NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Oklahoma City is rated the third "manliest" city in the nation in a study by a snack food company. Nashville, Tenn., ranks first in the survey for Mars Snackfood US and its Combos snack food brand. Charlotte, N.C., is second.
The study used criteria such as the number of professional major league sports teams, the popularity of tools and hardware and the frequency of monster truck rallies. Cities lost points for "emasculating" characteristics like the abundance of home furnishing stores, high minivan sales and subscription rates to beauty magazines. New York City finished last out of 50 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. The ranking is part of the Combos launch of its Ultimate Man Zone Sweepstakes. Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.