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Old 07-20-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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I think that people in the Northeast are too busy for it!

The pace of life up there isn't laid back like in most of the US
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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I think that people in the Northeast are too busy for it!

The pace of life up there isn't laid back like in most of the US
It seems however, those same people in the northeast make enough time to go to Fenway Park or Yankee Stadium. Baseball matters to those folks like the battle of the Iron Bowl matters to someone in Tuscaloosa Alabama.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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Ditto in California, reason is, we have better things to do.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Ditto in California, reason is, we have better things to do.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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BOOM. I can't believe it took until the 4th page for this to get mentioned. There's your real answer. The best talent is Down South.Not trying to brag about it either. Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama. There isn't a region in the nation that can touch that depth. Midwest has Ohio. West Coast has California and the Northeast has Pennsylvania and New Jersey somewhat. Even in the DC area, they love football, but the talent in the area is below what you see in Houston, Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Dallas. There's a reason why you see programs like Texas, OU (gets most of it's players from Texas), Florida, Bama, Georgia, LSU, Auburn, Miami, FSU, and Auburn always up there every year. There's a reason why the state of Florida dominated the 90s. There's a reason why the state of Texas leads the nation in D-1 talent the past 30 years. There's a reason why the last three national championships came in states where I-10 runs through it.
Cheating?
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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In absence of the Ivy leagues schools, the Northeast has a very weak state-run higher education system when compared to the rest of the country.
Penn State, Pitt, Temple, UConn, SUNY-Binghamton, SUNY-Buffalo, Baruch College, Vermont, UMass, Rutgers, TCNJ.

Also, Cornell is partially public.
And of course, the Merchant Marine Academy and West Point.

I dont know how that's 'very weak', but it's not academically oriented in the same way that higher education is in places like the south.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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It could be since there a wider variety of sports for athletes from the Northeast to choose from, particulary hockey and lacrosse.....
where in the South and Midwest and even most of the West, most kids only choose from Football, Baseball and Basketball.....
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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Hockey is pretty damn big in the midwest...
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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Hockey is pretty damn big in the midwest...
ND, MN, WI, IL, MI and OH midwest, yes.....
IA, NE, IN, SD and some of MO midwest, no.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:49 PM
 
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I'm going with the NE is not as big on college football because the NE college football is not that good. And I believe someone else stated this earlier.
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