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Old 03-30-2018, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:11 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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No longer. San Jose has its own standing outright
It definitely is still overshadowed by SF even in California. Most people in SoCal are unware that it's a larger city. Many in other parts of the country don't know that it exists, let alone being the 10th largest city in the country.
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Old 03-30-2018, 02:10 PM
 
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It definitely is still overshadowed by SF even in California. Most people in SoCal are unware that it's a larger city. Many in other parts of the country don't know that it exists, let alone being the 10th largest city in the country.
Got back from Europe: definitely carries its own weight there. Most people do know about SJ. They don't in SoCal before their heads are up to their a%%ss: just surfing and watching movies from Hollywood(la la land!)
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Old 03-30-2018, 02:11 PM
 
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San Jose is truly a world class and cosmopolitan international global city, so most people do around the globe, maybe not so much in the U.S. since they're horrible in geography.
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Old 03-30-2018, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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It may seem like a stretch but in regional rivalry here in western/west-central NY state, the three southern tier cities versus the three major "Ontario" or "I-90" cities, which have always been bigger and more well known.

Corning, Elmira, Binghamton versus Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.

Moving southwest perhaps Wheeling - Pittsburgh counts.
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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Got back from Europe: definitely carries its own weight there. Most people do know about SJ. They don't in SoCal before their heads are up to their a%%ss: just surfing and watching movies from Hollywood(la la land!)
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San Jose is truly a world class and cosmopolitan international global city, so most people do around the globe, maybe not so much in the U.S. since they're horrible in geography.
Are you trying to convince us or yourself?
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Old 03-30-2018, 03:33 PM
 
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Are you trying to convince us or yourself?
Lol, I wondered the same. I hear, frequently, San Francisco come up in conversation. San Jose...never.
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:11 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Got back from Europe: definitely carries its own weight there. Most people do know about SJ. They don't in SoCal before their heads are up to their a%%ss: just surfing and watching movies from Hollywood(la la land!)
The ignorance is appalling, everyone knows SF though, and you can't even say they have the same recognition.
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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Any city in the Midwest is basically in the shadow of Chicago, at least to a lot of people on the coasts.

Often in business you will see some company try and establish a "Midwest presence". Generally it will be led by someone from the East Coast who has been scared their whole life to venture more than 10 miles from an ocean. And they will open an office in Chicago and think they have planted a flag over the entire Midwest.

Don't get me wrong, Chicago is a great city.... but the Chicago shadow is pretty strong to the naive.
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:56 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Are you trying to convince us or yourself?
You gotta admit, Topper is pretty entertaining.
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