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Old 06-12-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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For Chicago.....I really don't know.

There are sports rivalries, such as St. Louis, Green Bay, Milwaukee, but just as far as similar cities there aren't a ton. People who haven't lived in either city will say NYC, but NYC doesn't care about Chicago and I never hear anything in Chicago about NYC other than what you'd hear from elsewhere in the country. People either love it or hate it, go there for work/vacation. They're so different. In the Midwest Detroit is the next largest metro, but it has so many problems it's not really a rivalry. Minneapolis is doing well, but it's like 1/3 the size and off the radar.

We just kinda chill on our own. Have our own problems as well as great aspects to keep us busy.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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Growing up I noticed a bit of an Omaha-Des Moines rivalry, and I've heard Des Moines-Madison discussed before.

Madison-Rockford? Knoxville-Chatanooga? Houston-Dallas? LA-San Fran? NYC-Boston? Tampa-Orlando?
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Indianapolis vs THE WORLD
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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A few I have noticed:

Washington and Baltimore: Two large cities that are so close together yet so far apart culturally. They have very different feels and that sometimes results in some hard feeling between the two.

New Orleans and Atlanta: Two of the most important cities in the deep south. Again the cultures are very different. New Orleans is generally viewed by outsiders as a party town, whereas Atlanta is the business hub of the southeast. People who like one often dislike the other (i.e. people who are fans of NOLA say Atlanta is boring and too sprawling, people who are fans of Atlanta say that New Orleans is dirty and not good for anything except drinking). And of course Saints-Falcons is the best southern rivalry in the NFL.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Albuquerque is a bit isolated to have any string rivalry, though occasionally it will duke it out with Santa Fe. The two Southwestern peer cities that can conjur some interesting rivalry are Tucson and El Paso. The trio rivalry is represented in this long winded and eventually closed thread.

Albuquerque VS Tucson VS El Paso
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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The only real rivalry I think Chicago has is Detroit, just based off sports. The Lions haven't been much competition, but the Red Wings-Blackhawks rivalry is pretty intense, the Sox and Tigers have a bit of a rivalry, and the Bulls and Pistons rivalry was as good as it gets up until the last few years.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Growing up I noticed a bit of an Omaha-Des Moines rivalry, and I've heard Des Moines-Madison discussed before.

Madison-Rockford? Knoxville-Chatanooga? Houston-Dallas? LA-San Fran? NYC-Boston? Tampa-Orlando?
Why would Madison compare itself with Rockford? I don't mean to slam Rockford, but I've heard it's pretty much a dump, and Madison is more like Ann Arbor, Des Moines, or even could be compared with much larger metros like Minneapolis, Columbus, KC or Indy.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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A few I have noticed:

Washington and Baltimore: Two large cities that are so close together yet so far apart culturally. They have very different feels and that sometimes results in some hard feeling between the two.

New Orleans and Atlanta: Two of the most important cities in the deep south. Again the cultures are very different. New Orleans is generally viewed by outsiders as a party town, whereas Atlanta is the business hub of the southeast. People who like one often dislike the other (i.e. people who are fans of NOLA say Atlanta is boring and too sprawling, people who are fans of Atlanta say that New Orleans is dirty and not good for anything except drinking). And of course Saints-Falcons is the best southern rivalry in the NFL.
Trust me, there is no rivalry between Atlanta and New Orleans.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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Well, I'm right outside New York City in northeastern NJ (20 miles). Philadelphia, LA, SF, and Chicago all have people who say they're similar to or better than New York and residents of both NYC/NYC area and those cities mentioned often fight (on here) over which is better and why. The one I'd find most similar is Chicago.

Philly and Boston are big New York team sports rivals - Mets/Phillies, Giants/Patriots, Yankees/Red Sox, etc.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I currently live in Riverside, California which is a mid-sized city at 300K population which suffers from a severe inferiority complex being only 60 miles east of Los Angeles and beach cities in Orange County.

As for the major city in my region, LA has the higher population hands down, but is constantly at war with San Francisco and San Diego as the "better" West Coast city. Many people boast that SF is more of a "City" with a capital C whereas LA is more strip-mall, automobile focused. San Diego boosters flaunt its "better" beaches and general safety.
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