ohio as reds or Indians fans. Same with the Steelers. Hard to argue against Columbus
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Old 08-11-17, 05:21 PM
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Dayton has the best basketball fans in Ohio

Same with Athens. Athens is a small town and Ohio University dominates the MAC in attendance. Ohio in general has a lot of sports areas. Besides the Cavs, the professional teams are small compared to Ohio State Football. Cavs is because of Lebron James

There are as many Yankee fans in Ohio as reds or Indians fans. Same with the Steelers. Hard to argue against Columbus
Steelers yep, NW and SE Ohio.


Concentration of Yankees fans in Ohio? Never met one myself. Facebook's baseball map doesn't support. Maybe just a very local thing?
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Old 08-11-17, 05:29 PM
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The reds have maybe the worst attendance in baseball
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Old 08-11-17, 05:31 PM
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Cleveland 25th. Cinci 26th. White sox at 27? I didn't realize they'd gone so far downhill but I don't pay a whole lot of attention to MLB.
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Old 08-11-17, 05:38 PM
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Reds have 3.9 million fans. Ohio State 75-80 million fans. Right now it's Ohio State Football and Lebron. Everything else is minor league
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Reds have 3.9 million fans. Ohio State 75-80 million fans. Right now it's Ohio State Football and Lebron. Everything else is minor league
How many for Columbus St?

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NYT's Silver writes that surveys find that 75 to 80 million people in the United States regularly follow college football.
He goes on to say OSU has the most of college football but then only based that upon home attendance. The ranking seems fair but it doesn't really give a fair value to actual number of Ohio St first fans, as most probably can't attend.
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Cincinnati is also a state university.
Yeah, but no one else cares to claim them. meh
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Old 08-12-17, 07:49 AM
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Reds have 3.9 million fans. Ohio State 75-80 million fans. Right now it's Ohio State Football and Lebron. Everything else is minor league
Pretty hard to seriously call the Indians "minor league", all though at times the bats go silent and look like it.

If they^ showed up 1% at a time, you could fill GABP. What are they getting now ? 0.25% ?
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Old 08-12-17, 07:53 AM
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Massillon home of the Paper Tigers
Also home of big dreams, imported players, and overpaid coaches with overpaid wives.
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The reds have maybe the worst attendance in baseball
And Cleveland just got Jay Bruce for a mid-level prospect, not the crazy price the Reds reached for last year.
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Old 08-12-17, 08:06 AM
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Cleveland 25th. Cinci 26th. White sox at 27? I didn't realize they'd gone so far downhill but I don't pay a whole lot of attention to MLB.
I was shocked to see Cinci had that many. I'm thinking many of those may be like the "Browns sellouts" with all the orange seats showing......
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Old 08-12-17, 06:26 PM
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Man, cabe is really bothered by the Reds.
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Steelers yep, NW and SE Ohio.


Concentration of Yankees fans in Ohio? Never met one myself. Facebook's baseball map doesn't support. Maybe just a very local thing?
Sucks to be a Jets fan.
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Dayton has the best basketball fans in Ohio

Same with Athens. Athens is a small town and Ohio University dominates the MAC in attendance. Ohio in general has a lot of sports areas. Besides the Cavs, the professional teams are small compared to Ohio State Football. Cavs is because of Lebron James

There are as many Yankee fans in Ohio as reds or Indians fans. Same with the Steelers. Hard to argue against Columbus
Dayton has great fans, but not sure that title is so clear cut. Xavier averages less total (13,018 UD to 10,282 XU), but better in relation to capacity than UD (100.3% XU to 96.8% UD).

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_bask...ttend/2017.pdf

Cavs is literally just Lebron to be sure. Hell, the entire Eastern Conference is nearly just Lebron.

You could say that about all 50 states. I don't think that's a mark against Cleveland or Cincinnati, more a statement on how overwhelmingly popular the Yankees and Steelers are across the country.
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Man, cabe is really bothered by the Reds.
Nah, I'm just enjoying that they suck so badly while representing the nasty 'nati...... did you miss the 3 Cs title, doofus ?
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Browns Backers still the largest NFL fan club ?
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Sucks to be a Jets fan.
I didn't notice that!

Interesting that Alaskans are mostly Steeler or Packer fans (some Seahawk and 49ers fans, if I read the colors right). Hawaiians are Steeler fans.
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Gotta go with Cleveland taking the tiebreaker due to the Cavs
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