LOS ANGELES -- Attention, men of Los Angeles, please put down your appletinis and pay attention.
Apparently, our manhood has been challenged by the rest of the nation, and quite frankly, this aggression will not stand.
According to a new study ranking the 50 manliest cities in America, Los Angeles comes in at a meager 49th, meaning we lost to San Francisco (48), San Diego (43), Oakland (44) and Sacramento (41). Ouch.
On the bright side, we beat out New York (50).
The study, performed by Sperling's BestPlaces, used such criteria as the number of major league sports teams, popularity of tools and hardware and frequency of monster truck rallies.
According to the study, the manliest men live in 1) Nashville, Tenn.; 2) Charlotte, N.C.; 3) Oklahoma City; 4) Cincinnati; 5) Denver; 6) St. Louis; 7) Columbus, Ohio; 8) Kansas City, Mo.; 9) Indianapolis; and 10) Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo obviously should be in the top 10 -- it is the birthplace of Joe the Plumber, the manliest man of all men.
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As for the rest of the top 10, if you cities wanna see some real men, check out Bob's Big Boy in Burbank on a Friday night for classic car night. That parking lot of manliness would make Chuck Norris blush.