Study: Nashville edges Charlotte as nation's 'manliest city'

Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 1:17pm
Staff reports

Nashvillians — specifically, men — are on top again.

A study commissioned by the makers of the pretzel-based snack Combos found Nashville is the “manliest” city in the United States. The results, released Thursday, used metrics such as a city’s number of home improvement stores, steakhouses, “manly occupations” and motorcycles per capita.   

“For the second time in three years, Nashville, Tenn. owns the top spot, after briefly surrendering its position atop the mountain of manliness to Charlotte, N.C., in 2010,” the reports reads. “Nashville can thank its love of rodeo events, pickup trucks and home improvement for its No. 1 ranking as the Music City dominated the ‘manly lifestyle’ category.”

Rounding out the top five of the ranking’s top 50 in order are Charlotte, N.C.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Columbia, S.C. The least manly cities, according to the study, are Rochester, N.Y.; Oakland, Calif.; San Francisco; San Diego; and Los Angeles.


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6 Comments on this post:

By: JeffF on 9/1/11 at 12:56

Good day for having the ugly slut walkers in town. Since we have been properly titled we no longer have to go leer at "women" dressed as sluts that no one would normally want to look at anyway.

Way to go MEN of Nashville.

By: bfra on 9/1/11 at 1:20

Manly?? - Guess they didn't interview the mayor!

By: NBD on 9/1/11 at 2:17

Its something to be proud of no? Thanks Ted -

By: global_citizen on 9/2/11 at 6:30

It's sad that this marketing piece (for Combos snacks???) decided to rank manliness on such superficial things as steakhouses and motorcycles. What? Women don't like steak or motorcycles too?

I'd like to see someone celebrate the manly aspects of spending quality time with your kids and volunteering in your community.

By: Bellecat on 9/2/11 at 8:03

Have to agree with you global_citizen.

In my eyes a real man loves spending quality time with his kids, and doing things like volunteering in his community. He is responsible and tries to give back a little something to the world he lives in and tries to make it a better place.

Just a silly article about a company trying to sell us something. They could've raised the bar just a bit though couldn't they?

By: Loner on 9/4/11 at 5:42

From this article: "The least manly cities, according to the study, are Rochester, N.Y.; Oakland, Calif.; San Francisco; San Diego; and Los Angeles"

Uh, I beg your pardon, I am posting from the Rochester, NY area...about 7 miles from the city limits....and I can attest that Rochester is not the least "manliest" city in the USA, as these effeminate pretzel makers allege. Combos don't sell well in Rochester...and there's a manly reason for that.

Why, let me tell you...Rochester is so manly that the sewage coming from the city has to be specially treated, to get the high levels of testosterone in the waste water down to EPA standards. That's manly.

Rochester, NY is so manly that tighty whities are banned by local ordinance...not enough room for the large packages that most male Rochesterians are blessed with...most Rochester men are forced to wear the Mormon boxer shorts...they have the large pouch in the fly area...Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, was from the Rochester area, as were his original followers...the Mormons need the extra room down there, same goes for all Rochester men.

Rochester, NY is so manly that soy-based meat substitutes, like Not Dogs, Boca Burgers etc. are not available in most supermarkets, no market for that unmanly stuff...these wimpy soy products are available only at gay piano bars and suffragette boutiques.

Last, but certainly not least, Rochester is so manly that "Dancing With The Stars" is not available on Rochester cable TV....local males picketed the local ABC affiliate demanding that the show be pulled from the Rochester viewing area. ABC caved. The DWTS time slot was filled with reruns of the 3-Stooges...the most manly men who ever stepped in front of a movie camera.

In closing let me just say that "Combos" cheese snack pretzels contain salt peter...the erectile inhibitor....of course there is no market for the tasteless, wimpy Combos, in Rochester, NY. In Rochester, we prefer a really manly snack....sphincter-threatening Buffalo hot wings...and a cold Genesee beer, to wash the manly morsels down.

If any of you readers should visit Rochester, NY, you will quickly see that I have probably understated the manliness of Rochester, NY...the Flower City.