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Is Vegas really the worst city for football fans?

Las Vegas: The worst city for football fans?
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Silly city-ranking lists are a dime a dozen, but last week we received one we simply couldn’t ignore: WalletHub’s “in-depth analysis of 2015’s best and worst cities for football fans,” which put Las Vegas at No. 142 … among 142 cities.

So the only place in the U.S. that legally permits football betting (see: Sunday’s reported $116 million Super Bowl handle, for example)—and upon which hordes descend each weekend to view games in sports books and bars—ranks behind Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, as the absolute worst city for football fans? Hmm.

When reached for explanation, a WalletHub rep explained that the poll’s methodology didn’t take factors like betting into account when ranking, focusing instead on the performance of and attendance for cities’ NFL and college teams. To which we say, WalletHub’s panel needs to a) adopt better methodology and b) meet more football fans, say on an average NFL Sunday in Vegas …

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