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Old 12-04-2014, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Lets hear your opinions on what neighboring states dislike one another the most.

Ive heard WA and OR are pretty good rivals. Ill also nominate IL and WI, theres definitely some animosity there, too.
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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There really isn't much of any kind of rivalry between WA and OR.

Texas and Oklahoma though, but it's mostly football related.
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Arizona pretty well hates us because California is perceived to be the polar opposite of conservative Arizona- although that doesn't stop them from basically spending as much of their summers here as possible by the cool beach to escape the unrelenting heat of the desert.
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Old 12-04-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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There really isn't much of any kind of rivalry between WA and OR.

Texas and Oklahoma though, but it's mostly football related.
In Oklahoma we always say that the only good Texan is a Red Texan.

I'd say that of all the smaller states that border Texas that they all don't like Texas but Oklahoma is probably the only one to which Texas returns the favor.

Other than that Texas tends to send it's enmity toward the California and New York.

I think Nebraska and Colorado have some aspects of a rivalry based on all the hard core Nebraska fans who have moved to Colorado.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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The first state being the prime antagonizer:

New Mexico vs. Arizona

New Mexico vs. Texas

Massachusetts vs. Connecticut

Massachusetts vs. New York

Vermont vs. New York

New York vs. New Jersey

Ohio vs. Kentucky

Oregon vs. California
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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North Carolina and South Carolina. North Carolina looks down on South Carolina as seemingly being less progressive and cosmopolitan, and South Carolina looks down on North Carolina for being perceived as being less Southern.

Other ones I think of are more one-way rivalries. Minnesota considers Iowa to be inferior in every way imaginable, and Iowa is either oblivious to it or ignores it, and Ohio seems to resent everything Michigan, whereas Michigan is more or less nonchalant about Ohio.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Outside of the United States
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North Carolina and South Carolina. North Carolina looks down on South Carolina as seemingly being less progressive and cosmopolitan, and South Carolina looks down on North Carolina for being perceived as being less Southern.
Yes, I think the sentiment between those two is the strongest of its kind in the entire country. Northern Carolinians thinking of their Southern counterparts as poorer and dependent on someone else brothers, still living in the past and prejudicies of the past. Something similar happens also on lesser than state scale. I mean Northern Virginia versus the rest of the state for similar reasons as in Carolinas case.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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North Carolina and South Carolina. North Carolina looks down on South Carolina as seemingly being less progressive and cosmopolitan, and South Carolina looks down on North Carolina for being perceived as being less Southern.
Some NC'ers--particularly center-lefties--do have a superiority complex towards SC, but much of it has been tempered in recent years due to SC's progress on the economic front and NC's sharp turn to the political right. And of course, NC'ers haven't stopped visiting Myrtle Beach and Charleston and SC'ers haven't stopped visiting (and moving to) Charlotte and the mountains.
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:10 PM
 
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Texas and Oklahoma though, but it's mostly football related.
Football's just an expression of it - it's way more than that. I grew up just a few miles from the Red River. Hating okies was definitely a small town pastime. Why absolutely none of them know how to drive is beyond me, but it's true. The fact that A&M supporters laid down the rivalry with UT to cheer against OU a few years back speaks to how prejudiced many are against Oklahoma.

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New Mexico vs. Texas
That's actually news to me. What kind of animosity goes on there? For most of the state, New Mexico is a solid day's drive away. The only city even remotely close to ABQ is El Paso and I'd figure El Paso has more in common with New Mexico than most of the rest of Texas.
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:14 PM
 
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West Virginia and Virginia.

Nevada and Utah don't hate each other, but it's Mormons vs. Gambling, booze and hookers.
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