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davidmarver wrote:I love how everyone mentions East Coast teams yet they keep adding teams out there every few years. Give Portland a freaking baseball team! They'll support it better than Tampa or Miami ever will theirs.
Shadow of the Sun* wrote:WharfRat wrote:daullaz wrote:Shadow of the Sun* wrote:Philly. No doubt.
Philly is a great sports town.
Yeah, just because Philly fans are tough and rude and angry doesn't mean Philly is a bad sports town. There's lots of passion for their teams, no way is it a bad sports town. From what I can tell, some place in Florida would have to qualify as the worst.
I'm not from Philly, but from what I have seen I would hate to be a pro athlete there. I am from St. Louis and the two cities seem to be polar opposites. It just seems as if fans in Philly are way to harsh and judgemental. I get the feeling that fans almost prefer to root against their teams than for them. The fans in Philly are the quickest to turn against their own team and start booing them. From a sportsmanship perspective, Philly has to be the worst.
The worst sports town would have to be Miami. I lived there for some years and would have to say the situation there is miserable. Fans only care to follow their teams when they are winning. It is unbelievable. The Marlins have had poor attendance since they started, except for a few months in '97 and '03. The Dolphins' games are regularly blacked out because no one goes to the games, and the Heat needed to bring Shaq in to draw interest, even after a new arena had been built.
perlick29 wrote:Have your city not win a championship in any of the major sports since 1978. These fans are very passionate but not in a bad way. They just want to win so badly. Being from New York and now living in Philly I used to hate them but now I actually understand why they are so die-hard. Calling Philadelphia a bad sports town is fairly ignorant. Now Atlanta on the other hand is terrible. If you can't sell out playoff games for the Braves you dont deserve a team.
bigh0rt wrote:North Jersey - the Nets couldn't sell out playoff games after going to two straight NBA Finals.
WharfRat wrote:bigh0rt wrote:North Jersey - the Nets couldn't sell out playoff games after going to two straight NBA Finals.
Also, don't forget about the Devils. Another pathetic showing by NJ residents. Although the Devils fans that do exist are as diehard and hardcore as anywhere else.
But in defense of North Jersey, you also have the Giants. Go Big Blue.
Amazinz wrote:North Carolina. Great for college and minor leagues (Durham Bulls) but Raleigh/Charlotte are awful pro sports towns.
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