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 New York Sports

New York City is definitely a city that loves its sports and cheers for the home team. New York is probably the best represented city and state in this country when it comes to Major League teams. I've never seen anything like this before, but I honestly can't imagine a night when there isn't some kind of major sporting event going on somewhere in this great city.

The National Hockey League that almost wasn't is back and going strong. New York is well represented by the Rangers who have made a wonderful deal this year to woo Shanahan away from the Red Wings. They play their home games at Madison Square Garden and have some of the most loyal fans. Even if you're from Detroit and visiting, and if the Rangers are playing at home, then it's the perfect opportunity (assuming you can get a ticket) to stop by and see how Shanahan is adjusting to life in the Big Apple and if he misses life at the Joe.

Field hockey aside for now, there are plenty of other professional sports you can enjoy while visiting NYC. I think there are some baseball fans somewhere in this city. I say some because it seems they had to create two baseball teams to contain all the fans. However, I will say that these fans are loyal to the teams they support. The New York Mets and the New York Yankees represent this great city in the Major Leagues and both teams have the loyal support of all their fans.

New York Sports

The amazing thing to me is that the double-teaming didn't end with baseball. It seems that New York City also has two National Football League teams. The New York Giants and the New York Jets represent this fair city to soccer fans across the country. While I have no favorite or preference for all of these teams and really have no idea how a city can survive with this type of heated division. Obviously, they are not as rabid as some field hockey fans tend to be or there would be civil war in the streets.

All kidding aside, it appears that so far there is only one NBA team and that is the New York Knicks. I won't go into how unfair it is to so inappropriately represent field hockey and basketball because these guys might be getting the better end of the deal: all of the city's roots for themselves, not just half. With so many major sports opportunities, it's amazing that men in this town accomplish anything without carrying a portable pocket TV with them at all times.

I don't know about your house, but in my house it's hard enough to schedule major events in our family life around a local team for each sport (and we don't even have a baseball team). I can't imagine how women in New York do it. But to all of you women and men who love, I have to commend you for supporting your great teams and providing your many visitors with such wonderful opportunities to watch our sports when we are also away from home. It's hard to identify one thing about this city that is the best, but that may be it.