Another factor? The recent success of the Thunder and James Harden's beard.
“The Thunder has been a great boost to the manliness of Oklahoma City,” McKay said. “And a lot of guys on the Thunder are pretty stylish, too.”
This is the study's fourth year addressing the state of manliness nationwide. Oklahoma City ranked third last year. Sperling said that even if the city falls out of the top spot next year, it shouldn't be time to worry we're losing our manly mantra. He said we are here to stay.
“Just keep doing what you're doing,” Sperling said. “From year to year we don't see big changes, but if Oklahoma City isn't number one next year, it will certainly be in the top five.”
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The Thunder has
been a great boost
to the manliness of Oklahoma City. And
a lot of guys on the Thunder are pretty stylish, too.”