Thursday, August 4, 2005

Boston Blows Out Best Sports City Competition

ST. LOUIS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Boston has been the toast of the sports world during the past year and now another award has been handed over to the city: Best Sports City.

Boston won in a landslide over Philadelphia, Detroit and Miami, in the Sporting News magazine’s annual list of great – and bad – sports cities in the past year.

The list is determined by a variety a factors such as playoff berths and fan fervor, but the one that holds the most weight is the number of championships.

Boston cleaned up thanks to the Red Sox’s World Series victory and the New England Patriots Super Bowl triumph.

Sporting News spokesman Bob Hille says the Boston win is “one of the biggest blowouts” in the 11-year history of the award.

Meanwhile, Tampa-St. Petersburg was chosen the worst sports city in the U.S., mostly because of the ineptitude of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the lowly Devil Rays.

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