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Buffalo ranks 40th in ‘Best Sports Cities’ poll

Posted by Chris Brown on October 8, 2009 – 3:19 pm

Buffalo placed 40th in a pool of 399 in Sporting News’ annual Best Sports Cities rankings.

Pittsburgh—which reclaimed its title of “City of Champions” with the Penguins and Steelers—is No. 1. Boston, last year’s No. 1 city, slipped to No. 3.
 
“They love sports. They’re excitable,” University of Buffalo football coach Turner Gill told Sporting News. “I don’t know that it’s one sport; they’re passionate about all the sports going on here — baseball, football and hockey, and so forth.”
 
This year’s Best Sports Cities list features almost 400 cities and towns in the U.S. and Canada, ranked by a system that assigns points to a variety of categories, including a city’s number of teams, their regular-season won-lost records, playoff berths, bowl appearances and tournament bids, championships, applicable power ratings, fan fervor, attendance and more.
 
The full list can be found here.


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