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Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 15:42:29 -0500
From: Cody McGregor
To: wgselby@statesman.com




1) "More people hunt and fish in Texas in a given year than attend the combined games of the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, the Houston 
Texans and the Houston Rockets combined." (Yes, he said combined twice.)


This one is based on stats from a 2007 report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation:  http://www.nssf.org/hunting/CSFreport/PR/view.cfm?PR=Texas.cfm

  More people hunt and fish in Texas than attend Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Texans and Houston Rockets games combined (2.68 million vs. 2.6 million).


The game attendance numbers count a ton of season ticket holders as "people" attending a game each time they go to a game, but really you should only count a person one time if they attend multiple games of the same franchise in order to make it apples to apples with the hunt/fish number.