ESPN unveiled their 3rd annual franchise standings, of all the 122 big 4 league ballclubs. The 'Cats came in 59, which was pretty shocking to me. Here's the writeup.
Last Year's Rank: 47
Title Track: 89
Fan Relations: 56
Stadium Experience: 64
Bang for the Buck: 47
When one measly Texans playoff berth is all that separates the Bobcats from becoming the lone remaining franchise across major pro sports without postseason experience, well, it's easy to understand their fans' frustration -- and why only one category improved from last year's Standings. That would be Coaching, which leaped a whopping 67 spots after the team finally got serious by hiring Larry Brown. The HOFer brought some much-needed experience and long-sought-after credibility to the sideline for a team whose two previous regimes compiled a sorry .332 WP. Sure, Brown may not be the most stable choice (someone check -- has he unpacked yet?), but he still gets results: His first season was almost good enough for that elusive playoff berth, as Charlotte finished a mere four games out. But fans haven't forgotten (or forgiven) front office follies like trading for Jason Richardson and -- remember this one? -- drafting Adam Morrison No. 3 overall. At least now the albatross (Richardson) and the mustache (Morrison) are gone. Sprite Family Night packages (four tix + four dogs + four sodas = $65), the league's fourth-cheapest tix ($33.25), cheapest parking ($6), free programs, a 17% average ticket price drop for next season and one of the NBA's least-attended venues (14,526 per game) make things more wallet-friendly. Still, there's no price this team, or its fans, wouldn't pay for a postseason.
Others of note:
Braves were 27th, down 6 from last year
Panthers were 28th, up 50 from last year
Hurricanes were 2nd!!! up 15 from last year
The Los Angeles Angels were first.
full article here http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=4297569
teams here http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=4297274 I don't know why it says insider, it let me look at a lot of teams.
how its calculated http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?id=4297571