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.