Superbowl Sunday is upon us! The San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens will brawl for it all today. But no matter who wins today’s game, which city wins at the game of life? Here’s a few subcats and stats I tracked down to help you decide.
We all hope to see Ray Lewis murder someone, IN the game this time, but when it comes to real murder, which city is killin it?
On a 2013 list of the top 30 most dangerous cities in America, according to the FBI, Baltimore showed up at #9, with 1,417 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
San Francisco DIDN’T MAKE THE LIST, but its next door neighbor Oakland was in fourth place with 1,683 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and 26.3 murders per 100,000 people over the last year. Ironic that Oakland is so ‘crimey’ but the Raiders can’t beat anybody.
If crime doesn’t tickle your fancy, then maybe a good appetizer will. According to a 2012 article by Travel + Leisure Magazine, San Francisco is the #2 best city for ‘foodies’ while Baltimore lobsters in at #30. Looks like San Fran literally covers the spread in this category. Read here.
3. FITNESS AND FATNESS
The players on the field are the epitome of fitness, except for the Offensive Lineman who are the epitome of fitness and fatness. But, off the gridiron, which city is pumping iron, and which city is just pumping themselves full of fat?
A’la MENS FITNESS magazine, Baltimore labors in as the #8 Fattest city in the U.S., while San Francisco labors in as the #2 Fittest city in the U.S. So depending on if you like buns of steele, or cinna-buns, these cities can provide.
Based on these few categories, it looks like San Fran is the safer place to enjoy a really good meal before you go to the gym. And Baltimore is a place where you may need to keep the knife from your crappy restaurant to defend yourself from violence. Interesting how Baltimore can rank high in violence, but low in fitness. I guess thugs aren’t taking care of their physiques these days.
Having visited both, I would choose San Francisco as a more enjoyable city, across the board. With so much to see and do, and so much hip energy, S.F. is a city with a lot going on. Baltimore, on the other hand, is a good city to get a seafood bisque and take an armored car tour.
Nonetheless, enjoy the BIG GAME.
Not since Hulk Hogan has an energetic blond captured America's hearts and television screens like eight year-old Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson) did this past year.
Her hit TV show 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' had viewers clamoring to absorb every 'redneckognizing' moment, and media motormouths shifting into high gear to debate whether the show was Must See TV, or exploitation of a mentally challenged youth. BUT, is HONEY BOO BOO the most famous 'BOO' of all time? I don't think so. Here's the TOP TEN 'BOOS' of ALL TIME.
Number 10: Ever heard of Boo King? Me neither. That's why this beast of the bush league raceways is our number ten. His website
states: "Boo has had a lot of fun racing and hopes to have a lot more. He intends to race until he can’t shift anymore." Here he is in adult shorts next to his cruiser, the Banana Flyer. Those shorts get any shorter and they can be called banana flyers as well. Nice calves?
Number 9: Coming in at numero nuevo its the dreamy teen king of DVD's and TV Films, Boo Boo Stewart. Not only is this eighteen year old got acting chops, but he's also a musician, opening for Miley Cyrus and the Jo Bros. Another talent is his martial arts skills. If you think karate is cool. Its debatable, but most people dont think so. Either way, when it comes to show biz, Boo Boo is kicking butt. But he should probably kick his bangs out of his face when he takes a pic. Or should a dude even have bangs?
Number 8: Next on the Boo Board, he may not catch as many young babes as Number 9, but he's scored alot on another field of play; it's our first athlete, and the 8th most popular Boo of all time, former NFL tight end, Boo Williams.
Boo was a standout at the University of Arkansas, and played five seasons in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants. He is still heavily involved in athletics, organizing youth AAU Summer Leagues and Tournaments. Check it out here.
Number 7: He's our first animal, and our first animation, the number seven Boo of all time is Boo Boo Bear. He was the slick little bow-tied bear of no specific sex or sexual orientation who was always giving Yogi good, but unheeded, advice. He was a damn lovable little creature. And probably should have had a spin-off show. But you can't feel that bad for him, hell, he's a drawing.
Number 6: This Boo may have failed out of college, after one year of studying 'grass science', but he got his education out on the real greens. Its professional golfer Boo Weekly. Though he doesn't update his blog much, and he hasn't had many PGA wins, you can never count a golfer out. So we didn't count him out of our list.
Number 5: This trick flippin hipster has got sliderail swag for days. He's the baddest thing on four wheels on this list since Boo King (the racecar driver). A cali-kid who might be the most stylish skater on cement. And according to his twitter, he was eating shrimp earlier today.
Number 4: Coming in at numero quatro on the Boo Board, its the most boo-tiful of all the boos. A boo that is adored by men and gals alike... our pajama'ed precocious pint sized star of the silver screen, and the second animated character on our list, Boo from Monsters Inc. And in case you forgot her screen stealing capabilities. Here she is:
Number3: He's my personal favorite Boo of all time, and if Honey Boo Boo hadn't come along, he would surely be higher on this list; it's the troubled soul of every child's high school reading list, BOO RADLEY. Sure he doesn't dress well, and has Vitamin D issues, but the pale prince un-charming came to the rescue of Too Kill a Mockingbird's Jem and Scout when they needed him most.
Number 2: Here she is. A spot shy of being the head honch-stress on this list, Alana Thompson, otherwise known as Honey Boo Boo. She is the new pride of Georgia now that Chipper Jones has retired and Andruw Jones is having 'spousal issues'. The only thing jucier than the life and times of Honey Boo Boo in that state, is their prized fruit mascot,the peach.
Number 1: And... the Number One 'Boo' is..... Boo the Pomeranian. Sure this pup doesn't have the TV presence of Number 2 on the list, but she is loved around the world, doesn't have talk shows debating her mental wellness, and may actually behave better than Number 2. Boo the Pomeranian also has two books he's 'authored' and millions of youtube hits, and darnit he's just too dang handsome not to be the Number 1 Boo of All Time.