Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Detroit named No. 1 sports city

In spite of a certain football team that shall remain nameless right now, this has happened...

DETROIT -- With three of its four major franchises advancing deep into the playoffs, Detroit has been named North America's top sports city by the Sporting News.

The magazine named the Motor City No. 1 in its 2007 annual ranking, which was published in editions that hit newsstands Wednesday.

"Although it didn't bring home a title like some cities, Detroit benefits from having a full complement of very good teams and terrific fans to cheer them on," executive editor Bob Hille said in a written statement.

To beat out Chicago is quite an honor. WTG Motown!