Bad News for the Suncoast

Uh oh... according to this report it looks like things aren't going so well for my friends and family in St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay.

The 20 Most Depressed Cities

1. Philadelphia, PA: F
2. Detroit, MI: F
3. St. Petersburg, FL: F
4. St. Louis, MO: F
5. Tampa, FL: F
6. Indianapolis, IN: F
7. (3-way tie) Mesa, AZ: F, Phoenix, AZ: F, and Scottsdale, AZ: F
10. Cleveland, OH: F
11. New York, NY: D-
12. Salt Lake City, UT: D-
13. Atlanta, GA: D
14. (3-way tie) Yonkers, NY: D, Pittsburgh, PA: D, and Kansas City, MO: D
17. (3-way tie) Long Beach, CA: D, Los Angeles, CA: D, Nashville, TN: D
20. Portland, OR: D

I think it probably has something to do with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays who have replaced the Buccaneers as the worst franchise in pro sports.

When your city is more depressed than Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Salt Lake City then you may have a problem. :)