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Postby go_jays_go » Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:07 pm

BigMusky wrote:Atlanta has to be up there. I would throw in Minneapolis.


How about Nashville?
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Postby ironman » Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:21 pm

BigMusky wrote:Atlanta has to be up there. I would throw in Minneapolis.


I went to a Brewers-Twins game in Milwaukee a few years ago and there were more Twins fans at the game. I'd say that Minneapolis has a pretty good fan base. People love their Twins, its just sad that they've had to endure crappy ownership all these years.
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Postby ironman » Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:26 pm

One city that I have to give props to for being behind their team no matter what is KC. I've been down there a couple of times and every time I run into people that are passionate about their Royals no matter how bad they are.
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Postby nsulham » Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:45 pm

Atrophying Testicles wrote:Boston. Die.


What do you have against Boston, other than your hatred of the team?
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Postby mweir145 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:38 pm

ironman wrote:One city that I have to give props to for being behind their team no matter what is KC. I've been down there a couple of times and every time I run into people that are passionate about their Royals no matter how bad they are.


incredibly true. I go there a few times a year, and you can see this.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:44 pm

Boston Die!



J/k

Sorta

Anyways New Orleans Stinks, Nashivlle is probably pretty bad too
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:01 pm

North Carolina. Great for college and minor leagues (Durham Bulls) but Raleigh/Charlotte are awful pro sports towns.
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Postby go_jays_go » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:07 pm

Amazinz wrote:North Carolina. Great for college and minor leagues (Durham Bulls) but Raleigh/Charlotte are awful pro sports towns.


Hey, Carolina Panthers are there and they have plenty of fans. I'm a huge Panther fan and I've been to a couple of games and their fans are faithful to the team. You would be suprised.

Now the Hurricanes? Thats another story...

It seems not many American hockey franchises could give a hoot. With little exceptions to the Red Wings, Avs, and Rangers.
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Postby WharfRat » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:33 pm

Amazinz wrote:North Carolina. Great for college and minor leagues (Durham Bulls) but Raleigh/Charlotte are awful pro sports towns.


The fanbases of Duke, UNC and NC State are all pretty rabid, and I bet it could translate easily to pro sports, if given the chance. But they don't actually have a team there (although that'll change if the area keeps growing like it has).
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Postby Big Pimpin » Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:13 pm

Columbus, Ohio.

And the worst city for a professional baseball team has to be Oakland, no contest now that Montreal is out.
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