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Old 10-13-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I have said over and over that when its too close to call,it ridiculous to make a case for or against.It JUST IS.However you got to admit,you were surprised yourself that it was not as wide as you made it out to be originally.I said over and over because it makes since that Dallas or Houston by totals alone will win in every category.That is a misrepresentation of exactly what is the real truth.
My whole thing is that I can handle Atlanta not being in the top 5,but its should be based on "real and current" data rather than what "once was".If an argument is going to be made,then lets be TOTALLY honest.
This whole thing started with HOUSTON.Houston has ALWAYS made these claims,so it should be the one that should be scrutinized the most.
Because out of these three; Houston is obviously the clear winner and makes a very good case for top 5.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Originally Posted by afonega1 View Post
I have said over and over that when its too close to call,it ridiculous to make a case for or against.It JUST IS.However you got to admit,you were surprised yourself that it was not as wide as you made it out to be originally.I said over and over because it makes since that Dallas or Houston by totals alone will win in every category.That is a misrepresentation of exactly what is the real truth.
My whole thing is that I can handle Atlanta not being in the top 5,but its should be based on "real and current" data rather than what "once was".If an argument is going to be made,then lets be TOTALLY honest.
This whole thing started with HOUSTON.Houston has ALWAYS made these claims,so it should be the one that should be scrutinized the most.
Fair enough. I dont agree with you, but I respect your assesment of the debate.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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1. NYC
2. LA
3. SF
4. DC

These four are unquestioned.

Then the debate becomes the rest. Is it Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston or Philly? Decent argument can be made for all.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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1. NYC
2. LA
3. SF
4. DC

These four are unquestioned.

Then the debate becomes the rest. Is it Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston or Philly? Decent argument can be made for all.
I think from the replies to the OP thus far, THESE four are unquestioned:

1. NYC
2. Chicago
3. L.A.
4. D.C.

the rest of the top 10 is a tossup between Houston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, and Philly.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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I think from the replies to the OP thus far, THESE four are unquestioned:

1. NYC
2. Chicago
3. L.A.
4. D.C.

the rest of the top 10 is a tossup between Houston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, and Philly.
Take Chicago out, and replace with SF, and we agree.

No way Chicago ranks higher than #5. Anything higher is just mindless boosterism.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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Take Chicago out, and replace with SF, and we agree.

No way Chicago ranks higher than #5. Anything higher is just mindless boosterism.
It's not boosterism...I don't live in Chicago, and I've visited San Francisco more often than I have Chicago. It's just factual information as well as popular opinion expressed in this thread.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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1. NYC
2. LA
3. SF
4. DC

These four are unquestioned.

Then the debate becomes the rest. Is it Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston or Philly? Decent argument can be made for all.
dementor-- welcome back. Where have you been? Long class field trip or did your neighbor finally find out you were siphoning their wireless?

Anyway, looking forward to many more uninformed, biased, offensive and inflammatory posts from you. You're a living softball.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Take Chicago out, and replace with SF, and we agree.

No way Chicago ranks higher than #5. Anything higher is just mindless boosterism.
Welcome back Dementor!

Placing Chicago higher than #5 is not mindless boosterism...the only thing "mindless" I see here is your constant unfounded bashing of Chicago. People have given you numerous reasons as to why Chicago is (at least) the #4 city in the country yet you constantly ignore all logic.

I don't think there's any question that Chicago is more important than San Francisco. I would put it at #4 overall with San Francisco #5.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Denver
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dementor-- welcome back. Where have you been? Long class field trip or did your neighbor finally find out you were siphoning their wireless?

Anyway, looking forward to many more uninformed, biased, offensive and inflammatory posts from you.
Haha, I honestly didn't see this post before posting mine. We're all on the same page it sounds.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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Haha, I honestly didn't see this post before posting mine. We're all on the same page it sounds.
You copied!
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