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Nov 6th, 2009 at 13:47 GMT
What about Edmonton (pop. 730,372)?
Nov 6th, 2009 at 14:07 GMT
And Boston, approx. 610,000? Washington, less than 600,000? Atlanta, approx. 535,000? Looks like you need to define 'city': city limits or metro area?
Nov 6th, 2009 at 14:12 GMT
I agree on city limits. Are you including the NJ Devils and Nets as part of New York?
Nov 6th, 2009 at 14:13 GMT
Don't know whose populations you're using, but they're not consistent. If you're going to use 272k for Buffalo (which is the city pop) you need to use ca 500k for DC; conversely, if DC doesn't fit on here because its metro is too big, others' pops go up as well, such as Buffalo's at just less than a mill. Also, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa probably fit on as well, although I'm not 100% sure... they could be interesting bonuses. The NJ Devils play in Newark, which is definitely smaller than Jacksonville. As an aside, it’d be cool to see the largest cities WITHOUT teams, no?
Nov 6th, 2009 at 14:57 GMT
This is a great idea for a quiz, but the data is off. In addition to the above, Cleveland is smaller than Columbus.
Nov 6th, 2009 at 15:11 GMT
Agree with Booger. Great idea, but the definition of "city" needs to be consistent. And, it also needs to be clear what it means to "have" a pro sports team. Does Arlington, Texas "have" a pro sports team because the Rangers and Cowboys play there? What about Glendale, AZ? Anaheim? I think you need to (1) define "city" as in the city limits, and re-adjust the data, and (2) define "having" a sports team as having the city name in the team name. This way, people won't be confused by the Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Jersey Devils, and teams that play in cities different from their names, (e.g. Buffalo Bills play in Orchard Park, New York Giants play in New Jersey, etc.)
Nov 6th, 2009 at 15:44 GMT
I don't think it makes any sense to use city data - metro area data should be used.
Nov 6th, 2009 at 16:29 GMT
Every minor league team is a professional team, so Erie, Bristol, Toledo, Evansville, Lansing, Fort Worth, etc., would qualify. You might want to clarify that you mean major league professional teams.
Nov 6th, 2009 at 19:15 GMT
Also, though they fall into a larger metro area, both Oakland and San Francisco have city populations that would put them on this list.
Nov 6th, 2009 at 19:42 GMT
you either need to specify US or add the Canadian cities involved in the NHL. Ottawa, Edmonton and Calgary would definitely fit. Also, you need to define your parameters, are you talking just the major four? MLS? Texas League baseball? anybody getting paid is a professional
Nov 6th, 2009 at 22:22 GMT
East Rutherford, NJ: Pop. 10,074 Home of 3 teams: Jets, Giants, Nets
Nov 6th, 2009 at 22:25 GMT
What about Uniondale, home of the Islanders?
Nov 6th, 2009 at 23:04 GMT
Looks like most of the ones listed are city pops, but many other cities that would be on the list were probably counted as metro pops for some inexplicable reason (Minneapolis and St. Paul would both individually qualify). And as others have stated, many teams that carry the moniker of anchor cities actually play in nearby smaller cities (Arlington, East Rutherford, Orchard Park, etc). Finally, when the 20th city on the list has a population of 800,000, it doesn't really seem right to include it in the "small" category. Needs work.
Nov 7th, 2009 at 00:28 GMT
what about Anaheim? pop. approx. 333,000
Nov 7th, 2009 at 02:21 GMT
Agree with Chocolate and Jakajaka - the NJ Nets and NJ Devils are based in NJ in East Rutherford. The Jets and Giants are technically NY teams.
Nov 7th, 2009 at 02:47 GMT
Cities like Anaheim, Cleveland, Uniondale and Saint Paul need to be on this list, as should Newark, NJ, the current home of the Devils.
Nov 7th, 2009 at 03:06 GMT
What about Foxborough, MA (Patriots)? it has a population of 16,000 people
Nov 7th, 2009 at 05:54 GMT
An easy way to fix one problem of this quiz is to change the title to clarify that you're talking about the city in the team name (unless it's something like the Texas Rangers) but the bigger issue is just plain factual incorrectness, as the above posters have mentioned.
