As befitting any world city, Metropolis is represented by teams in all major-league sports.
All this has not escaped the attention of those who control other major-league sports.
Four of those on the list own major-league sports franchises.
Bill White was the first African-American to do play-by-play regularly for a major-league sports team.
No matter what Bettman says, it has the very real potential to splinter, to become the former Yugoslavia of major-league sports.
With no major-league professional sports teams in the state, athletics at the three state universities are followed intensely.
In the Stern era, franchise values have rocketed faster than in any major-league sport.
Indeed, by cannibalizing from other sources of local entertainment, major-league sports may actually reduce the net income of residents.
Attendance is rising despite the draw of Denver's four major-league sports teams.
Las Vegas does not have major-league sports, although the metropolitan population is as large or larger than many cities that have them.