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Uni Watch salutes Boston as best-dressed sports city

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va -- We interrupt this coverage of New England Patriots' joint practices with the New Orleans Saints for some hard-hitting news: Boston, no one looks better than you!

That's the word from our creative friends at "Uni Watch", who have produced rankings of the best-dressed sports cities.

The rankings of uniforms are split into two categories: Cities with three or more professional sports teams and cities with two professional sports teams. As Paul Lukas of "Uni Watch" explained, the rankings also include intangibles, such as the charm of Fenway Park, and the uniqueness of the parquet floor at TD Garden.

Overall, Boston's score of 9.13 beat out Pittsburgh (8.83), Chicago (8.5), Philadelphia (8.38) and San Francisco/Bay Area (8.17) in the top five, among others.

At the same time, of the four major sports teams in Boston, the Patriots' jersey received the lowest ranking. Writes Lukas, "Boston's UNI score would have been even higher if the Patriots still had their Pat Patriot throwback in their wardrobe."

Along the lines of style, here is a neat nugget from Brett Martel's Associated Press story on Patriots-Saints joint practices in West Virginia: "Sometimes at cooler-weather practices, [Saints coach Sean] Payton even wears hooded sweat shirts with the sleeves cut short, a look for which Belichick is known."

Hey Uni Watch, how about a few extra points for trend-setting?