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Top 15 Sports Cities of 2014

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There are countless passionate sports cities in America and Canada, but there are some that are clearly a cut above the rest. These 15 sports cities take it to the next level when it comes to supporting their teams. To these cities, life centers around sports.

15. Toronto, Canada

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15. Toronto, Canada

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Professional Teams: Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors

Toronto is really growing into a sports city, and how could it not when Drake is part of the fanbase? No joke, he's helped spark an interest in basketball north of the border, and now this fanbase is taking it to the next level.

14. Philadelphia, PA

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14. Philadelphia, PA

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Professional Teams: Eagles, 76ers, Phillies, Flyers

Fans from Philadelphia are notorious for being really obnoxious and pessimistic, but you can't deny their passion. They eat and breath sports, and get behind any team that ends up competing late in the season, no matter the sport.

13. New York City, NY

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13. New York City, NY

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Professional Teams: Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Nets, Rangers, Islanders, Giants, Jets

As crazy as their sports fans and media may be, New York City is still a prime spot for sports in every way. Their fans will get on your nerves, but they really stay informed on all of their teams, which is really impressive.

12. Detroit, MI

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12. Detroit, MI

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Professional Teams: Lions, Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings

A town like Detroit needs to invest in its sports teams in order to get away from the grind of every day. They put that passion 100 percent toward their teams and become extremely passionate.

11. Boston, MA

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11. Boston, MA

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Professional Teams: Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots

The Boston area has gotten plenty of titles recently, as every major sports team has won a championship in the past decade. That's helped an already passionate fanbase become synonymous with winning.

10. Baltimore, MD

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10. Baltimore, MD

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Professional Teams: Orioles, Ravens

Even though Baltimore only has two professional sports teams, they support the heck out of them. The Orioles, who returned to former glory this season, helped bring a fanbase back to its feet for an ALCS run. With both teams having bright futures, Baltimore's fanbase as a whole should be even better eventually.

9. Chicago, IL

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9. Chicago, IL

Chicago Prepares For 2016 Olympics Decision
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Professional Teams: Cubs, White Sox, Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls

Chicago has some of the most passionate fans in all of sports. That they still support the Cubs is proof of that. Also, the Blackhawks have helped them establish a championship pedigree as they prepare for possible title runs from other teams.

8. Los Angeles, CA

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8. Los Angeles, CA

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five
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Professional Teams: Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Angels, Kings

Los Angeles is really becoming a more well-rounded fanbase. They've started to embrace the Kings, even if it's just because they're good; it's still a good sign.

7. Minneapolis, MN

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7. Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Digs Out After Blizzard
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Professional Teams: Wild, Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves

This might be the most underrated fanbase in all of sports. Minneapolis really supports all of their teams, good or bad. They're also a rare city that has experienced the extreme ups and downs in every sport.

6. Washington D.C.

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6. Washington D.C.

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Professional Teams: Redskins, Wizards, Nationals, Capitals

Especially when it comes to the Redskins, Washington D.C. comes out for their teams in droves. Even the Wizards are exciting now, and they have some of the best athletes in sports on each of their teams.

5. Cleveland, OH

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5. Cleveland, OH

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Professional Teams: Cavaliers, Browns, Indians

Who would've thought this time last year that Cleveland would be on this list? With LeBron James coming back and Johnny Manziel making his way to town, Cleveland is buzzing like never before. Now, can they win their first championship in almost 50 years?

4. Green Bay, WI

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4. Green Bay, WI

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Professional Teams: Packers

Cities like Green Bay are what make sports great. They only have one team and they invest all of their rooting time to them. Sure, fans of the Packers are also fans of the Wisconsin Badgers and the Milwaukee Brewers, but the Packers come before anything else.

3. St. Louis, MO

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3. St. Louis, MO

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Professional Teams: Cardinals, Blues,
Rams

The Cardinals are the main calling card for St. Louis, as they're routinely in the playoffs and the city rallies behind them. Even the Blues are starting to draw large crowds as they move up as one of the NHL's elite teams.

2. Denver, CO

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2. Denver, CO

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Professional Teams: Broncos, Avalanche, Nuggets, Rockies

Denver was resurrected as an elite sports town last season, thanks to Peyton Manning's right arm and the Broncos' success. They're no slouches for their other teams either, which makes them one of the top fanbases in sports.

1. Seattle, WA

2005 NFC Championship Game - Carolina Panthers vs Seattle Seahawks - January 22, 2006
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1. Seattle, WA

2005 NFC Championship Game - Carolina Panthers vs Seattle Seahawks - January 22, 2006
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Professional Teams: Seahawks,
Mariners

Rallying behind the Seahawks, Seattle was treated to a great year in sports. Even the Mariners were competitive. They've proven to be a voracious basketball town when they've had a team, and an NHL team could be headed to town within the next few years as well.