Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pittsburgh: Best Pro Sports Year Ever?

You KNOW I love a good superlative. "Best Year Ever For a Pro Sports City" is a pretty good one, and Carl Bialik makes a pretty good case for Pittsburgh 2009 (Steelers, Penguins) in the WSJ.

I will say this: If you expand it beyond pro sports to include college cities, I think you could make a case that Gainesville, Florida 2006 was better: College basketball champ AND college football champ in the same year, the first time that has ever happened in college history.

-- D.S.

PS: And if you want to quibble and say that the hoops title was sorta/kinda technically the 2005-2006 season and the football title was the 2006 (ending in 2007) season, then let's just count Gainesville's SECOND NCAA hoops title, which bookended the football title in 2007.

1 comment:

Mike said...

come on. 2004 for boston was so much better. Yes, the New England Patriots don't play in Boston but that doesn't mean they aren't a Boston team. And the Red Sox in 2004. Let's not hate on that.