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Old 06-27-2013, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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South Florida rivals Southern California for beach culture.
Both are definitely in the top 2. I would say the Jersey Shore is a solid #3.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: North Bronx
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Raleigh can definitely compete with Charlotte it can compete with any mid tier metro be it Orlando,Nashville,,Austin or whoever and its growing faster then most to boot...
As far as my city the greatest in the world we have no peer and that's not NYC arrogance there is simply nothing equivalent in the US period....Chicago comes the closest but even they are a very very distant 2nd....in sports maybe Boston but that's about it.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Philadelphia has a pair of one-way rivalries--one with Pittsburgh and one with New York City. Pittsburgh thinks it has a rivalry with Philadelphia, but most Philadelphians don't really think about Pittsburgh much. Philadelphians tend to look at the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region instead, so Philadelphians think they have a rivalry with New York. But again, most New Yorkers really don't pay attention that that.

This seems to really on manifest through sports, though, particularly when the "junior partner" in the rivalry has the better team. So, Philadelphians will usually dislike the Mets, but Mets fans didn't really start loathing the Phillies until recently. Likewise, in the early '00s, the Penguins were an afterthought compared to the hated Devils and Rangers. My theory predicts that Pens fans always hated the Flyers (I haven't tried to test that). Hate seems to be sticky, though. That means that if a team became a rival when they were really good, fans will still tend to hate them even when they suck.

There has also been a 76ers-Celtics rivalry, but I don't think that's translated into a real city rivalry (or even necessarily a sports rivalry the transcends the times when both teams are good). If Philadelphia and Boston were to admit they were rivals, they'd have to admit that they're competing over 2nd best in the region (behind NYC) and I don't think either side (and especially Boston) wants to do that. Boston prefers to be a rival with NYC, from my experience.

Does this random assortment of ideas masquerading as a theory work?
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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The rivals of NYC

In sports -- Boston
In entertainment -- Los Angeles
In power -- Washington DC
In finance -- London
100% True!
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: The A
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Not sure who Atlanta rivals with. If you go on the forum you'll notice that they pretty much hate all other cities that are not Atlanta though.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chicago rivals with Toronto and Philly and maybe DC
Cincinnati rivals with Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Indy, St. Louis and maybe Louisville
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: The A
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Chicago rivals with Toronto?
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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From what I noticed on this forum it tends to be Houston vs. Atlanta on which is the top city in the south. I also see Atlanta vs. New Orleans. And most people from Houston usually favor New Orleans over Atlanta. Just what it seems like from my observation. I myself find Atlanta to brag a lot about its status as the top of the south. Or so they like to think.
Agreed.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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NYC: four seasons!
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Both are definitely in the top 2. I would say the Jersey Shore is a solid #3.
Don't forget the Outerbanks, the beaches in Delaware, Maryland's Eastern Shore, the beaches in Hawaii, and the beaches in eastern Massachusetts.
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