Saturday, January 31, 2009
Pittsburgh vs. Phoenix.......
It's more than just football....isn't it?
...has sunnier days?
No surprise here. Phoenix averages a high temperature above 80 degrees for 7 months each year (the average is more than 100 for three months)
. ...has cleaner air?
The Steel City's catching up, though: A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that efforts to clean up Pittsburgh air have helped citizens increase their life expectancy by 3.5 years since 1980
.. ...has better sex?
To be fair, it's too cold to take your clothes off in Pittsburgh from December through March.
. ...has fatter paychecks?
According to data from 2008, the average Phoenician home grosses $59,809. Pittsburgh homes average just shy of $43,000
. ...is a debt trap?
Phoenix ranked 78th worst out of the top 100 cities in foreclosures, despite spending less per person on housing
. ...won't throw away your resume?
The unemployment rate in Pittsburgh is 5.4 percent, which is below the national average. And the number actually fell in the fourth quarter of 2008, when the financial crisis struck hardest
. ...is smarter?
It's home to one of the world's top notch universities where there's lots of smart people.....!
. ...should call a cab more often?
Less people drive drunk in Pittsburgh (the city ranked 32nd in DUI arrests; Phoenix ranked 70th), but more die in crashes related to alcohol.
...has worse traffic?
Pittsburghers drive less miles per year than any city but Miami. Which figures: Cardinals fans have to go all the way to Glendale to catch a game
. ...will place more prop bets on Sunday?
Pennsylvania added casino gambling in the same zip code as Heinz Field.
Pittsburgh ranked 99th out of 100 cities
....has the best abs?
Pittsburgh ranked 22nd in the nation in ab-ulousness.
....has the best football team?