Philadelphia Tops List of Most Depressed Pro Football Cities, According to Data Compiled by Avvo

Atlanta is #2, Followed by Cincinnati and Houston

Seattle, Wash — Philadelphia, whose hometown Eagles lost in both of their Super Bowl appearances and whose fans have endured years of heartache and disappointment, is the unhappiest pro football city, according to an analysis by Avvo (, which offers free ratings and profiles for 90 percent of licensed doctors and lawyers in the U.S. Philadelphia was followed by Atlanta, Cincinnati and Houston.

In compiling the list, Avvo evaluated the 14 NFL cities that have never won a Super Bowl, basing the rankings on a variety of factors including psychiatrists per capita, unemployment rate, heavy drinking, adults with hypertension, and average commuting time to and from work.

“Americans are extremely passionate and loyal to their favorite football teams, but when they’re beloved team loses, or just plain underachieves, it’s not uncommon for them to be depressed or melancholy,” said Mark Britton, founder and CEO of Avvo.

Below please find the list of the most depressed pro football cities (in order):

    1. Philadelphia
    2. Atlanta
    3. Cincinnati
    4. Houston
    5. San Diego
    6. Detroit
    7. Jacksonville
    8. Cleveland
    9. Charlotte
    10. Seattle
    11. Phoenix
    12. Buffalo
    13. Nashville
    14. Minneapolis


Methodology: Avvo evaluated five equally weighted categories for each city including psychiatrists per capita (Avvo), unemployment rate (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), heavy drinking (two or more drinks a day for men and at least one drink a day for women) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System), average commuting time (U.S. Census Bureau) adults with hypertension (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and average yearly sunshine (National Climatic Data Center and Weatherbase).

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