i will somehwat agree with this because ive wanted to say this for a while now. please read this
I grew up in New York and live in Pittsburgh. I am a long time Yankee fan and a die hard Steelers/pittsburgh fan. On top of that Paul Pierce may damn well be my favorite athlete outside of tiger woods ever. so i feel like im somewhat objective on this.
here is what I think...
New York is the best sports city in the world. I actually dont even know how this can be objected. If you love SPORTS and not necessarily one team in particular, why would you ever live in Boston over New York. 8 Pro teams from the big 4 sports within a 50 mile radius, you just can't beat that. MSG and Yankee Stadium have more history than any other venues in the world.
New England is the best city to adore a team. Boston teams win, they care, they try, there sportsman, and above all they care about there fans. It's no wonder that America is Red Sox nation (although the Yankees have the most fans). A die-hard boston fan for any team has experienced the most ups and downs, exciting moments, and sad/happy tears of anyone. They have pound for pound the best teams. what i mean by that is although New York city has more championships than any city, theres 15,000,000 people in NYC, and it just doesnt seem that intimate, they SHOULD win. But boston has that special connection.
Pittsburgh is the most dependent for sports. we're not a huge market, we're not flashy, and we're not that obnoxious, but we have sports in our blood more than any other city. In fact the only city that can even make an argument to this is Chicago, but they cant because they dont really really care about the Bulls. Take away sports from boston, you still have history. Take em away from New York, you've got the economy and job opportunites still. Take sports away from Pittsburgh, and the steel city as we know it is gone. All of our teams were part of the original group of professional teams and they've all been successful. High school football is a staple of nearly everyones childhood and parenthood. Sports are the oxygen of Pittsburgh.
Cleveland, Philly, Chicago fans are the luckiest. Sorry buffalo, your just not big enough. heres the thing you poor suffering cities, you havent reached your sports nirvana yet, and trust me, its more exhilerating trying to reach it than it is waiting to feel that way again. Pittsburgh and Boston got hangovers that lasted over a year after the Steelers, Patriots won there respectful championships. And be honest beantown, last year wasnt AS good as 04, it just wasnt, and next year the celtics wont be as much fun either. you've got to wait fo the next tiny slump. selfish i know.
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