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Old 10-10-2019, 09:24 AM
 
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Dallas is the city for people from as far as the Texas Panhandle, West Texas east of the mountains, Oklahoma, and parts of Louisiana, Kansas, and Arkansas.

Houston is the big city for the Rio Grande Valley, Southeastern Texas, and Southwestern Louisiana.

In Texas, I think Dallas has a bigger hinterland.
Many in the RGV go to San Antonio it's closer, the same with Laredo and Corpus Christi. Even Victoria is closer but just barely.
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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The City

Boston: NE CT, MA, RI, NH, ME, NH
New York City: NY, North NJ, NE PA, SW CT
Philadelphia: East PA, NJ Inner Philly Suburbs
San Fran: Most of Northern/Mid California
Chicago: Illinois, Iowa, NW Indiana
Miami: SW FL

From what Ive heard.
I have several relatives in Springfield, IL in central Illinois they pull to St Louis it's closer and are Cardinal fans too.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:20 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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While New Orleans people don't really consider anything very far from the city to be under their influence, it IS one of the most isolated cities of its size. The next similarly sized metro areas are Atlanta, Houston, and Jacksonville all over a 5 hour drive away. People debate whether Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Mobile, Biloxi, or Shreveport are major cities but they're all much smaller than New Orleans.
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:06 PM
 
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What cities have very large populations that use that city as “the city”.

For example Boston metro is 4.8 million but it’s “the city” for 12.5-13 million. Maine pays money so places as far as Bruinswick have regular access to Boston via the Downeaster.

This is total garbage. If you're on the eastern end of Casco Bay in Brunswick ME, you don't regularly access Boston. It's a 2 1/2 hour drive and Amtrak is so slow the trip is measured in geological time. Boston is where all those annoying rich vacation home owners and tourists come from, not your "city". if you walk into a bar in Hartford or New Haven, they most likely have the Yankees game on rather than the Red Sox. The same is true for chunks of Western Massachusetts where there are plenty of Yankees and Giants fans.



If you don't commute there, or use it for medical services, or use the airport for most of your flights, it's not your city. A huge chunk of the midwest is St Louis Cardinals fans since that's the only MLB team in the region but it's not their city.
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:51 PM
 
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This is total garbage. If you're on the eastern end of Casco Bay in Brunswick ME, you don't regularly access Boston. It's a 2 1/2 hour drive and Amtrak is so slow the trip is measured in geological time. Boston is where all those annoying rich vacation home owners and tourists come from, not your "city". if you walk into a bar in Hartford or New Haven, they most likely have the Yankees game on rather than the Red Sox. The same is true for chunks of Western Massachusetts where there are plenty of Yankees and Giants fans.



If you don't commute there, or use it for medical services, or use the airport for most of your flights, it's not your city. A huge chunk of the midwest is St Louis Cardinals fans since that's the only MLB team in the region but it's not their city.
Literally the reason why the Bruins tend to play Matinee games more than anyone else is because Mainers go to games and they can get home at a decent hour if the game is at 1 and ends by 3:30.

Most Mainers Drive to Logan for international flights

UMaine used to get huge turnouts for the HEA Tournament in Boston when they made it.


UMaine offers instate tuition to Massachusetts residents. There is a pretty large connection.

“Regular doesn’t mean every day commuters it means a cultural affinity
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Old 10-10-2019, 09:26 PM
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Spokane......covers eastern Washington, eastern British Columbia, Alberta, North Idaho, northwest Oregon, and most of Montana.

Take a look at map....that is a huge area!!!

When the Washington State Legislature tried to stop a private Heart Center in Spokane, the Governors of Oregon, Idaho, and Montana as well as the Premiers of British Columbia and Alberta intervened to get it approved!!!
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Old 10-12-2019, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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This is total garbage. If you're on the eastern end of Casco Bay in Brunswick ME, you don't regularly access Boston. It's a 2 1/2 hour drive and Amtrak is so slow the trip is measured in geological time. Boston is where all those annoying rich vacation home owners and tourists come from, not your "city". if you walk into a bar in Hartford or New Haven, they most likely have the Yankees game on rather than the Red Sox. The same is true for chunks of Western Massachusetts where there are plenty of Yankees and Giants fans.



If you don't commute there, or use it for medical services, or use the airport for most of your flights, it's not your city. A huge chunk of the midwest is St Louis Cardinals fans since that's the only MLB team in the region but it's not their city.
Absolutely false.

Lots of family inNorthern Maine, and even though they live 4-6 hours to Boston.. Boston is the City to them.

Also residents in the Berkshires are 20-25% NY Fans, most of whom are transplants from NY. There are chunks in Western Mass that have NY heavy fanbases, but no town/city in Mass comes close to 40%+ NY Fans. Most people in Berkshire County MA are pretty pissed that they cant see Pats games because Albany. Unlike parts of Upstate NY where theres whole counties that lean Celtics/Sox/Pats out to Oswego County, theres none of that in Mass...

And, Hartford is plurality Red Sox/Pats/Bs... not NY. New Haven? Yes Leans Yankees. Hartford? Mostly Red Sox. (50-60%)
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:54 PM
 
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I've periodically been surprised to meet Alaskans in Seattle that have traveled south for medical treatment that's not available in Alaska.



One way of measuring cultural hinterlands is through sports fandom?

https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...fandom/379729/
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Atlanta is the city for a lot of people. Basically the entire northern half of Georgia, eastern Alabama, out nearly to Augusta in Georgia, the westernmost counties of North Carolina, and into South Carolina almost to Greenville.

Metro area of 6 million but probably the city for close to 10 million.

Charlotte probably has a 75 mile catchment area. It goes out much further to the east and to the northwest.

TV market areas are still very important for this. Even in South Carolina, Charleston is “the city” for probably 10 additional counties beside Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester. Williamsburg, Georgetown, Colleton, Orangeburg, Beaufort, Hampton, the southern part of Orangeburg, Clarendon, and Allendale.

All of those counties get TV stations from there.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:24 PM
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Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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I've periodically been surprised to meet Alaskans in Seattle that have traveled south for medical treatment that's not available in Alaska.



One way of measuring cultural hinterlands is through sports fandom?

https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...fandom/379729/
I wonder why the Steelers have outposts in South Carolina and western Kentucky/far southern Illinois. That seems random.

I guess people in southern Nevada are far enough from a major NFL team, they're just like "well, we are cowboys, lol".
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