The Sporting News came out with its annual list of best sports cities and Gainesville checked in at No. 41. That’s pretty good when you consider we have no pro sports.
We finished ahead of Kansas City, Jacksonville, San Francisco and Seattle, all cities with NFL franchises. Kind of.
Finishing last among the 399 cities that were ranked was Auburn, N.Y. I’ll take the magazine’s word for it.
Pittsburgh was ranked No. 1 with Philly, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles filling out the top five. The highest-ranking city without a pro franchise was No. 38 Austin, Texas.