Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
It wasn't just because of the college programs... what major pro franchises is Gainesville so close to?
The article said "driving distance."
I'll claim ignorance to how far in actual distance Austin is to major franchises. I'm too lazy to google it.
But Gainesville is "driving distance" from the Magic, Jaguars, Bucs, Lightning and Rays. (with in and hour and a half to two hours.)
I won't claim any being as "storied" as the Cowboys, but being at a Bucs game is pretty good, and they have a more recent Super Bowl win. As do the Lightning. (Although obviously not a Super Bowl.)
I've never been to Austin, I hear good things. I don't want it to sound like I'm throwing them under the bus. I said there's a bias, and finished the original post with a question mark.