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Miami and Oklahoma City, which are beginning their NBA Finals battle Tuesday, now have another reason for competition.
The home of the Thunder was named “America’s Manliest City” in a study released by Mars Chocolate North America. The Magic City ranked No. 36 of 50, but did rank higher in overall sports culture.
“The results don’t lie: the manliest place to be is the city they call ‘OKC,’” said Craig Hall, general manager of Mars Chocolate North America. “From its stellar hoops team to its love of pickup trucks, Oklahoma City exemplifies the best of being a man.”
The methodology of the rankings was developed by Bert Sperling, the research expert who also developed studies like “Best Places to Live.”
He ranked the cities’ manliness on factors such as the number of improvement stores, steakhouses and manly occupations per capita. The study said a high concentration of nail salons or shopping boutiques relative to population could make a city more "girly."
Other Florida cities that made the list were Jacksonville at No. 11, Tampa at 16 and Orlando at 28. San Diego rounded out the rankings at No. 50.