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Old 01-22-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I think it's Springfield. However, smaller cities like Fall River, New Bedford, Lawrence, Lynn, Brockton, etc. are all sort of looked upon negatively. Springfield gets the distinction in my opinion because it's not only looked upon negatively, but it's located in Western Mass. (a region that feels like it's the red headed step child of the state), and it loses a lot of money to the Boston area when it comes to state funding.
But it has the Basketball hall of Fame lol
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:40 PM
 
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Raleigh is about as hip as a Panera. I live near cameron village. I'd pick durham for its hipness over Raleigh anyway. Same with Carrboro. If not for the commute I'd live in durham.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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Growing up in North Florida, Miami was definitely the punching bag. It exemplified everything negative about the state and is so different from the rest of the state. Although South Floridians probably see Jacksonville as the punching bag.

In my adopted home state of Alabama, it's gotta be Prichard, or Montgomery for the major cities.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Growing up in North Florida, Miami was definitely the punching bag. It exemplified everything negative about the state and is so different from the rest of the state. Although South Floridians probably see Jacksonville as the punching bag.
Yep! I went through Jr. High in Tallahassee, and High School in Orlando. This is totally true, to this day. And South Floridians call Jacksonville 'Georgia's second largest City.'

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In my adopted home state of Alabama, it's gotta be Prichard, or Montgomery for the major cities.
In Atlanta, people from AL mostly trash Montgomery & Mobile.
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:37 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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For Michigan, I would say probably Flint.

Some might say Detroit, but there are also quite a few pro-Detroit people who try to be positive about the city's future, and the city/metro still has the attractions, pro sports, etc. that give people positive experiences when they visit. You won't find many Flint boosters at all (although there are a few).
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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Buffalo
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:24 PM
 
Location: From Michigan. Now in Memphis, TN
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For Michigan, I would say probably Flint.

Some might say Detroit, but there are also quite a few pro-Detroit people who try to be positive about the city's future, and the city/metro still has the attractions, pro sports, etc. that give people positive experiences when they visit. You won't find many Flint boosters at all (although there are a few).
I agree with this as a native Michigander. I am actually from Saginaw (Sagnasty we called it), which is one of our state's punching bags, but it can go unnoticed due to its size. Flint is just big enough, and renown enough to take the title. We even bashed Flint in Saginaw, and Saginaw has few redeeming qualities.

I can try Central Illinois since I live here. I'd say for Central Illinois it is Danville. I visited Danville once and it reminded me of home, so you know that can't be good. But Danville is small. Decatur gets a bad rep around here as well.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:31 PM
 
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I agree with this as a native Michigander. I am actually from Saginaw, which is one of our state's punching bags, but it can go unnoticed due to its size. Flint is just big enough, and renown enough to take the title. We even bashed Flint in Saginaw, and Saginaw has few redeeming qualities.

I can try Central Illinois since I live here. I'd say for Central Illinois it is Danville. I visited Danville once and it reminded me of home, so you know that can't be good. But Danville is small. Decatur gets a bad rep around here as well.
Haha! You took the words out of my mouth! I was going to say "Decatur." I also agree with the assessment of Flint, MI.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:51 PM
 
Location: kansas city
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Topeka ks, worst place ever, dont go there,ever. I mean ever !
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Kentucky too many hillbilly towns too count. Eastern Kentucky is a bloody mess in some towns, lot of poverty and lack of education on the plus side not that much crime but a lot of ignorant people, would not go to many towns if I was black or Latino or look Middle Eastern just saying for your own good.
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