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  • 13. North American Cities

    1. Saint Louis (Missouri)
    2. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    3. New Orleans LA
    4. Miami
    5. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    6. Detroit MI
    7. Leadville, Colorado, USA
    8. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    9. Mobile Alabama

    10. New Haven, Connecticut

    Sorry, but there are no highlights: New Haven is quite clearly the most depressing city in the northeastern United States, surpassed only by Detroit.
    I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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    • 13. North American Cities

      1. Saint Louis (Missouri)
      2. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      3. New Orleans LA
      4. Miami
      5. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
      6. Detroit MI
      7. Leadville, Colorado, USA
      8. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
      9. Mobile Alabama
      10. New Haven, Connecticut



      11. Las Vegas.

      According to these guys - http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/stress1.aspx


      "... The turbulent lifestyle of Las Vegas produces some extremely stressful conditions-- the highest suicide and divorce rates in our study, as well as a great deal of alcohol use. ... "

      Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics.

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      • 13. North American Cities

        1. Saint Louis (Missouri)
        2. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
        3. New Orleans LA
        4. Miami
        5. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
        6. Detroit MI
        7. Leadville, Colorado, USA
        8. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
        9. Mobile Alabama
        10. New Haven, Connecticut
        11. Las Vegas.

        12. Biloxi, Mississippi




        Beauvoir, Jefferson Davies last Home



        Le Moyne d'Iberville statue

        Last edited by PGT Beauregard; 22 Jun 10, 05:02.
        à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

        Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
        (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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        • 13. North American Cities

          1. Saint Louis (Missouri)
          2. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
          3. New Orleans LA
          4. Miami
          5. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
          6. Detroit MI
          7. Leadville, Colorado, USA
          8. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
          9. Mobile Alabama
          10. New Haven, Connecticut
          11. Las Vegas.
          12. Biloxi, Mississippi

          13. Charleston, SC










          home of the Yorktown



          and a view of Charleston from Ft. Sumter!

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          • 13 North American Sports Franchises

            1. Miami Dolphins


































            And of course

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            • 13 North American Sports Franchises

              1. Miami Dolphins



              They're professional?

              2. Cincinnati Red Stockings







              Today better known as the Cincinnati Reds, they might be the oldest continually-operating professional sports franchise in the world.
              I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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              • 13 North American Sports Franchises

                1. Miami Dolphins
                2. Cincinnati Red Stockings

                3. Saskatchewan Roughriders











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                • 13 North American Sports Franchises

                  1. Miami Dolphins
                  2. Cincinnati Red Stockings
                  3. Saskatchewan Roughriders

                  Sounds like something you'd find at the drug store next the Ramses and the Sheikhs.

                  4. Hershey Bears







                  One of North America's oldest minor league hockey clubs still in operation, the Bears broke in during the depths of the Great Depression. Nowadays they're a farm club for the Washington Capitols.
                  I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                  • 13 North American Sports Franchises

                    1. Miami Dolphins
                    2. Cincinnati Red Stockings
                    3. Saskatchewan Roughriders
                    4. Hershey Bears

                    5. St. Paul Saints

                    The Saints are members of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, which as you can tell from the name, is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. According to Wiki, the following notables have worn the Saints' uniform.

                    Leon "Bull" Durham
                    Minnie Miñoso
                    Kevin Millar
                    Rey Ordoñez
                    Darryl Strawberry
                    Jack Morris
                    J. D. Drew
                    Matt Nokes
                    Ila Borders (1997, first woman to pitch in a men's professional baseball league)





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                    • 13 North American Sports Franchises

                      1. Miami Dolphins
                      2. Cincinnati Red Stockings
                      3. Saskatchewan Roughriders
                      4. Hershey Bears
                      5. St. Paul Saints

                      6. Johnstown Jets







                      They were the inspiration behind the 1977 Paul Newman film Slapshot, in the minds of some among the most offensive feature films ever released in North America.





