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View Poll Results: Which city is better?
St. Louis, MO 79 67.52%
Indianapolis, IN 38 32.48%
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Old 07-01-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I used to race in Indy. Eagle Creek Reservoir. Last time I was there for an extended visit was about 8 years ago. Stopped by for a short time last year.
Rowing?
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Rowing?
yep.
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Fair enough, but both are underrated.

St. Louis blows Indy out of the water in almost any category, though. Guess you just had a bad experience in St. Louis?
I love how you talk about people sugarcoating Indy, and making it sound so amazing, and then follow it up with this statement. Yes, there is a lot that is better about St. Louis than Indianapolis, but there is a lot about Indianapolis that is better than St. Louis. If you want to make statements like that, then go ahead and say all of the categories in which St. Louis is better than Indianapolis, but don't just make a general statement like "St. Louis is way way way better than Indianapolis" and expect it to be taken seriously. And then on top of that you choose to say you're not buying BS from numerous credible sources on the Indy 500. It all makes your arguments look weak.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:10 PM
 
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why anyone would tout the indy 500 as an asset is beyond me. white trash city.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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why anyone would tout the indy 500 as an asset is beyond me. white trash city.
This comment only shows your ignorance regarding auto racing. Open-wheel racing is not stock car racing and mostly attracts a different element. True, there are some trashy people who come to the race, and a lot of them aren't from Indianapolis or even Indiana.

But if your comment is meant to disparage the people of Indianapolis in general, then someone from Philly should be careful about throwing stones in glass houses.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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why anyone would tout the indy 500 as an asset is beyond me. white trash city.
People from across the world come to see the Indy 500. That's why our nicest hotels are always sold out and celebrities come here every year for it. Does St. Louis even have anything at all that comes close to bringing in this many people? And the Brickyard 400 is for white trash and it is one of NASCAR's least attended events because most people in Indianapolis hate it.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:01 AM
 
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i suppose this is a matter of taste. i don't care how big it is or how many people it draws; the indy 500 is as low-brow as it gets. it's like being proud of the world's biggest tractor pull. who cares.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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People from across the world come to see the Indy 500. That's why our nicest hotels are always sold out and celebrities come here every year for it. Does St. Louis even have anything at all that comes close to bringing in this many people? And the Brickyard 400 is for white trash and it is one of NASCAR's least attended events because most people in Indianapolis hate it.
Hate to break it to you but the Brickyard is Nascar's highest attended event since it is the worlds #2 single day sporting event after the 500 and always sold out.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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i suppose this is a matter of taste. i don't care how big it is or how many people it draws; the indy 500 is as low-brow as it gets. it's like being proud of the world's biggest tractor pull. who cares.
Sounds like someone is a little jealous. Let me ask you, how many 500's have you been to? Something tells me zero so how would you know what the 500 is like or the 400, or the MotoGP or any racing. Bottom line, if St. Louis could pull events like this off every year, trust me they would especially to pull it off several times a year with little incident. Just from a financial standpoint, it pumps so much into the local economy with the sale of hotel rooms, restaurants, shopping, parking that any city would if they could do it successfully.

For instance, STL has a huge MMA following but I personally think it's a disgusting sport as it only glorifies violence and the redneck beer gut mentality but that's just me. Unlike MMA, car racing indy car and nascar is actually big business.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I'd like to attend the Indy 500, just to say I've done it, but I also don't associate car racing with high class or any kind of amenity. However, I know a lot of people do (white trash or not), so it's a pretty neat thing to have in your city.

I'd personally prefer St. Louis. I've lived there before though. It's a big city trapped in time and the rest of the world has moved on and it's stuck in 1980's mode or something (kind of like Cleveland). It was built to be a major city but the world economy had other plans for it. VERY cool city....VERY hot too!!!
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