Thursday, March 05, 2009


Congrats Nashville: we're a manly city.

A study came out today ranking the 50 largest cities in America in order of manliness. Who knew that apparently having too many home furnishing stores like Ikea in your city is a sign of being "unmanly." The study looked at criteria including the number of professional major league sports teams, popularity of tools and hardware and frequency of monster truck rallies. And lucky Nashville, we came out on top. Putting us over the edge were the abundance of NASCAR enthusiasts, popularity of hunting and fishing, and concentration of barbecue restaurants. See Clay and Wes? You would TOTALLY fit in here.

Funnily enough, cities lost points for "emasculating" characteristics like the abundance of home furnishing stores, high minivan sales and subscription rates to beauty magazines. Rounding out the top five were: Charlotte, Oklahoma City, Cincinnati, and Denver. Memphis came in 11th. Birmingham was 23rd and Atlanta 32nd. San Francisco was 48th.... ha. Go figure that San Fransisco isn't very manly. And it should come as no surprise that the bottom two finishers were New York City and Tuscaloosa, AL.

For the rest of the list, click here.

PS - I'm kidding about Tuscaloosa. Or am I?


  1. thanks for this. you might be hearing about this article on the show tonight.'re really helping me a lot this week...or at least your blog is....maybe i'll send you some goodies soon!

  2. um that's hilarious. i happen to think you're serious about Tuscaloosa, because it certainly wouldn't be surprising.


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