Asking Patch readers to name their favorite sporting goods store in the area is probably like pitting one lifestyle against another.
If you're a soccer or tennis fan, you'll likely claim loyalty to Adidas Stripe 3 in College Park. If running is more your speed (pun intended) or you bounce toward basketball (terrible pun intended), then maybe you probably like Modell's Sporting Goods in Greenbelt.
A wide selection of clothing with a recognizable name could be important to you, in which case you probably gravitate toward Champs Sports in Hyattsville. And if you think a sport isn't a sport if it doesn't involve a bit of dirt, then REI in College Park is likely your favorite local place to find sporting goods.
Yes, we realize this week's Readers' Choice for "best sporting goods store" could easliy be interpreted as "best sport." But maybe that'll add a little juice to the competition. (If anything, it has to be better than last week's "best tax service provider.")
You'll find each of the options described above in the poll below. You may vote once each day on your local Patch site.
But the contest doesn't end with votes! We'll also consider the star ratings for the top three highest vote-getters. That means if you really want to give your favorite store a boost, rate the business in the Patch directory. You can do that by clicking on the business name below:
- Adidas Stripe 3 in College Park
- Champs Sports in Hyattsville
- Modell's Sporting Goods in Greenbelt
- REI in College Park
If you think we missed a sporting goods store in the College Park, Greenbelt, Hyattsville or Riverdale Park-University Park area, that would be a solid contender in this contest, let us know before Tuesday. Write a comment about it below.
Because this poll is not scientific, the votes will not be the sole consideration in choosing the winner. The winner will be determined by Patch editors, and the selection will be based on poll results, ratings and reviews. Please vote only once per survey and per Patch. Other Readers' Choice rules accompany this post in the PDF.