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Old 12-01-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Well I guess you can take Miller Brewing Company off the list because some of my family works for them and the headquarters is moving to Chicago.
Wrong. Miller-Coors headquarters are in Chicago, but Miller still has corporate offices in Milwaukee and Coors still has corporate offices in Denver.

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Second Indianapolis is known for all the races mentioned before and our sports teams, plus the Superbowl in 2012.
Honestly, who cares about racing? NASCAR is for rednecks and Formula One is for Europeans. Both "sports" are just pitiful excuses to burn copious amounts of fossil fuels while overweight patrons watch colorful cars go round-and-round in a circle for 4 hours. Sounds like a blast.

BTW, it's 2009 so I'm not sure why you're counting a Super Bowl that won't take place for over 2 years. What if a tornado destroys your football stadium between now and then?

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Not to mention the convention center which hosts huge conventions. So what major events is Milwaukee known for?
Besides the Star Wars convention, what other significant conventions have ever been held in Indy? Regardless, Indy isn't even close to being a major convention city like Chicago, Orlando, or Las Vegas. You and your fellow Hoosiers still haven't put forth anything substantive that your city is synonymous with or why it's better than the other cities being compared.

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Old 12-01-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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Wrong. Miller-Coors headquarters are in Chicago, but Miller still has corporate offices in Milwaukee and Coors still has corporate offices in Denver.



Honestly, who cares about racing? NASCAR is for rednecks and Formula One is for Europeans. Both "sports" are just pitiful excuses to burn copious amounts of fossil fuels while overweight patrons watch colorful cars go round-and-round in a circle for 4 hours. Sounds like a blast.

BTW, it's 2009 so I'm not sure why you're counting a Super Bowl that won't take place for nearly 3 years. What if a tornado destroys your football stadium between now and then?



Besides the Star Wars convention, what other significant conventions have ever been held in Indy? Besides, Indy isn't even close to being a major convention city like Chicago, Orlando, or Las Vegas. You and your fellow Hoosiers still haven't put forth anything substantive that your city is synonymous with.
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Honestly, who cares about racing? NASCAR is for rednecks and Formula One is for Europeans. Both "sports" are just pitiful excuses to burn copious amounts of fossil fuels while overweight patrons watch colorful cars go round-and-round in a circle for 4 hours. Sounds like a blast.
Hundreds of millions around the world care about racing, judging by all of the different circuits running. BTW......Formula One hasn't raced in Indy for over 2 years. If you're going to ridicule, at least know what you're talking about.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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Honestly, who cares about racing? NASCAR is for rednecks and Formula One is for Europeans. Both "sports" are just pitiful excuses to burn copious amounts of fossil fuels while overweight patrons watch colorful cars go round-and-round in a circle for 4 hours. Sounds like a blast.
Haha.

If those fools had the ability to push their stupid cars around the track even one time, I'd consider them athletes. Heck, I would even go to the track, buy a ticket and a few beers, and maybe even cheer them on.
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: in the sun with all shadows behind me, in a small town with no "culture" to malign me
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When you say Miller people will always think of Milwaukee and besides it is still brewed here.



Not only that but he was wrong anyway. Miller Brewing still has its headquarters in Milwaukee. Miller/Coors which is the joint venture is headquartered in Chicago.
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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Honestly, who cares about racing? NASCAR is for rednecks and Formula One is for Europeans. Both "sports" are just pitiful excuses to burn copious amounts of fossil fuels while overweight patrons watch colorful cars go round-and-round in a circle for 4 hours. Sounds like a blast.
Okay I agree with you about NASCAR, but Formula 1 is a totally different sport, and the audiences for both are on opposite ends of the social spectrum. Up until about 5 years ago I used to be one of the 6 Americans who actually watched F1, but they screwed it up so I stopped. Instead of watching ugly large American cars with painted on grilles make a left turn for 3 hours, F1 showcases actual race cars driven by drivers from all around the world, on actually challenging racecourses, and the fans aren't the type who'll chew tobacco and walk around the trailer park in wifebeaters all day.

About the cities, they fall into the "Forgotten Cities" category.
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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About the cities, they fall into the "Forgotten Cities" category.

WHAT?
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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[quote=cpterp;11864281] and the fans aren't the type who'll chew tobacco and walk around the trailer park in wifebeaters all day.


Generalize much?
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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and the fans aren't the type who'll chew tobacco and walk around the trailer park in wifebeaters all day.


Generalize much?
Not when Nascar fans reinforce their hick image, turn on a race you won't see pea coats and parkas like you do at a Yankee game.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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Milwaukee may have the more famous art museum building, but the Indianapolis Museum of Art has by far and away the better collection of art - not even close. See the following: Indianapolis Museum of Art: Modern, African & Fine Art, Gardens

Further Butler has two national basketball championships 1923 and 1929. Basketball was played long before the NCAA existed and of course Butler still plays in the Indiana and national college basketball shrine - Hinkle Fieldhouse - Butler University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I think Marquette plays in some multi-use nondescript city facility located a distance off campus.

Butler -2
Marquette -1

Indianapolis is most certainly part of the rust belt. Central Indiana was heavily dependent on the auto industry. Anderson with Delco Remy and Guide Lamp (both gone). Muncie with Warner Gear and Delco Battery (both gone). New Castle with Chrysler (now gone). Bloomington - General Electric and RCA (now gone). Indianapolis with the Chrysler foundry, Ford Electric, Jenn-Air, Western Electric and myriad auto suppliers) now gone. Indianapolis had the advantage that it always had a life sciences sector with Eli Lilly, Roche Diagnostics and many smaller health care related companies, it was not as badly damaged by the decline of American Mfg. long term, because it has an expanding life science sector.

Things Indianapolis is known for:

The Indianapolis 500
Duesenburg and Stutz Automobiles (two Great American Marques)
Monument Circle and the Indiana War Memorial
Indiana State House
The Indianapolis Children's Museum
Kurt Vonnegut
President Benjamin Harrison

BTW, I choose Minneapolis as the place I would want to live, if I picked off this short list.
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