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View Poll Results: Best (or favorite) large Midwestern city/metro area?
Detroit 5 7.35%
Cleveland 11 16.18%
Chicago 36 52.94%
St. Louis 6 8.82%
Minneapolis/St. Paul 10 14.71%
Voters: 68. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-02-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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While I like the guy, he's one of those southwestern desert rats who doesnt like anything east of the west Texas border, which is strangely typical of that region's inhabitants.
Oh well, his loss.

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There's really no point in having Chicago on the poll. It's so large it wins the poll every time.
That's true, but I'd like to reiterate the fact that Chicago holds its own in discussions against New York or Los Angeles so even if it were country wide... Maybe we care more.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:17 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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While I like the guy, he's one of those southwestern desert rats who doesnt like anything east of the west Texas border, which is strangely typical of that region's inhabitants.



Hey, while I like you too Steve-O you are right,I am a desert rat and I dont like anything east of the West Texas border,except the South is alright, but you are right, it is very typical of the area.

If I had to choose I would say Louisville,KY,never been there but for some reason it appeals to me.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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By large, I mean easily having over 2 million people within 45 minutes away and having at least 3 major sports teams (sorry Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Kansas City).
Your opinions?
Kansas City was just under 2 mil in the metro area in 2006, i'm sure it's up now (more people are moving here with the economy, it's cheaper to live here, decent job market, and universities in the metro area are cheaper)

And 3 major sports teams..... Chiefs, Royals, Wizards... or Major League Soccer not considered a real sport in the US?

EDIT: That said, Chicago WINS.... followed by Minneapolis, KANSAS CITY ... i'd put crappy St. Louis last but even it's not as bad as the hell hole known as Detroit
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Hey, while I like you too Steve-O you are right,I am a desert rat and I dont like anything east of the West Texas border,except the South is alright, but you are right, it is very typical of the area.

If I had to choose I would say Louisville,KY,never been there but for some reason it appeals to me.


You all need to expand your horizons, life's too short to be confined to one little area of the country.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:36 AM
 
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And 3 major sports teams..... Chiefs, Royals, Wizards... or Major League Soccer not considered a real sport in the US? (Skrazzles quote).

MLS is cool, but it is not considered a real sport because of longevity, or the lack of. However, soccer still has a strong presence in the US, at least as far as participation.
Let's not get off topic though.

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Old 06-03-2008, 11:39 AM
 
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Oh my god.... does everyone remember the father and son that attacked the umpire at the Sox game like, 10 years ago????

Take Chicago off the poll... I'd say Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Milwaukee are all great cities as well
More like 2001 or 2002.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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More like 2001 or 2002.
BASEBALL; 2 Fans Attack Royals Coach at Game in Chicago - New York Times
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Kansas City was just under 2 mil in the metro area in 2006, i'm sure it's up now (more people are moving here with the economy, it's cheaper to live here, decent job market, and universities in the metro area are cheaper)

And 3 major sports teams..... Chiefs, Royals, Wizards... or Major League Soccer not considered a real sport in the US?

EDIT: That said, Chicago WINS.... followed by Minneapolis, KANSAS CITY ... i'd put crappy St. Louis last but even it's not as bad as the hell hole known as Detroit
I don't think they were counting MLS. It doesn't seem to have as big of a pull.

And personally, I love St. Louis. Kansas City is alright, I guess. My cousin lived there, but I've never been there. I try not to insult any city unless I know it well enough to do so. Calling a city "crappy" or a "hellhole" makes one seem pretty immature, unless you have lived in or spent a credible amount of time in St. Louis and Detroit. Both have decay, but both also have wonderful architecture, nice people, and character.

Kansas City is just under 2 mil people and only really has 2 major sports, though they're courting hockey. No offense to MLS, but it's generally not considered one of the big 4: NHL, MLB, NFL, or NBA.

And "crappy" St. Louis is courting an MLS team also, though for the Illinois side of the river. And it has MLB, NHL, and NFL.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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WHY WOULD YOU EXCLUDE INDIANAPOLIS? we have more than 2million people within 45 minutes plus we have 3 major teams THE COLTS,PACERS,INDIANA FIREBIRDS
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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WHY WOULD YOU EXCLUDE INDIANAPOLIS? we have more than 2million people within 45 minutes plus we have 3 major teams THE COLTS,PACERS,INDIANA FIREBIRDS
Well, just barely above 2 million, I suppose....
The Indianapolis metropolitan area has seen modest and steady growth among U.S. cities.[3], with growth centered in the surrounding counties of Hamilton, Hendricks, and Johnson. Hamilton and Hendricks Counties are currently the fastest growing counties in Indiana and in the Midwest, although the state as a whole is only showing modest growth.[4] Currently, the Combined Statistical Area stands at 1,984,644, making it the 23rd largest CSA in the U.S. (2006 est)

Even if so, the Firebirds (is that Arena Football) aren't in the 4 major pro sports leagues in North America
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