I've hosted a show on ESPN1420 for nearly a dozen years.

The "fan" in sports fan is short for fanatical. The passionate sports enthusiasts of Lafayette  and the surrounding area amplify what it means to be a sports fan.

It comes as no surprise to me that Lafayette ranks in the top 20 of best sports cities in mid-size markets.

Wallethub.com used 50 key metrics ranging from number of sports bars, to ticket prices, to performance of local teams, and many other factors to ranks each city.

To view WalletHub's in depth study of best sports cities, click here.

What makes a great sports city? What makes a great sports fan? Come to Lafayette and we'll show you.