The Sporting News named Pittsburgh as "The Best Sports City”. TSN has a pretty good case:
The world champion Steelers were kicking off their title defense against the Titans. The world champion Penguins were down in D.C., Stanley Cup in tow, to meet the president. Native son Dave Wannstedt was at practice on the South Side, preparing his unbeaten Pitt football team for the weekend’s win at Buffalo.
…oh yeah, the Pirates, too
Looking at the local scene, Chicago (who was lumped in with Evanston) came in fourth. My locale, Champaign-Urbana, ended up #84 solely on the basis of University of Illinois sports (we don’t have much else after that),