Sporting news released their yearly list of the best sports cities in the U.S. and Canada. Dallas ranked 1rst out of 271 cities. Where did New Orleans rank? Or better yet, where did this great city of Lafayette rank?

New Orleans ranked 22nd, which is respectable. However, when you consider Tampa was 10, Miami was 9, and Atlanta was 7, it left me scracthing my head. Talk about terrible attendance for cities that have produced winners in the last year (Rays, Heat, Falcons). However, the criteria is based off more than just attendance.

For the Sporting News' entire list, along with  criteria, and Lafayette's ranking, click here.