Thursday, September 10, 2009

Question of the Week

Kyle, Lake Zurich, IL
Subj: That town that sports forgot
What’s the largest city in America without a major sports team?

That dubious distinction belongs to Austin, Texas, whose current population of 709,893 makes it the 16th biggest city in America. Incidentally, that’s considerably larger than cities like Seattle, Boston, Denver and Washington, all of which have at least three major sports teams. Luckily, Austinites still manage to enjoy their fair share of sporting events thanks to the University of Texas, which is conveniently located in the heart of the city. Austin is also home to a number of minor league franchises including the Toros, the Ice Bats, the Wranglers and the Round Rock Express.