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America's 50 Manliest Cities Listed

(AP) - A listing of America's 50 manliest cities ranks Chicago at number 46. But don't feel too bad, guys. Chi-town beat out Los Angeles and New York. In fact, New York comes in last.

The ranking says Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo make the top 10 for manliness based on criteria such as the number of major league sports teams, popularity of tools and hardware and frequency of monster truck rallies.

Nashville, Tenn., comes out on top in the study by Sperling's BestPlaces and commissioned as part of a promotion for Combos snacks made by Mars Snackfood US.

Charlotte, N.C., is second, followed by Oklahoma City and then fourth-place Cincinnati. Columbus is seventh and Toledo 10th.

Dayton is manly enough for 15th and Cleveland ranks No. 19.

New York City finished last out of 50 major U.S. metropolitan areas.

The 'Manliest Cities'

1. Nashville, Tenn.

2. Charlotte, N.C.

3. Oklahoma City

4. Cincinnati

5. Denver

6. St. Louis

7. Columbus

8. Kansas City, Mo.

9. Indianapolis

10. Toledo

11. Memphis, Tenn.

12. Richmond, Va.

13. Columbia, S.C.

14. Orlando, Fla.

15. Dayton

16. Salt Lake City

17. Milwaukee

18. Minneapolis

19. Cleveland

20. Detroit

21. Jacksonville, Fla.

22. Phoenix

23. Birmingham, Ala.

24. Grand Rapids, Mich.

25. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.

26. Harrisburg, Pa.

27. New Orleans

28. Las Vegas

29. Pittsburgh

30. Philadelphia

31. Louisville, Ky.

32. Atlanta

33. Providence, R.I.

34. Dallas

35. Buffalo, N.Y.

36. Rochester, N.Y.

37. Baltimore

38. Boston

39. Houston

40. Seattle

41. Sacramento, Calif.

42. Miami

43. San Diego

44. Oakland, Calif.

45. Washington, D.C.

46. Chicago

47. Portland, Ore.

48. San Francisco

49. Los Angeles

50. New York

Comments

tarx
Mar. 8th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
'Manly' is highly relative, ut suffice it to say that the standard notion is not what we fly by.

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