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Ohio: A Reds State

Posted by Lori Schmidt September 25, 2013 0 Comments
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ESPN the Magazine is back ranking all the 122 franchises of the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. How do Ohio’s teams fare?

The big takeaway is the Reds are considered the top team in every category, except coaching, where Terry Francona’s Indians are the winner.

Also notable is the Blue Jackets huge jump from 116 overall to 46. (You can see the rest of the 2012 rankings here.)

Bang for the Buck: Reds (19), Indians (24), Bengals (26), Blue Jackets (31), Browns (86), Cavs (103)

Fan Relations: Reds (17), Cavs (47), Blue Jackets (46), Indians (65), Browns (110), Bengals (116)

Ownership: Reds (9), Cavs (54), Blue Jackets (60), Indians (95), Browns (117), Bengals (102)

Affordability: Reds (9), Indians (17), Cavs (30), Blue Jackets (44), Browns (80), Bengals (87)

Stadium Experience: Reds (16), Indians (37), Blue Jackets (30), Cavs (38), Browns (107), Bengals (114)

Players’ effort and likeability: Reds (26), Indians (54), Blue Jackets (55), Cavs (78), Bengals (82), Browns (101)

Coaching: Indians (22), Blue Jackets (63), Reds (79), Bengals (81), Cavs (82), Browns (106)

Championships won or expected in a fan’s lifetime: Reds (42), Cavs (90), Blue Jackets (93), Bengals (98), Indians (99), Browns (117)

Overall: Reds (11), Indians (44), Blue Jackets (46), Cavs (60), Bengals (96), Browns (109)