Interesting stuff from Forbes here, in which the business mag ranks the top 10 sports brands in the world in various categories, including businesses, teams, events and athletes.

YES finished No. 9 in the business category - ESPN was No. 2 - which is pretty darn good for a local media operation.

My favorite category was teams, in which six of the top eight are from soccer, the exceptions being the Yankees at No. 2 and Cowboys at No. 4. (Manchester United is No. 1.)

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Here's the weirdest part: 

The Mets are No. 9 . . . one spot ahead of the Red Sox!