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Philly football fans are unhappiest city in NFL

This came to our Inbox the other day, and we figured what else would cheer people up on another snowy day but a survey about how depressed the football fans are in Philadelphia.

Philly football fans are unhappiest city in NFL

This came to our Inbox the other day, and we figured what else would cheer people up on another snowy day but a survey about how depressed the football fans are in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia was named the unhappiest pro football city, according to an analysis by Avvo, which offers free ratings and profiles for 90 percent of licensed doctors and lawyers in the U.S.

We were followed by Atlanta, Cincinnati, Houston and San Diego in the Top 5.

According to a press release, Avvo evaluated just the 14 NFL cities that have never won a Super Bowl, basing the rankings on a variety of factors including psychiatrists per capita, unemployment rate, heavy drinking, adults with hypertension, and average commuting time to and from work.

Here is the list:

1. Philadelphia

2. Atlanta

3. Cincinnati

4. Houston

5. San Diego

6. Detroit

7. Jacksonville

8. Cleveland

9. Charlotte

10. Seattle

11. Phoenix

12. Buffalo

13. Nashville

14. Minneapolis

In case you are wondering, here is how this was determined:  Avvo reviewed data in the 14 NFL cities that have never won a Super Bowl. In each of five equally weighted categories, cities were ranked first to last. Statistics used to establish the rankings included: psychiatrists per capita (Avvo), unemployment rate (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), heavy drinking defined as two or more drinks a day for men and at least one drink a day for women (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System), average commuting time to and from work (U.S. Census Bureau) adults with hypertension (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) and average yearly sunshine (National Climatic Data Center and Weatherbase).

 

 

 

 

 


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