brni (brni) wrote,

America's Manliest Cities

Yes, apparently someone had to do it.

COMBOS(R) Brand Releases Manliest Cities in America Rankings With Nashville at Top and New York at Bottom.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Step aside men of Motown, Sin City and the Big Apple. Nashville now ranks as the manliest city in America. Mars Snackfood US announced today the release of "America's Manliest Cities" - a study commissioned by COMBOS® Brand in partnership with Bert Sperling, the research expert behind the popular "Best Places to Live" studies.

Via the "America's Manliest Cities" study, COMBOS® - the hearty, pretzel and cracker snack made with real cheese - examines what makes a city manly and then ranks 50 major metropolitan areas using criteria such as number of professional major league sports teams, popularity of tools and hardware and frequency of monster truck rallies. Cities also lose ranking points for emasculating characteristics like the abundance of home furnishing stores, high minivan sales and subscription rates to beauty magazines.

The mayor of Washington D.C. (ranked 45th out of 50) declined comment, but a woman on the street interviewed by NPR suggested: "sounds like they're confusing 'manly' with 'redneck.'"

The Village Voice suggested that the COMBOS PR team announce their findings in a press conference in East New York, "after which they can defend their findings in a spirited exchange."
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