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Top Five Sports Organizations In North Carolina

By Nick Byerly
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With organizations floundering and teams not living up
to perceived potential. This has got me thinking
of which are the best organizations based
in North Carolina.

Now we all know that fan favoritism can and
does come into account, but I will
try to be as objective as possible.
But first, what makes a class leading organization?
The way it is lead by owner or coach.
The reaction the team gets from media and other outlets.
And of course, the value of the group.
Now not all organizations are billion dollar entities,
but a value can be more than money.
It can be the “Fan Value”, how much the group followers care about said team.
So we begin…..

Number 5:
This group brings up the rear, which is very
uncommon for this organization. With over 200 hundred
victories and 11 titles, this organization has dominated it’s sport.
With six-time Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson and four-time Series Champion
Jeff Gordon, they pull no punches.
Count in fellow All-Star driver Kasey Kahne and always fan favorite Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Hendrick Motorsports is a premier organization.

Number 4:
Having relocated to North Carolina in 1997, the hockey
world took notice when the Stanley Cup was won.
With a proud tradition that dates back to 1971
when the team was located in New England.
The Carolina Hurricanes remain a fan favorite
as crowds continue to fill PNC Arena for home games.

Number 3:
With nothing amateur about college athletics anymore,
we find our next group. Even with recent NCAA problems and turmoil.
This program remains among the nations best.
With the legacy of Dean Smith firmly cemented, is class personified.
As current coach Roy Williams continues to lead young mean into the national spotlight.
The five National Championships that hang in the
Dean Dome are always a reminder of perfection.
Unless, you’re a Duke fan.

Number 2:
Judging organizations is tough, but you’ll find few finer then these.
When you look at an organization you must look at it’s leader.
And with a Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski the production
of excellence has lasted throughout the years.
Duke has produced a proud tradition and a “Cameron Craze” on and off the court.
Unless, you’re Carolina fan.

Finally, the best will be crowned.

Number 1:
How can you argue with the power of the NFL, you can’t.
A team that has produced admirably for 19 years and by
all accounts is a 1st class operation. Strongly engrossed
into the city of Charlotte and a value of $1 Billion, according to Forbes.
A organization that has recently made great strides in the improvement of the product it produces.
The Carolina Panthers remain on top in the Carolinas.

It’s not always easy, but sometimes you have to make a choice.

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