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Sports Illustrated's "Sportstown" designations

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My home - Petal, Mississippi was designated as a "Sportstown" in the recent announcement. The City Fathers (Our Mayor is a former major leaguer) really made a big deal out of it.
 

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Yeah, for Indiana it is obviously Indianapolis and for Illinois it is obviously Chicago.
 

NHPlanner

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Supertall said:
Yeah, for Indiana it is obviously Indianapolis and for Illinois it is obviously Chicago.
I believe the criteria for the "Sportstown" designation had more to do with community recreation programs than it did with what teams played there.

In NH it was Lebanon, which has a killer local recreation and sports program.
 

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Having been raised in Oklahoma, I checked the Sooner State. Was sadly diappointed to see that Tulsa was selected as the "Sportstown." I really doubt that the Golden Hurricanes draw the crowds and # of fans that the Oklahoma Sooners (Norman, OK) do. Only 2 of the top 50 athletes were from Tulsa. And OKC has the hockey and baseball, etc.


Now I live in south Florida and the "Sportstown" is Clearwater. Huh? Miami is not my favorite city in the world but it definitely has a strong athletic presence...Miami Hurricanes, Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat...you get the idea.
 

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Floridays said:
Having been raised in Oklahoma, I checked the Sooner State. Was sadly diappointed to see that Tulsa was selected as the "Sportstown." I really doubt that the Golden Hurricanes draw the crowds and # of fans that the Oklahoma Sooners (Norman, OK) do. Only 2 of the top 50 athletes were from Tulsa. And OKC has the hockey and baseball, etc.


Now I live in south Florida and the "Sportstown" is Clearwater. Huh? Miami is not my favorite city in the world but it definitely has a strong athletic presence...Miami Hurricanes, Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat...you get the idea.
See my above reply.....the designation is more about local sports and rec programs than the teams that play there. :)
 

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NHPlanner said:
See my above reply.....the designation is more about local sports and rec programs than the teams that play there. :)
Oops...thanks! (another blonde moment here). :-$
(but you interrupted the start of a really good rant) kidding!
 
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