As a central Ohioan, I’m not sure if I can brag about this or not:
Guys have a reason to high-five in Columbus and two other Ohio cities, named some of the manliest places in America.
A new ranking says Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo make the top 10 for manliness based on criteria such as the number of major league sports teams, popularity of tools and hardware and frequency of monster truck rallies.
Nashville, Tenn., comes out on top in the study by Sperling’s BestPlaces and commissioned as part of a promotion for Combos snacks made by Mars Snackfood US.
Charlotte, N.C., is second, followed by Oklahoma City and then fourth-place Cincinnati. Columbus is seventh and Toledo 10th.
Dayton is manly enough for 15th and Cleveland ranks No. 19.
New York City finished last out of 50 major U.S. metropolitan areas.
On the one hand, monster truck rallies aren’t exactly something to be proud of. But hey, beating New York in something is always satisfying on some level, isn’t it?