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The Ultimate Standings

from Business Wire,

When it comes to paying fans back for their investment of time, money and passion, the New Orleans Saints are No. 1 out of all major league sports franchises, according to this year’s ESPN The Magazine Ultimate Standings; Los Angeles Clippers are ranked last for the second year in a row. The Ultimate Standings, driven by research and fan feedback, looks at MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL franchises’ affordability, bang for the buck, coaching, fan relations, ownership, players, stadium experience and title track to establish a ranking of all 122….

Top 10 Overall Franchises
1. New Orleans Saints
2. Orlando Magic
3. Los Angeles Angels
4. Indianapolis Colts
5. Pittsburgh Penguins
6. Tampa Bay Rays
7. San Antonio Spurs
8. Detroit Red Wings
9. Green Bay Packers
10. Cleveland Cavaliers


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Yeah for Pens!

Posted by penguinsfan on 06/30/10 at 04:33 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Detroit rates below Pitt because of The Joe.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 06/30/10 at 04:54 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

I’m glad to see two NHL teams in the top ten as well as three of the next six (Capitals at 11, Sharks at 12, Blackhawks at 16).

Hockey needs gates and showing value to coming out to the arena is how to get that.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/30/10 at 04:58 PM ET

Lindas1st's avatar

Yeah the Igloo was such a “state of the art’ building. hmmm

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 06/30/10 at 05:00 PM ET

Tony's avatar

Incredible that they have the Pirates ranked higher than 40 franchises !!

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 06/30/10 at 05:30 PM ET


I agree with you Tony, though I’m sure PNC has a lot to do with that.

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 06/30/10 at 05:58 PM ET

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