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Sports markets

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dude, May 27, 2009.

  1. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    A question for all of you.

    I'm doing a list of cities or markets which have won more than one sports championships, among the supposed four major championships within the same calendar year.

    Would you put teams in Los Angeles or Anaheim (Lakers and Angels each won titles in 2002) on the list as being in the same market? Or would you make a complete distinction between the two?

  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Same market, as evidenced by the name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim... or whatevahthefuck
  3. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Cleveland will not be on your list.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    So, is this the list?

    2004 -- Boston (Red Sox, Patriots)
    2002 -- Los Angeles (Angels, Lakers)
    1988 -- Los Angeles (Dodgers, Lakers)
    1979 -- Pittsburgh (Pirates, Steelers)
    1956 -- New York (Yankees, Giants)
    1952 -- Detroit (Lions, Red Wings)
    1928 -- New York (Yankees, Rangers)
    1927 -- New York (Yankees, Giants)

    There are several other finalists/champions (such as 49ers/Giants in '89, Lakers/Raiders in '84, 76ers/Phillies in '83, 76ers/Phillies in '80 or Browns/Indians in '54), but are there any other two-sport champions?
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Which is it? Cities or markets? There is a distinction.
  6. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    The Patriots third title was actually won in the 2005 calendar year so I would omit that one from my list. It's a technicality I guess, but I'm trying to stay consistent.

    This is the list I have so far (excluding 2002):

    1956-Yankees/Giants (NFL)
    1952-Detroit-Red Wings/Lions
    1938-New York-Yankees/Giants (NFL)
    1933-New York-Rangers/Giants (MLB)
    1928-New York-Rangers-Yankees
  7. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    I guess my question is, if you were composing such a list, would you make the distinction.
  8. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    The Patriots' second title was won in the 2004 calendar year. You should include it.

    I forgot Jets-Mets. Freudian slip [/baltimore native] :D
  9. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    You're right. Thanks.
  10. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    How are you handling Super Bowls? Because I'd imagine there are a few scenarios like the 1970 Orioles and Colts...both won titles from that season, but the Colts won the Super Bowl shortly into the next year.
  11. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    He seems to be handling it in "calendar years," Martin.

    And good call on those three in the 1930s. First time I went through the list, I was rounding up a year for football championships won in January and missed them. Forgot their final games were played in December back then.
  12. Dude

    Dude Active Member

    Another question. What about the Devils? They won the Cup in 2000, the same year as the Yankees won their last World Series.

    I know, I know. Any self respecting Devils fan would blow his/her top being considered a New Yorker, but if the Giants and Jets play in New Jersey....
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