According to Combos – yes, the cheese filled pretzel snack things – Buffalo ranks as the 35th most manly city in America. We’re more manly (manlier?) than Boston, Miami, New York and Los Angeles, but less manly than Toledo, Dayton, Charlotte and Salt Lake City.
What exactly does this mean? Nothing, of course. The Top 50 Most Manly Cities is a marketing gimmick by Combos. This ‘study,’ as Combos calls it, “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.”
Nashville claimed the top spot in the Combos Manly City rankings as a result of it’s NASCAR enthusiasts, concentration of BBQ restaurants, and hunting and fishing popularity.
The most surprising element of the Combos press release on this Manly City Ranking was the following nugget: COMBOS® – the hearty, pretzel and cracker snack made with real cheese. That’s real cheese in there?!?! Really?