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View Poll Results: Which CSA feels larger?
Chicagoland 136 81.44%
DC/Baltimore 24 14.37%
They feel equal 7 4.19%
Voters: 167. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-10-2015, 07:22 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Originally Posted by Four Altitude View Post
D.C. = Lego city
Balti = Camden

Chicago = real city

/thread
Lmao!! That was pretty funny.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:06 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Chicagoland feels almost as big as NYC tri state and the LA area.. The Baltimore-Washington area officially comes in at 4th place population wise behind NYC, LA, and Chicago respectively.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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D.C. = Lego city
Balti = Camden

Chicago = real city

/thread
Baltimore is quite unlike Camden. Did you actually visit Baltimore or "learn everything about it" from The Wire? For starters, per capita income in Baltimore is nearly double Camden's. Secondly, Baltimore is the center city of its metro area. Camden is nothing like that. If you want a more valid unflattering comparison city for Baltimore you could use: Baltimore = Cleveland or Baltimore = St. Louis.
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Old 04-10-2015, 09:35 PM
 
Location: DC
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Chicago. DC and Baltimore should not even be grouped together. It should just be DC, Baltimore is just that smaller metro area to the north.

Chicagoland though is massive. It is hard to even grasp unless you have lived there.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:26 AM
 
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I don't mean to totally hijack this thread, but this is exactly why the Chicagoland area needs another NFL franchise! I'm tired of these smaller CSA's (DC/Balt, Bay Area) having two NFL teams while Chicago's insatiable appetite for NFL football is shoehorned into a 62,000 seat stadium at $200-$300 a ticket to see a team that has missed the playoffs in 7 out the last 8 years.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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I don't mean to totally hijack this thread, but this is exactly why the Chicagoland area needs another NFL franchise! I'm tired of these smaller CSA's (DC/Balt, Bay Area) having two NFL teams while Chicago's insatiable appetite for NFL football is shoehorned into a 62,000 seat stadium at $200-$300 a ticket to see a team that has missed the playoffs in 7 out the last 8 years.
LA, a much bigger CSA than Chicagoland, doesn't even have a team ...comparing DC/Balt and the Bay is kind of a mistake as well...DC/Balt is two relatively large metros merging together...we don't really root for each others teams...living in Maryland, I was happy that the Ravens won 2 years ago but I never felt a "we won" type of sensation
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:58 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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LA, a much bigger CSA than Chicagoland, doesn't even have a team ...comparing DC/Balt and the Bay is kind of a mistake as well...DC/Balt is two relatively large metros merging together...we don't really root for each others teams...living in Maryland, I was happy that the Ravens won 2 years ago but I never felt a "we won" type of sensation
Maybe that's the solution to the "LA problem": Give LA a franchise and add a second team in Chicago. It would even out the imbalance that would exist by just adding a LA team. On the other hand, it would be tough to get any one in the Chicago area to root for a team other than the Bears.
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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D.C. = Lego city
Balti = Camden

Chicago = real city

/thread
This is awesome!
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:48 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Originally Posted by RH3Flatlander View Post
I don't mean to totally hijack this thread, but this is exactly why the Chicagoland area needs another NFL franchise! I'm tired of these smaller CSA's (DC/Balt, Bay Area) having two NFL teams while Chicago's insatiable appetite for NFL football is shoehorned into a 62,000 seat stadium at $200-$300 a ticket to see a team that has missed the playoffs in 7 out the last 8 years.
Yeah, it beats LA having no teams and only exists as a threat to other cities when they don't feel like paying for a new stadium.

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I'm surprised this was even brought up, but I guess CSA fanatics love to point to the numbers and try to compare apples to watermelons. I've only been to DC a couple of times, but at least for now, in no way does it feel as large (massive is a better adjective) as Chicagoland. I'm sure NYC makes Chicagoland feel a similar way.
Blame the government for creating the CSA designation that really, no one in the real world cares about.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Maybe that's the solution to the "LA problem": Give LA a franchise and add a second team in Chicago. It would even out the imbalance that would exist by just adding a LA team. On the other hand, it would be tough to get any one in the Chicago area to root for a team other than the Bears.
Which is why it's ridiculous to even think about it.
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