Re: 2012-2013 Bengals Discussion
Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan
That's easy. Here are a few, outside of the obvious like NYC, Boston, etc.:
Just look at Denver, a market barely larger than Cincinnati with absolutely zero in the way of surrounding population (so it's a wash), and they averaged 32,475 this past season for the woefully pathetic joke known as the Colorado Rockies, which was FAR, FAR BETTER
than the Reds, who finished with the second best record in baseball.
And they sell out every Broncos game and rake in the fans for the Nuggets and Avs too.
And again, before anyone starts crying that Denver is a lot larger than Cincinnati (it's not), here are the latest MSA rankings:
I still think if you lived in those cities, you'd have a different perspective. Fans are the same everywhere. Also, I don't think attendance is the only measure to evaluate a sports town. Weren't the Reds at the top of MLB in TV ratings? I think it's impressive that Bengals fans have continued to support the franchise the way they do. It's hard to compare that to Denver, which has been to six Super Bowls and won two of them.
Also, you fail to mention Xavier basketball, which routinely fills the Cintas Center.
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