Sporting News‘ annual list of the top sports cities in America is out today and can be seen by clicking here.
Raleigh+Durham+Chapel Hill comes in at #17 while Charlotte hits the list at #23.
Mike DeCourcy has a good essay on this year’s owner of the top spot – ‘Pittsburgh lives in you, even when you live somewhere else’.
I don’t know if you have ever had the pleasure of spending much time in Pittsburgh, but it is a very under-rated/under-appreciated place.
The timing of this sports list is pretty good as it allows us to highlight this conversation about the list of “Smartest Cities in America” that we are also currently having.
TSN’s Top 25 are as follows:
4. Chicago + Evanston
5. Los Angeles
6. New York
7. Phoenix + Tempe
9. Dallas-Fort Worth
10. Detroit + Ann Arbor + Ypsilanti
15. Tampa-St. Petersburg
16. Minneapolis-St. Paul
17. Raleigh + Durham + Chapel Hill, N.C.
18. Denver + Boulder
19. Salt Lake City + Provo
24. San Jose + Palo Alto + Santa Clara
25. New Orleans