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Old 01-19-2018, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Miss Jankins (Say nothing bad).
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Super obsessed? The only obssession that I can honestly say that I have witnessed, is downstate Illinois vs Chicago. Therefore, I can entertain any intrastate obssession: Dallas vs Fort Worth, for example. Or, bordering cities in different states.

Outside of sports, I'm calling bull-dukey on the other obssessions!
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:20 PM
 
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NYC's obsession with LA.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:47 PM
 
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Dallas is a city that was born and breed on its competition with Houston. That is what has driven it to be a metropolis in the middle of nowhere. This feigned indifference you elude to is well played but totally fictitious.....

BTW Dallas needs Fort Worth because without it Houston is much larger and the gap in importance is even bigger than it is now. So Dallas may act like they can do without their little brother but its all just that an act, deep inside they are in a constant state of panic that they may slip fall....
I think you kinda proved the obsession point? Though Houston and Dallas metros are similar sized populations. Houston sees it is a TRUE ONE MAJOR CITY METRO vs Dallas that MUST SHARE A MAJOR CITY STATUS with Ft Worth. Surely on C-D it is .....

Saying one metro is in the middle of nowhere vs the other.... also shows the Need to DOWNPLAY Dallas over Houston on your part. You'all (Texas major cities) seem obsessed with Austin also with it faster growing too. But blame it on a coastal obsession ..... especially Cali. But all Texas larger cities still boast great growth.... even if its mostly sprawling further and further.

Then you have Houston as the only major city dropped from Amazons list first..... but still kept Austin and Dallas. Even though Bezos having lived in Houston when very young.

Houston on C-D also seemed obsessed in claiming taking over Chicago's third city status in a few short years (though not close in metro populations. But in North America .... Toronto did that in 2013. Harvey may have delayed it for Houston too? The 2020 census will tell us how close. I'm sure Houston needing a boost and more felt respect due to it ....will jump all over a overtaking Chicago city proper. They will just say in Chicago ..... its not our Metro though ... being secure in a core that won't be taking aback seat anytime soon and well-built environment in its housing stock that is not throwaway older ranch homes.
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Old 01-19-2018, 07:54 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Houston vs. Dallas: One sided and we all know which side.
There is no rivalry or obsession between these two cities, it's more just playful jest.

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I think you kinda proved the obsession point? Though Houston and Dallas metros are similar sized populations. Houston sees it is a TRUE ONE MAJOR CITY METRO vs Dallas that MUST SHARE A MAJOR CITY STATUS with Ft Worth. Surely on C-D it is .....

Saying one metro is in the middle of nowhere vs the other.... also shows the Need to DOWNPLAY Dallas over Houston on your part. You'all (Texas major cities) seem obsessed with Austin also with it faster growing too. But blame it on a coastal obsession ..... especially Cali. But all Texas larger cities still boast great growth.... even if its mostly sprawling further and further.

Then you have Houston as the only major city dropped from Amazons list first..... but still kept Austin and Dallas. Even though Bezos having lived in Houston when very young.

Houston on C-D also seemed obsessed in claiming taking over Chicago's third city status in a few short years (though not close in metro populations. But in North America .... Toronto did that in 2013. Harvey may have delayed it for Houston too? The 2020 census will tell us how close. I'm sure Houston needing a boost and more felt respect due to it ....will jump all over a overtaking Chicago city proper. They will just say in Chicago ..... its not our Metro though ... being secure in a core that won't be taking aback seat anytime soon and well-built environment in its housing stock that is not throwaway older ranch homes.
Nope, you got it all wrong.
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:07 PM
 
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There is no rivalry or obsession between these two cities, it's more just playful jest.

Nope, you got it all wrong.
Oh, with respect yes.... just saying friendly rivalry as Lance surely meant too... in the end. Threads were on the Chicago city proper overtaking too seen within a few short years. It was a esteem booster then .... not if it comes. But when .... Just Toronto did in NA first. This century. Houston was dropped from Amazon's list as two sister cities is sees much smaller... were not. But only one winner eventually anyway....

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Old 01-19-2018, 08:11 PM
 
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Now that y'all mention it, Houston seems to have a minor rivalrly with Chicago and, to a lesser extent, Los Angeles, both of which are one sided.
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Baltimore with DC. Baltimore does everything it can to distance itself from DC and maintain its identity while DC doesn't even acknowledge Bmores existence.
Your statement is interesting.

"Baltimore does everything it can to distance itself from DC". Doesn't sound like a very smart thing to do to begin with. This statement sounds like Baltimore doesn't want DC to acknowledge it and goes out of its way to not be acknowledged by distancing itself.

Then you say, "while DC doesn't even acknowledge Bmores existence". Sounds like an good response from DC towards Baltimore in response to it trying so hard to distance itself.

If I perceived that someone was trying to distance themselves from me, I would most definitely ignore them too.

What am I missing?
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:32 PM
 
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Pretty much and we feel the same about Austin too. lol
Beat me to it!!!
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:34 PM
 
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Your statement is interesting.

"Baltimore does everything it can to distance itself from DC". Doesn't sound like a very smart thing to do to begin with. This statement sounds like Baltimore doesn't want DC to acknowledge it and goes out of its way to not be acknowledged by distancing itself.

Then you say, "while DC doesn't even acknowledge Bmores existence" Sounds like an good response from DC towards Baltimore.

What am I missing?
It's not about acknowledgement from DC that Bmore wants, its acknowledgment from everyone else. Bmore gets forgotten alot of times due to being in DC's shadow especially with DC's renaissance as of late.
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Old 01-19-2018, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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It's not about acknowledgement from DC that Bmore wants, its acknowledgment from everyone else. Bmore gets forgotten alot of times due to being in DC's shadow especially with DC's renaissance as of late.
Sounds like Baltimore has a lot of work to do to overcome their acknowledgment problem from everyone else

If Baltimore wants to continue to distance themselves from DC as a solution and for identity reaffirmation, then they know what's best for them and their city.

I would think Baltimore would want to start the acknowledgement process closer to home first and get some practice in. I guess not! At the rate it's going, continued being ignored seems likely.

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