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Old 08-05-2014, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Texas.

... take a guess.
Austin? San Antonio?



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Old 08-05-2014, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Austin? San Antonio?



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Yeah, I was going to say San Antonio. For a city it's size, it doesn't seem to get much attention (aside from the Spurs at least). It's not totally ignored, but of the top 10 largest U.S. cities, of which San Antonio is one (#7, I believe)... it gets the least amount of recognition.

Now Austin on the other hand...
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:54 PM
 
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Yeah, I was going to say San Antonio. For a city it's size, it doesn't seem to get much attention (aside from the Spurs at least). It's not totally ignored, but of the top 10 largest U.S. cities, of which San Antonio is one (#7, I believe)... it gets the least amount of recognition.

Now Austin on the other hand...
Check JJG's location.
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They're talking about Fort Worth.


Damn, it really is overlooked.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:56 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Check JJG's location.
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They're talking about Fort Worth.


Damn, it really is overlooked.
See what I mean?
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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See what I mean?
I was joking.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Check JJG's location.
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They're talking about Fort Worth.


Damn, it really is overlooked.
No, I saw that, and knew that's what JJG meant. That's what happens when your city is only 30 miles away from Dallas and part of the same shared metro. I'm sure many people in St. Paul, MN feel the same way. Or Long Beach, CA, or Ft. Lauderdale, or Oakland, or Tacoma.

I stand by my assessment of San Antonio though for the state of Texas.

When I lived in Massachussetts it was Worcester. 2nd biggest city in the state, but how often do you ever hear Worcester brought up in conversation? It doesn't help that it's at such the distance from Boston that it's just barely too far to be part of Boston's metro, yet too close to escape it's shadow. Even Springfield gets more attention than poor Worcester.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:18 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I was joking.
I know, but that's all too common.

Seriously, ONLY because we're 30 miles away from Dallas (close, but not just right next to each other) will people not mention us in threads like this. San Antonio and Austin, even El Paso is better known nationally by a good mile.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I know, but that's all too common.

Seriously, ONLY because we're 30 miles away from Dallas (close, but not just right next to each other) will people not mention us in threads like this. San Antonio and Austin, even El Paso is better known nationally by a good mile.
I'm originally from the Inland Empire of CA.

What/where's that, right?

4,000,000 people, anchored by two cities that combined are 510,000.

No room for talk about the IE when you've got LA and San Diego right there. Not to mention "The OC".
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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I know, but that's all too common.

Seriously, ONLY because we're 30 miles away from Dallas (close, but not just right next to each other) will people not include us. San Antonio and Austin, even El Paso is better known nationally by a good mile.
El Paso? I don't know if I'd go that far. I only hear about El Paso when there's cartel violence in the news. Personally, I like Ft. Worth, and in many ways I think it has a better QOL than Dallas. It's a shame that it gets overshadowed by Dallas in the national spotlight, but I think for that reason it's able to maintain it's own individual character and local charm a little more effectively.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:31 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Yeah, see the thing is, we've actually tried getting our OWN name out there several times (ESPN has broadcast here for 2 big sporting events in the last 3 years and will be back for a third time to kick off the college football season next month, even with ESPN College Gameday), the city even placed advertisements in the heart of Times Square.

Nothing sticks, it seems... We're still "Dallas" to a lot of people.
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