It's not just about championships.
Our Best Sports City rankings, which look at the 12 months from roughly October 2007 to October 2008, are based on point values assigned to various categories, including but not limited to won-lost records, postseason appearances, applicable power ratings, number of teams and attendance.
For more, see the new edition of Sporting News Magazine, which is on newsstands this week.
2008 SPORTING NEWS BEST SPORTS CITIES1. Boston
2. Detroit + Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti
3. Dallas-Fort Worth
4. New York