                      Great flick, that. The real Jets were even more interesting.
                      I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                      • 13 North American Sports Franchises

                        1. Miami Dolphins
                        2. Cincinnati Red Stockings
                        3. Saskatchewan Roughriders
                        4. Hershey Bears
                        5. St. Paul Saints
                        6. Johnstown Jets

                        7. Toronto Argonauts

                        "The Toronto Argonauts are notable for being the oldest professional football team in North America, and they are also the oldest professional sports franchise in North America to still retain its original name ..."

                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Argonauts



                        Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics.

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                        • 13 North American Sports Franchises

                          1. Miami Dolphins
                          2. Cincinnati Red Stockings
                          3. Saskatchewan Roughriders
                          4. Hershey Bears
                          5. St. Paul Saints
                          6. Johnstown Jets
                          7. Toronto Argonauts

                          8. Detroit Lions

                          According to Dr. Patrick Rishe, the Director of Sportsimpacts and an Associate Professor of Economics at Webster University, as posted on the Forbes website:

                          To make a cross-league efficiency comparison over the last 5 years, a simple ratio was constructed for each team in pro sports. The ratio was the team's 'payroll cost per win' over the median 'cost per win' for that league. So, for example, a ratio of 150 suggests that the team in question is 50% less efficient than the median standard of efficiency for the league.

                          Using this comparative ratio metric, the worst managed pro sports franchise of the last 5 years was the Detroit Lions. With an efficiency ratio of 262, this implies that the Lions organization has been 162% less efficient than the median NFL franchise.
                          My emphasis.




                          And the Lions don't have cheerleaders either.

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                          • 13 North American Sports Franchises

                            1. Miami Dolphins
                            2. Cincinnati Red Stockings
                            3. Saskatchewan Roughriders
                            4. Hershey Bears
                            5. St. Paul Saints
                            6. Johnstown Jets
                            7. Toronto Argonauts
                            Canadian football? Isn't that just a minor league for the NFL?

                            8. Detroit Lions
                            Again, they're not a professional franchise, and haven't been since before the release of Blazing Saddles!



                            9. Brooklyn Cyclones







                            After an absence of forty-three years, professional baseball finally returned to Brooklyn, in the form of a short-season single-A Mets' affiliate. Truth be known, their games are really a hoot: I've taken in a couple myself, and it's a cross between a college game and a three-ring circus.

                            Edited due to slow counting.
                            Last edited by slick_miester; 23 Jun 10, 18:26.
                            I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                            • 13 North American Sports Franchises

                              1. Miami Dolphins
                              2. Cincinnati Red Stockings
                              3. Saskatchewan Roughriders
                              4. Hershey Bears
                              5. St. Paul Saints
                              6. Johnstown Jets
                              7. Toronto Argonauts
                              8. Detroit Lions
                              9. Brooklyn Cyclones

                              10. Oakland Raiders

                              I don't like them, but how can you have a list like this without them.













                              And of course

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                              • 13 North American Sports Franchises

                                1. Miami Dolphins
                                2. Cincinnati Red Stockings
                                3. Saskatchewan Roughriders
                                4. Hershey Bears
                                5. St. Paul Saints
                                6. Johnstown Jets
                                7. Toronto Argonauts
                                8. Detroit Lions
                                9. Brooklyn Cyclones
                                10. Oakland Raiders
                                At least you didn't pick the Dallas Cowboys.

                                11. New York Cosmos







                                The Cosmos were New York's entry in the North American Soccer League. Owned by Warner Communications, they had enough money to bid for world-renowned talent, like Pelé and Franz Beckenbauer. By 1978, their average attendance surpassed the Yankees and the Mets -- while the Bronx Zoo was in the midst of winning back-to-back World Series. Warner had to spin-off their soccer operations, however, in order to fight off a hostile takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch. With their cash resources greatly diminished, the Cosmos' new owners just couldn't keep it going. Star players were traded away, and fans stopped coming. By the mid-'80's, both the Cosmos and the NASL were mere footnotes in sports history.
                                I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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