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Old 04-10-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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wanna be Dallas
1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2. Waco, Texas
3. San Antonio, Texas
4. Fort Worth, Texas
Why in the hell would San Antonio want to be like Dallas? Explain that one for me.

 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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calm down Mr. Santo.

it was just an oppinion. nothing to argue about
 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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wanna be New York City's
1. Boston
No.

Absolutely NO.

The fact that Boston is the one city you listed where you didn't bother putting the state proves it is it's own city.

But more importantly, no matter what, Boston does NOT try to be like New York. It goes overwhelmingly out of it's way to be unlike NYC- so yes, Boston is certainly concerned with NYC a little too much but it is DEFINITELY NOT a wanna be New York City. At all.

Hell, the only reason NYC is what is now is because it was a wanna be Boston 300 years ago. (Yeah, like I said, Boston definitely pays a loooot of attention to New York. But no. not a wannabe. far from it)
 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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No.

Absolutely NO.

The fact that Boston is the one city you listed where you didn't bother putting the state proves it is it's own city.

But more importantly, no matter what, Boston does NOT try to be like New York. It goes overwhelmingly out of it's way to be unlike NYC- so yes, Boston is certainly concerned with NYC a little too much but it is DEFINITELY NOT a wanna be New York City. At all.

Hell, the only reason NYC is what is now is because it was a wanna be Boston 300 years ago. (Yeah, like I said, Boston definitely pays a loooot of attention to New York. But no. not a wannabe. far from it)
Actually, Boston does seem to be jealous of nyc in so many blatant ways that I have to agree that Boston wishes they were NYC in many aspects.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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thanks southcali, excatly why i said that
 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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by the way, how is san diego trying to be LA? San diego has neither the density, sprawl, mass slum area, entertainment value, politics, or fast paceness of LA. Just cuz the two are next to each other means nothing other then having similar weather and geographic topography, and sharing similar cultural ties, in this case, Mexicans, which is much more influeced in LA
 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Actually, Boston does seem to be jealous of nyc in so many blatant ways that I have to agree that Boston wishes they were NYC in many aspects.
I see what you guys are saying, but no.
Jealous isn't the right word. Overly-consumed with NYC, Even obsessed maybe, but I can assure you most people in Boston are completely convinced Boston is the greatest place on earth and there is nothing about New York City we would like to emulate.

....except WS championships of course.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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calm down Mr. Santo.

it was just an oppinion. nothing to argue about
But can you try to explain why you think that way. I actually want to hear.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I see what you guys are saying, but no.
Jealous isn't the right word. Overly-consumed with NYC, Even obsessed maybe, but I can assure you most people in Boston are completely convinced Boston is the greatest place on earth and there is nothing about New York City we would like to emulate.

....except WS championships of course.
rabbit, I feel u! I have to correct people about San diego not being a little LA even if I see where they're coming from.

Haha, no problem tallguy
 
Old 04-10-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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I've spent some time in Cincinnati and visited the Pittsburgh area quite a bit. I also know people in each of these areas. I don't get the impression that either city wants to be like the other. Topographically speaking they have similar terrain and architecture but Pittsburgh is still several hundred thousand people larger and strikes me as being a Northeastern city. Cincinnati is more a mix of Midwestern, South and Northeastern influences and seems content to march to the beat of its own drum. Certainly I don't hear the media in either location displaying much of an attitude towards the other metro area except perhaps when it comes to their respective sports rivalries. If anything Pittsburgh lives in the shadow of Philly and is often times compared by instate people with its larger cousin on the east coast.
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