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Old 11-21-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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All you have to do is look at what some of us wear, for example a Minnesotan wearing a Twins cap with a Gophers sweatshirt even though the Gophers arent playing today and its not even baseball season, lol
Its like damn, we get it your from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Whatever.... all you have to do is wear a baseball cap and some normal clothes on. I never see people on either coast like this.
Oh yeah, one never sees anyone from the Boston or NYC areas wearing Red Sox, Yankees, Giants, Patriots, Celtics, Knicks, Rangers or Bruins athletic gear every moment possible...
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: USA
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I believe the hometowns and the media do that everywhere. Just a little local pride showing. Congrats to this person who made it to the top.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:24 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I make up for the media deficit by listening to a prairie home companion and prince. and husker du and the replacements.

Maybe Minnesota should sponsor some public regional tv shows and see if they can get syndicated elsewhere.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Raccoon City
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I thought I looked cute in my Kansas sweater...
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: MN
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Its like damn, we get it your from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Whatever.... all you have to do is wear a baseball cap and some normal clothes on. I never see people on either coast like this.

Well had to get that off my chest, i hope im not the only one who notices these things.
Yeah, because when I'm in LA I never see guys wearing Lakers jerseys in the middle of the summer.

I'd rather see people walking around with civic pride by represting the local college or pro team, than some d-bag in a sweatshirt with "HOLLISTER" across the front (or insert any crap pile of junk brand)
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:50 AM
 
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IMO People from sparsely populated areas have a tendencies to get excited about "one of their own" due to the fact that there is a possibility that they may have a personal connection with that person.

"My sisters next door neighbor is her daughters teacher"
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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IMO People from sparsely populated areas have a tendencies to get excited about "one of their own" due to the fact that there is a possibility that they may have a personal connection with that person.

"My sisters next door neighbor is her daughters teacher"
Your observation is probably correct, but it has nothing to do with the midwest only. There are plenty of sparsely populated areas that aren't in the midwest...eastern OR/WA, parts of CA away from the coast, a huge chunk of TX, western MA or NH, VT, ME, etc. The midwest doesn't have the market cornered in "rural"...
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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Your observation is probably correct, but it has nothing to do with the midwest only. There are plenty of sparsely populated areas that aren't in the midwest...eastern OR/WA, parts of CA away from the coast, a huge chunk of TX, western MA or NH, VT, ME, etc. The midwest doesn't have the market cornered in "rural"...
In anthropology they have a term called "Cultural Universals' meaning people who differ geographically and chronologically can share similar cultural practices and norms.
IMO there are also "Regional Universals" things that people share from different regions of the US

..But if you have ever lived in a small town anywhere you can understand why good reporters learn that they have to "make up news" in order to fill the time slot or news paper. There's not enough two headed calfs being born anymore.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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In Albuquerque, people are elated about our public profile being raised by Breaking Bad, a show that depicts our city as a meth infested viper's den.

It is a good show, though.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:58 AM
 
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This is silly. I know countless people from NYC that get excited when somebody that grew up in their borough gets famous or is mentioned on TV. It's not just a small town thing.
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