1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

The manliest city in America is.....

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Dr of Dunk, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Dr of Dunk

    Dr of Dunk Clutch Crew

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 1999
    Messages:
    45,162
    Likes Received:
    31,126
    Nashville??

    This is kind of funny considering the silly criteria.

    http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2009/03/02/daily63.html



    ---------------------------------------------

    Study: Denver 5th-manliest city in U.S.
    Denver Business Journal - by Mark Harden

    Hey, L.A. New York. Chicago. We’re Denver, and our city can lick your city.

    That’s one inference from a report released Friday that shows the Mile High City at No. 5 on a list of America’s “manliest cities.”

    Nashville ranked No.1 in the study (if that’s the word for it) — compiled by Bert Sperling, the researcher involved in the popular “Best Places to Live” studies— followed by Charlotte, N.C.; Oklahoma City; Cincinnati and Denver.

    New York was dead last on a manliness ranking of the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Los Angeles was No. 49 and Chicago, broad shoulders notwithstanding, was No. 46.

    The survey rated cities on the basis of the number of U.S.-made cars driven in the city, the number of sports bars and barbecue restaurants, and the number of home improvement and hardware stores.

    And another criterion was the rate of consumption of “manly salty snacks,” which may have something to do with the fact that the study is a marketing promotion for Combos, a pretzel, cracker and cheese snack.

    Nashville’s top ranking was based on its large numbers of NASCAR fans, barbecue restaurants and the popularity for hunting and fishing, Combos maker Mars Inc. said in a statement Friday.

    Cities were downgraded, naturally, for having too many home furnishing stores, high minivan sales and beauty-magazine readers.

    The full list:

    1. Nashville, Tenn.
    2. Charlotte, N.C.
    3. Oklahoma City, Okla.
    4. Cincinnati, Ohio
    5. Denver
    6. St. Louis, Mo.
    7. Columbus, Ohio
    8. Kansas City, Mo.
    9. Indianapolis, Ind.
    10. Toledo, Ohio
    11. Memphis, Tenn.
    12. Richmond, Va.
    13. Columbia, S.C.
    14. Orlando, Fla.
    15. Dayton, Ohio
    16. Salt Lake City, Utah
    17. Milwaukee, Wis.
    18. Minneapolis, Minn.
    19. Cleveland, Ohio
    20. Detroit, Mich.
    21. Jacksonville, Fla.
    22. Phoenix, Ariz.
    23. Birmingham, Ala.
    24. Grand Rapids, Mich.
    25. Tampa, Fla.
    26. Harrisburg, Pa.
    27. New Orleans, La.
    28. Las Vegas, Nev.
    29. Pittsburgh, Pa.
    30. Philadelphia, Pa.
    31. Louisville, Ky.
    32. Atlanta, Ga.
    33. Providence, R.I.
    34. Dallas, Texas
    35. Buffalo, N.Y.
    36. Rochester, N.Y.
    37. Baltimore, Md.
    38. Boston, Mass.
    39. Houston, Texas
    40. Seattle, Wash.
    41. Sacramento, Calif.
    42. Miami, Fla.
    43. San Diego, Calif.
    44. Oakland, Calif.
    45. Washington, District of Columbia
    46. Chicago, Ill.
    47. Portland, Ore.
    48. San Francisco, Calif.
    49. Los Angeles, Calif.
    50. New York, N.Y.
     
  2. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    13,531
    Likes Received:
    5,457
    Wow we are all the way down to 39?

    Maybe it's a good thing... ;)
     
  3. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Messages:
    47,363
    Likes Received:
    16,859
    Short of Denver, I wouldn't touch any of those crap holes listed in the top 25... they can keep their "manliness"
     
  4. weslinder

    weslinder Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    12,983
    Likes Received:
    291
  5. rhino17

    rhino17 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    17,822
    Likes Received:
    4,093
    I'm going to the University of Colorado right now and I have found most guys from Denver to be p*****s.
     
  6. Zboy

    Zboy Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Messages:
    27,234
    Likes Received:
    21,955
    Interesting.
     
  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    21,649
    Likes Received:
    1,907
    If they factored in strip clubs we'd be #1.
     
  8. Royals Ego

    Royals Ego Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    4,744
    Likes Received:
    154
    i'm not surprised

    grown men discussing and debating the bachelor show
     
  9. Omer

    Omer Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2006
    Messages:
    3,933
    Likes Received:
    56
    Richmond, VA #12 baby.

    At least its good for something.
     
  10. Breaker

    Breaker Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    45
    Wrong picture.

    [​IMG]

    fixed.
     
  11. Steve_Francis_rules

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 1999
    Messages:
    8,467
    Likes Received:
    300
    You'd think that would be a better indicator of manliness than the number of American made cars. So a Ford Escort is more manly than, say, a BMW or Porsche?
     
  12. deepellumrocket

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    1,347
    Likes Received:
    4
    Wow! Dallas is ahead of Houston? I've lived in Dallas and I am definitely not a Dallas-basher like many on this board, but there is NO WAY Dallas is manlier than Houston. Not even close.

    :rolleyes:
     
  13. Dr of Dunk

    Dr of Dunk Clutch Crew

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 1999
    Messages:
    45,162
    Likes Received:
    31,126
    Well you're from Deep Ellum.... :D jk. I agree with you - no way would I consider Dallas "manlier" than Houston having lived in in Houston about 24 years and Dallas about 10-11.
     
  14. leebigez

    leebigez Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2001
    Messages:
    15,485
    Likes Received:
    586
    Being manlier mean less females.
     
  15. finalsbound

    finalsbound Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2000
    Messages:
    12,328
    Likes Received:
    901
    I'll take Houston toward the bottom as a compliment.

    I'd love to live in Seattle, Portland, Chicago, NY, or San Francisco. And they're all toward the bottom. If being rich in culture and diversity (or being known as a liberal-minded town, I guess?) means not being "manly," it seems like this is not something to be proud about if your city is near the top...
     
  16. subtomic

    subtomic Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2000
    Messages:
    4,031
    Likes Received:
    2,386
    I do think it's funny that San Francisco beat out New York. I think a T-shirt is in order.....

    I just read that one of the criteria was the consumption of "manly salty snacks." Not to be homophobic, but that sounds totally gay.
     
  17. flipmode

    flipmode Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2003
    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    65
    or maybe more butch females.
     
  18. MoonDogg

    MoonDogg Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 1999
    Messages:
    5,167
    Likes Received:
    495
    That's the Boulder influence. It comes down from the hills like a cloud of estrogen :D
     
  19. MoonDogg

    MoonDogg Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 1999
    Messages:
    5,167
    Likes Received:
    495
    Like this :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. TraJ

    TraJ Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 1999
    Messages:
    2,089
    Likes Received:
    2
    Lucy?
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now