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Re: Myths/Misconceptions - Sports Edition
« Reply #50 on: June 16, 2021, 10:12:14 AM »

If Kevin Dyson scored the Titans would have won the Super Bowl.
Similarly, the Seahawks would have won if they ran the ball.

Or if the Packers made the right choice to go for the TD rather than kicking the FG.
Confirmation bias is a hell of a drug.

I don't like to second guess a coach but those were incredibly stupid plays.  In the "play it safe" NFL where you generally take the route of least resistance to avoid criticism those were stupid moves.
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Re: Myths/Misconceptions - Sports Edition
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2021, 11:27:55 AM »

Misconception: Most of the "big four" sports are all located in the same cities.
Reality: There are 46 US cities with at least one major league franchise, and only 12 cities have a team from all four major leagues.

Anyone want to try guessing the 12 cities without cheating?  :biggrin:
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Re: Myths/Misconceptions - Sports Edition
« Reply #52 on: June 18, 2021, 11:43:53 AM »

Misconception: Most of the "big four" sports are all located in the same cities.
Reality: There are 46 US cities with at least one major league franchise, and only 12 cities have a team from all four major leagues.

Anyone want to try guessing the 12 cities without cheating?  :biggrin:

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Detroit
Chicago
Minneapolis
Miami
Denver
Dallas
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Phoenix
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Re: Myths/Misconceptions - Sports Edition
« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2021, 12:14:44 PM »

... only 12 cities have a team from all four major leagues.

Anyone want to try guessing the 12 cities without cheating?  :biggrin:

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Detroit
Chicago
Minneapolis
Miami
Denver
Dallas
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Phoenix

Very close!

All correct except San Francisco (it doesn't have an NHL team). Washington DC is the one you were missing.
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Re: Myths/Misconceptions - Sports Edition
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2021, 12:22:53 PM »

... only 12 cities have a team from all four major leagues.

Anyone want to try guessing the 12 cities without cheating?  :biggrin:

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Detroit
Chicago
Minneapolis
Miami
Denver
Dallas
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Phoenix

Very close!

All correct except San Francisco (it doesn't have an NHL team). Washington DC is the one you were missing.
I did forget Washington, but the Bay Area has all 4 major sports so I only made a minor error.
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Re: Myths/Misconceptions - Sports Edition
« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2021, 12:23:20 PM »

... only 12 cities have a team from all four major leagues.

Anyone want to try guessing the 12 cities without cheating?  :biggrin:

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Detroit
Chicago
Minneapolis
Miami
Denver
Dallas
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Phoenix

Very close!

All correct except San Francisco (it doesn't have an NHL team). Washington DC is the one you were missing.

If you go by city proper instead of by metro area, it's only:
Philadelphia
Detroit
Chicago
Denver
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Re: Myths/Misconceptions - Sports Edition
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2021, 12:24:41 PM »

... only 12 cities have a team from all four major leagues.

Anyone want to try guessing the 12 cities without cheating?  :biggrin:

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Detroit
Chicago
Minneapolis
Miami
Denver
Dallas
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Phoenix

Very close!

All correct except San Francisco (it doesn't have an NHL team). Washington DC is the one you were missing.

If you go by city proper instead of by metro area, it's only:
Philadelphia
Detroit
Chicago
Denver
Of course itís worth noting how influential Philadelphia was (and still is) with their South Philadelphia Sports Complex.
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Re: Myths/Misconceptions - Sports Edition
« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2021, 12:37:11 PM »

... only 12 cities have a team from all four major leagues.

Anyone want to try guessing the 12 cities without cheating?  :biggrin:

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Detroit
Chicago
Minneapolis
Miami
Denver
Dallas
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Phoenix

Very close!

All correct except San Francisco (it doesn't have an NHL team). Washington DC is the one you were missing.

If you go by city proper instead of by metro area, it's only:
Philadelphia
Detroit
Chicago
Denver
Chicago might leave the list if Arlington Heights happens.
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Re: Myths/Misconceptions - Sports Edition
« Reply #58 on: June 18, 2021, 01:06:31 PM »

... only 12 cities have a team from all four major leagues.

Anyone want to try guessing the 12 cities without cheating?  :biggrin:

Boston
New York
Philadelphia
Detroit
Chicago
Minneapolis
Miami
Denver
Dallas
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Phoenix

Very close!

All correct except San Francisco (it doesn't have an NHL team). Washington DC is the one you were missing.

If you go by city proper instead of by metro area, it's only:
Philadelphia
Detroit
Chicago
Denver
Chicago might leave the list if Arlington Heights happens.
Right, and thatíd make it three like that Agatha Christie story you may have heard of (itís okay if you havenít though).
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