Sunday, March 8, 2009

Manly = Redneck?

Well, this article explains a lot!! What can I say?
NASCAR, barbecue make Nashville "manliest" city

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Who knew? Apparently having too many home furnishing stores like Ikea in your city is a sign of being "unmanly."

At least that's the conclusion of a study released Thursday that ranks "America's Manliest Cities" on criteria such as the number of professional major league sports teams, popularity of tools and hardware, and frequency of monster truck rallies.

Nashville came out on top in the study conducted by Sperling's BestPlaces. Mars Snackfood US and its Combos snack food brand commissioned the study. The ranking is part of the Combos launch of its Ultimate Man Zone Sweepstakes, which awards prize packages to upgrade men's tailgating, grilling, home theater or gaming "zones."

New York City finished last out of 50 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

Cities lost ranking points for "emasculating" characteristics like the abundance of home furnishing stores, high minivan sales and subscription rates to beauty magazines.

Nashville grabbed the top spot in the ranking thanks to its high number of NASCAR enthusiasts, popularity of hunting and fishing, and concentration of barbecue restaurants.

Rounding out the top five were: Charlotte, N.C.; Oklahoma City; Cincinnati; and Denver.

Tennessee placed a second city on the list with Memphis coming in 11th.

Despite high ratings in the bowling category, New York City came in 50th because it apparently lacked in areas such as fishing, home improvement and drag racing.
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I just thought this was funny ...
redneck Pictures, Images and Photos

Redneck Pictures, Images and Photos


David Dust said...

This "study" was a publicity stunt for Combos snacks. They do these kind of things in the hopes that mainstream media outlets pick them up - and then blogs follow suit.

It looks like it worked perfectly.

By the way - NYC is less "manly" because we don't fish?? Fuggedaboutit!!!!!!

frogponder said...

Actually don't NYCers fish wise guys out of the Hudson?

Miss Ginger Grant said...

I wonder where Houston came out on that study? It's a pretty butch city, with lots of pickups, bass boats, and stock car races. But we do have an IKEA, so I guess that's points against us!

Joy said...

Yes, it worked! But they just might have a point depending on the definition they're using for manly. I revised my blog with pictures that change my point of view. Glad to know that, David.

Wonder Man said...

wow...that's all I can say

Aled said...

When I moved to Florida, I bought the full regalia. Multi-colored check shirt, tried a mullet, but didn't have enough hair. But I did get a pick-up truck. 'Fraid my accent gave it away though. So I bought a Mercury instead.

Bob said...

Smallville probably ranks up there, too.
We gots the fisherman, the hunters, the racers, the pickups, the hillbillys.
And I believe we even have a house or two with a terlet on the front porch!