4
| Sports |

Miami Doesn't Care About Sports, Maybe Because Our Teams Suck

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Men's Health has stuck us with another label: the least sports obsessed city. 


The mag took into account number of ticket sales and attendance on the pro, college and high school level for baseball, basketball football, and NASCAR as well as memorabilia sales. Miami came in dead last. That's kind of sad considering the Heat, Marlins, and Dolphins have all won championships before -- then again, those teams do have a habit of sinking to embarrassing lows. 

Arlington, TX the Dallas suburb and actual home of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys took top honors. 

Update: Well looky here. ESPN has released a list of all professional sports team in the nation, according to SFBJ, based on eight factors including "how much effort players put in to the game and how likable they are off the field" and "How loyal the franchise's ownership and management has been to core players and the community."

Out of 122 teams, none ranked that high. The Miami Heat ranked 55th, the Dolphins came in 61st. The Marlins ranked 77th, and the Florida Panthers came in 90th (then again, what do you expect from a South Florida hockey team?). 

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.