Which city produces the mostÂ pro football players?Â Either all-time or the modern era, it’s the same place.
It may not be our national pastime, but football is probably the most-followed sport in America.Â Itâ€™s certainly got the biggest single game â€“ pigskin fanatic or not, chances are youâ€™ll be watching the Super Bowl this Sunday.
Cities that can lay claim to the title of Super Bowl Champion change every year, but are there places where football excellence has been consistent for decades?
We wondered too, and thought about what it means to be a great football town. We decided itâ€™s more than wins and losses, attendance, and championships. Heck, maybe there isnâ€™t even an NFL team in town.Â More importantly, itâ€™s where thereâ€™s touch games in the street, an old tire to throw to in every yard, and families spend their weekends at the Pop Warner field.
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October!Â The most special month of the year for every baseball fan.Â The World Series determines the best baseball team, but did you ever wonder which place can lay claim to the best baseball city?
We wondered too, and thought about what it means to be a great baseball town.Â We decided itâ€™s more than wins and losses, attendance, and championships.Â Itâ€™s where thereâ€™s a batting cage in every backyard, kids sleep with their mitts, and families spend their entire weekend at the Little League field.
We realized that every big-league ballplayer represents thousands of kids who once dreamed playing in the Big Show.
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Our Best Cities for Military Retirement and Second Careers study is a making a big splash in the media.Â The team at Fleishman-Hillard PR orchestrated a great campaign forÂ our USAA-sponsored study.
AÂ big front-page above-the-fold feature in USA Today:Â Job-Seeking Veterans.
Forbes.com featured a two-page story and a slide show, and the American Morning show on CNN spent overÂ four minutes discussing our results.
Articles on news sitesÂ across the country:
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The results of our newest study were released today on the CBS show, Sunday Morning.Â Louisville, KY earned the top spot of Most Sleepless City, and Honolulu residentsÂ got the best rest in our study of insomnia.
(see the video clip on CBS)
OurÂ new study ranks the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, home to fully half of the U.S. population.Â The Sperling study analyzes over 400,000 responses from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (the worldâ€™s largest telephone survey, conducted annually by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and also considers factors contributing to poor sleep,
such as joblessness, divorce, and lengthy commuting.
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