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View Poll Results: which city is the capital of the south?
Atlanta 555 53.42%
New Orleans 28 2.69%
Houston 113 10.88%
Dallas 41 3.95%
Miami 39 3.75%
Austin 8 0.77%
San Antonio 12 1.15%
Charlotte 34 3.27%
other 48 4.62%
there is no capital 161 15.50%
Voters: 1039. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-22-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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Houston is actually the market that the NHL was looking at next. I don't think it will happen. In fact, I don't think the NHL should be in Southern cities except Dallas because it has shown that it could work there.
The Thrashers aren't working out in Atlanta? C'mon...talk about things you know about...

 
Old 11-22-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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Atlanta is capital of the Piedmont region of NC, SC, EastTenn area but like the man said no one in Texas give a hoot about Atlanta because we have 4 big class metro areas right here in TEXAS
That is true. I dont hate atlanta at all. It is a very exciting city, but Texas is just so far west and there are so many large cities and metros that Atlanta is generally not talked about often. Your more likley to hear about Houston, Dallas, or San Antonio, heck you might even hear more about Los Angeles considering that alot of transplants are from California. And people think because of Katrina people from NewOrleans live in Texas. That is not entirely true because when I lived in texas in 2004 back in eighth grade I new plenty and penty of people from NewOrleans who were moving to texas because of the job market. Texas has always been a destination for NewOrleans residents for a while even pre-katrina times. There is a very high louisiana creole population in east texas. I believe it is the highest in the nation outside of Louisisana its self. But just like you said, over here in Charlotte NC and the rest of the piedmont because the states here are not that large, and dont have many large cities they look up to Atlanta.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The Thrashers aren't working out in Atlanta? C'mon...talk about things you know about...
Hmm. Let's see. I think I do know what I'm talking about.
Attendance for 2008-2009= 28th out of 30 teams
Attendance for 2007-2008= 22nd out of 30 teams
Attendance for 2006-2007= 21st out of 30 teams
Attendance for 2005-2006= 23rd out of 30 teams
Attendance for 2003-2004= 22nd out of 30 teams
Attendance for 2002-2003= 28th out of 30 teams
Attendance for 2001-2003=28th out of 30 teams
Attendance for 2000-2001=23rd out of 30 teams

It is by far the least supported team in the Atlanta metro area and Atlanta already has the knock of being a huge bandwagon city. So until it seems that Atlanta cares about the Thrashers for one season (like getting i nto the teens for once in franchise history), than maybe I wouldn't say things like that.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Speaking of pro sports, another little friendly jab at Houston. Outside of the aformentioned example of no NFL franchise in LA (which the league has promised to address) Houston is the largest of the markets without the major 4 leagues represented. Why isn't the NHL in the 10th largest market? Houston for a while was down to two when the Oilers split for Tennesse to become the mighty Titans.
So, Los Angeles has an NFL team? And your last sentence on the Titans doesn't matter at all since it was over 10 years ago for one. Houston has an NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, and WNBA. MLS and the NHL are basically on the same level now. So many teams trying to get an MLS team. On the NHL though, Houston was in the running to get the Penguins from Pittsburgh. Didn't happen, nor does it matter. And Atlanta is not that far ahead of Houston when it comes to TV market size. They are basically neck and neck. Houston has a larger radio market, though.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Atlanta is capital of the Piedmont region of NC, SC, EastTenn area but like the man said no one in Texas give a hoot about Atlanta because we have 4 big class metro areas right here in TEXAS
Eh...Texas has only two big class metro areas. I wouldn't put SA and Austin on the same scale as Houston and Dallas and Atlanta.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I actually DID and SAW that part so need to tell me I need to read more careful or anything. You said this piece before and I corrected you just a couple pages back and than you said it again. Houstonians believe that everybody knows that Houston is the 4th largest city for some reason when in fact, that is not the case.
When did I say people know Houston is the 4th biggest city?? Try agian, your still reading what I put wrong. No need to repeat what I was saying because your arguing about something I'm not even talking about.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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I would put San Antonio and Austin on the same par as Atlanta metro area. Since Atlanta has 29 counties plus a county of two in Alabama. The SA/Austin metro together is only 3 miles apart and have a combine total of about 4 million people. Its is so nice to have choices in life,people in Georgia only have 1. I di not care what anyone say no way nohow is Atlanta better than the cities of Texas.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I guess you are late to the thread, but in case you missed it our Counties range from tiny to relatively mid-sized. Combine Travis and Bexar Counties and you could fit about 10 of our Counties within them.

The Austin/San Antonio region does not compare to Metro Atlanta, any more than it compares to Houston. Try again.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I would put San Antonio and Austin on the same par as Atlanta metro area. Since Atlanta has 29 counties plus a county of two in Alabama. The SA/Austin metro together is only 3 miles apart and have a combine total of about 4 million people. Its is so nice to have choices in life,people in Georgia only have 1. I di not care what anyone say no way nohow is Atlanta better than the cities of Texas.
No sir. First of all, there are more than just three miles between the Austin and SA metro areas. Second, commuting patterns between the two will not warrant a combined metro or CSA. Georgia's counties are also pretty small (smallest counties in America actually). Austin's metro is at 1.6 million and SA at 1.9 million, so they are a few hundred thousand behind four million.

Also, it is a lot more than just population that makes a city. A lot more.
 
Old 11-23-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Angel713 - Sorry, I just noticed that you asked me for the link I used for the office space stats from a few days back. It's: www.grubb-ellis.com
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