Post Reply Why does New York City have so many sports teams?
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Posted 7/1/15
As far as I know, New York City is the only city with more than one sports team from each of the Big Four professional sports leagues.

MLB: Yankees, Mets
NFL: Giants, Jets
NBA: Knicks, Nets
NHL: Rangers, Islanders, Devils

That's even more sports teams than the San Francisco Bay Area or even the Los Angeles area has. Why does New York City have so many sports teams? Also, do you think New York City has too many sports teams?
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Posted 7/1/15 , edited 7/1/15
NYC is the most populous city in the United States and one of the great cultural capitals of the world. The New York Metropolitan Area (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau) is nearly three times the size of the San Francisco Bay Area. As for Los Angeles, this is mostly owed to the fact that their two NFL teams (Rams and Raiders) both departed in 1995. The NFL has dragged their heels getting new teams in there, in large part due to the overwhelming prosperity of pro football in spite of this.
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Posted 7/1/15
The Devils are in New Jersey.
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23 / M / The Land of the Free
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Posted 7/1/15

CalifCat wrote:

The Devils are in New Jersey.


So are the Giants and the Jets. However, if you go to any New York Islander's team page on espn.com, you will see the Giants, Jets, and Devils listed under "NYC Area Teams".
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Posted 7/1/15
Because we can't decide who sucks more. No offense to the fans reading this.
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Posted 7/1/15 , edited 7/1/15
Well once they win a trophy of some sort, you bet the correct state they are named after will claim them as their own.
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Posted 7/1/15
Not only is New York itself highly populated but there are a lot of other populous cities within driving distance. I mean, who would you rather support; the New york Jets? Or the Connecticut Jets?

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Posted 7/1/15
It's a big and heavily populated city. Kind of like Toronto up here in Canada. They have a large number of sports teams as well.

It makes for some REALLY good sports rivalries though, so I have no problem with it. All those New York nighttime talk shows dissing New Jersey is hilarious.

I'd also like to point out New York has two MLS teams as well.
Posted 7/1/15
Because we're better than all of you.
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Posted 7/1/15
Simple ,there's a huge market.
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