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Old 06-03-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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Being from the Boston area and having lived in NYC for a decade I can say that this is chip is solely on Boston's side and yes it is rooted in the Babe Ruth curse but Boston much as I love it has a streak of troglodyte provincialism and little man insecurity, which is sort of silly given its history, elegance, and the fact that it's home to MIT, Harvard, and many other world class colleges and universities and the high bar of intellectual heft and educated populace, not to mention the beautiful land and seasons throughout new England.

But that's the way it is, it's both irritating and endearing, it gives it a small town feel even as a large city -- the negative is when it veers into us against them and we don't need more of that right now in the country.
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:28 AM
 
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Hahahahahahahaa! Great input!


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Being from the Boston area and having lived in NYC for a decade I can say that this is chip is solely on Boston's side and yes it is rooted in the Babe Ruth curse but Boston much as I love it has a streak of troglodyte provincialism and little man insecurity, which is sort of silly given its history, elegance, and the fact that it's home to MIT, Harvard, and many other world class colleges and universities and the high bar of intellectual heft and educated populace, not to mention the beautiful land and seasons throughout new England.

But that's the way it is, it's both irritating and endearing, it gives it a small town feel even as a large city -- the negative is when it veers into us against them and we don't need more of that right now in the country.
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:30 AM
 
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Hahahahahahaha... You don't think Eli is a good QB despite whom he plays for?!!


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Nobody cares about Eli Manning, got it?
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:31 AM
 
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The Boston forum is so much fun!!!

I'm over hear, dying, laughing over here reading these comments!
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:37 AM
 
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I love Boston, but New York has a supreme monopoly on beautiful women from all around the global.
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Old 06-05-2017, 08:44 AM
 
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I love Boston, but New York has a supreme monopoly on beautiful women from all around the global.


First, it is "globe" in that sentence, not "global".


Second, NY certainly doesn't have a monopoly. There are beautiful women all over.
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:17 PM
 
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I hate Montreal more than ny
I ain't never been so insulted in all my life.
The shame.

I also second the opinion on NYC's monopoly on beautiful women, however, I will insist on Montreal's monopoly on same. There.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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I ain't never been so insulted in all my life.
The shame.

I also second the opinion on NYC's monopoly on beautiful women, however, I will insist on Montreal's monopoly on same. There.
Fake French, soggy French fries and a soft hockey team, what's to like?
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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Fake French, soggy French fries and a soft hockey team, what's to like?


poutine
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:40 PM
 
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Being from the Boston area and having lived in NYC for a decade I can say that this is chip is solely on Boston's side and yes it is rooted in the Babe Ruth curse but Boston...
Having logged many years myself in NYC I find plenty of 'hate Boston' sentiment in New York. As the bigger city by far people in NY compare themselves more with other global cities rather than historic rivals like Boston. New York has a kind of condescending, proprietary attitude toward Philadelphia, as if it were a more distant borough, but is more stand-offish toward Boston because, I think, Boston is less deferential. Boston's chip relates to the curse, now less persuasive than prior to '04, but also to losing economic advantage and then losing its status as cultural center to NY well before the baseball rivalry got going. New York's chip toward Boston is more like how dare you not bow down to our obvious awesomeness?
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