We recently did a head-to-head comparison of the benefits of living in California versus those for Texas.
California won by a hair.
The impetus for the piece was the burgeoning rivalry between the two states, which heated up after Texas Gov. Rick Perry ran a series of ads touting his state’s friendlier business climate.
But we wanted to narrow in a bit more on all the things California has to offer that Gov. Perry may have ignored.
To be clear, we have nothing against Texas — some of us are products of their finest schools.
We just think people need to be reminded that the Golden State still has a lot going for it.
We tallied up the number of championships in all major sports for both states. California has 1 championship per million people, compared with just 0.65 per million in Texas. Between UCLA and the Lakers in basketball, the San Francisco Giants in baseball and USC in football, the state dominates.