Modell's Scores Big in Sporting Goods Store Poll

Modell's Sporting Goods wins this week's Readers' Choice.

  is clearly the place of choice when it comes to racking up on sporting goods for the summer.  

Modell's knocked it out of the park with 66 percent of the vote.

But some readers are definitely Team Dick's, that is, Dick's Sporting Goods.

They left comments, which are counted as votes, in support of the store.  Dick's received three votes via the Patch commenting section—enough to plant it in second place, just above

and each received 16 percent of the vote in the poll. 

Bob Jordan April 13, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Bull Run Bicycles, Soccer Scene, & Heather's Dance Boutique ARE NOT 'sporting goods stores' since they ONLY service 1 sport. Modell's, Dick's, & Sports Authority are sporting GOODS stores!!
Erin Gibson April 13, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Hi Bob, what if you need dance gear? Tap, ballet shoes, tights, etc. Does Modell's, Dick's or Sports Authority (there's not one in Manassas btw, closest one is in Gainesville, I believe) carry these things? Even if they do, they probably have very limited selection and you would almost certainly have to go to a store like Heather's Dance Boutique. I know my daughter is a dancer. In your first sentence you say the stores you question service a sport, so how are they not a sporting goods store? Just curious.
X April 14, 2012 at 12:42 AM
I'm sorry but dancing is not a "sport" its a hobby. As is golf. Sorry golfers. Truth hurts.
Bob Jordan April 14, 2012 at 02:47 PM
It's sports (plural). You should have items for MORE THAN ONE sport for it to be classified as a sports store.
Tasha Dunbar August 16, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Dance IS a sport


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