Diamonds and Ice

We’re number 329!!!!!!
October 12, 2008, 9:09 pm
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Sporting News magazine recently came out with its list of the top 400 sports cities in America, and wouldn’t you know it, but Cedar Rapids is on it. We’re number 329, folks. Awesome.

That’s behind Burlington (327) and just ahead of Clinton (337), by the way. Other cities ahead of us include Zebulon, N.C., Verona, N.Y., Orono, Maine, LaQuinta, Calif., and Uncasville, Conn. I’ve always heard Uncasville is a huge sports town.

Des Moines leads the Iowa contingent at 87, which is one ahead of Charlottesville, Va., and one behind Bloomington, Ind. Iowa City is 109, followed closely by Ames at 117. Ah, just another thing to frost Iowa State fans.

Other Iowa cities on the list are Cedar Falls (158) and the Quad Cities (262). The top sports city, according to Sporting News, is Boston. Yeah, some more East Coast bias. The rest of the top 10 is (in order) Detroit, Dallas-Fort Worth, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington.


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Burlington is ahead of grand old CR? I’m pretty sure I spent a week in Burlington one afternoon. The Hawkeye has a great sports section, though. I’m confident it’s a sports crazy town, but what does it have other than Midwest League baseball and a great junior college basketball team? Things just get curiouser and curiouser.

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