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Old 08-18-2011, 10:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Acie View Post
Yeah, but that's not what the article is about. It's about the ability of the city to support teams based on the average income, not the viability of the franchises themselves.

For example, the Nuggets were 15th last year in attendance, the Broncos 5th, the Avalanche 24th and the Rockies 12th in their respective leagues. Clearly not the worst major sports city unless based on the article's criteria.
Yeah. Although the methodology might reveal something important in many cases, it won't be applicable to all cities since it appears as though it fails to take unique local factors into account. In many markets, citizens spend considerable amounts of disposable income on leisure activities other than sports. However, in certain cities, there are limited alternatives, so a greater share of the money is available for sports. In addition to that, there are cultural dynamics which can dictate what type of leisure activities people seek out.
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