Nov 7th, 2009 at 06:25 GMT
what about Baltimore?
Nov 7th, 2009 at 07:22 GMT
I agree that the quiz needs to be more consistent in how it defines what a city is and in what city each team plays. Going strictly by city limits might lead to some confusion, though. For instance, the aforementioned situation with the Cowboys and Rangers in Arlington... should Arlington be counted as a separate city from Dallas? The Rangers, after all, don't have Dallas in their name. Similar issues arise as to whether or not to count Anaheim as separate from Los Angeles.
Nov 7th, 2009 at 14:31 GMT
Cleveland is definitely smaller than Columbus, as noted.
Nov 7th, 2009 at 15:08 GMT
i agree with everybody, you need to work on this... a lot
Nov 7th, 2009 at 15:18 GMT
dude, isn't Minneapolis in the 500,000s?
Nov 7th, 2009 at 16:07 GMT
St. Louis has a pop. of less than 400,000
Nov 7th, 2009 at 19:49 GMT
if you use home cities where the teams play - St. Paul (MN Wild) has 289k - minneapolis (twins,vikings,wolves) 360k... booger hit the nail on the head with his comments - be consistent with the measure and this is a great quiz
Nov 7th, 2009 at 21:44 GMT
oakland, CA. San Francisco, CA. Anaheim, CA. Miami,FL. Seattle, WA. Cleveland,OH. Oklahoma City, OK. Boston,MA. Baltimore, MD. Denver, CO. Washington D.C. Atlanta, GA. St. Louis, MO. Milwaukee, WI. Minneapolis, MN. All have less than 800,000. Did you just make this quiz up? It's so off. If you fix it it will be a good quiz
Nov 7th, 2009 at 21:45 GMT
As everyone has said - it's a good idea for a quiz, a great idea even, but it needs to be implemented more consistently.
Nov 7th, 2009 at 23:53 GMT
I agree with the others. I'd just add that in Sporcledom, Jacksonville is the biggest city in Florida. If that's the case, why isn't Miami on the list? If we're looking at metropolitan areas, how are Tampa and Orlando listed with populations so low?
Nov 8th, 2009 at 03:00 GMT
As well as St Petersburg, where the Rays play, should also be on this list.
Nov 8th, 2009 at 03:31 GMT
Very poor execution.
Nov 8th, 2009 at 06:21 GMT
For the record, Ottawa and Calgary would not make this list. But I agree that, in general, it needs to be clearer. Especially on stuff like Uniondale or the Jersey teams.
Nov 9th, 2009 at 06:44 GMT
They used Wikipedia for a source. What do you expect?
Nov 9th, 2009 at 17:57 GMT
Yea, the city of Charlotte is larger than a lot of major US metro area cities (Boston, Denver, Seattle, Sacramento, Twin Cities, Miami, Tampa Bay, etc.) yet then it lists Charlotte by its city, not by its metro area. Thus a bad quiz. Salt Lake has near or over 2 million people, while tiny and lucky Green Bay has a metro area of no more than perhaps 300,000.
Nov 9th, 2009 at 20:48 GMT
The Devils play in Newark. Population 278,980
Nov 9th, 2009 at 22:18 GMT
I assume you mean by metro area. therefore, it makes sense not to include newark and st petersburg and others. the Indianapolis metro, for example, is very small. hardly larger than the cities population in fact.
Nov 9th, 2009 at 22:20 GMT
although, the salt lake metro is wayyy larger than 180k. so i dunno what the actual basis is. make it clearer please?
Nov 10th, 2009 at 20:29 GMT
Foxboro for the Patriots?
Nov 11th, 2009 at 00:54 GMT
@elnok: i made a largest cities without sports teams - check out my created quizzes
Nov 11th, 2009 at 01:56 GMT
landover md? foxborough mass? glendale az? arlington tx? east rutherford nj? good idea. just very poorly designed and defined
Nov 11th, 2009 at 03:24 GMT
I don't know much but I know Indianapolis is larger than Denver thus if Indy is here Denver, by default, must be here.
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