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View Poll Results: City where you feel there is an inferiority complex?
NYC 25 8.74%
LA 23 8.04%
CHICAGO 80 27.97%
HOUSTON 84 29.37%
ATLANTA 61 21.33%
PHILLIE 44 15.38%
DETROIT 40 13.99%
DALLAS-FORTWORTH 41 14.34%
BAY AREA (San francisco, Oakland, San Jose), CA 16 5.59%
MILWAUKEE 40 13.99%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 286. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-06-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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Ok so I screwed up on the first poll, which is ok, you learn as you go and here is version 2.0 which I narrowed down to the top 10 including Atlanta by special request. You can also vote for multiple cities if you have a hard time choosing just one.

Once again which city do you generally see on C-D or even in person that the residents seem to be all uptight and defensive when you talk about some of the negative of their city. (For example: "There sure is a lot of crime here", Response: "No there isn't, if you don't like it, get outta here!", etc.)
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I voted Houston, Chicago, and Atlanta.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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You need to update your list again and add San Antonio.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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With all the negative publicity towards Detroit these days, I would guess it's damaged a few egos.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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anyone from chicago will tell you how jealous we are of Chicago that we have even come up with little terms for people from chicago...FIB's...._____ Illinois Bastards.

People I live around...ALL OF THEM HATE CHICAGO for no good reason at all. Milwaukee gets my number one vote
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Ok so I screwed up on the first poll, which is ok, you learn as you go and here is version 2.0 which I narrowed down to the top 10 including Atlanta by special request. You can also vote for multiple cities if you have a hard time choosing just one.

Once again which city do you generally see on C-D or even in person that the residents seem to be all uptight and defensive when you talk about some of the negative of their city. (For example: "There sure is a lot of crime here", Response: "No there isn't, if you don't like it, get outta here!", etc.)
hmmm....all of the above....many people will choose CH,hou,or atl, but that is only because these three are the most discussed cities recently.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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One city that definitely has an inferiority complex that wasn't mentioned in the original thread is Baltimore. Poor Charm City is overshadowed by Washington and New York in particular, and the bigger Northeast Corridor cities (DC, NYC, Philadelphia, and Boston) in general. When many people (especially people from outside the Northeast Corridor or outside the Mid-Atlantic states - I'm including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and part of New York in the Mid-Atlantic classification along with Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) talk about the big NEC cities, they are ONLY talking about New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, rather than those 4 cities plus Baltimore. Many people in Baltimore also really despise Washington sports teams and they absolutely hate what Jack Kent Cooke almost did to them in the mid-1990's (which was build the Redskins' new stadium in Laurel, MD, halfway between Washington and Baltimore; that would have killed any hope Baltimore would have had to get a new NFL team).

Balmer's resentment towards the Big Apple isn't hard to explain; it's the same kind of resentment Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Buffalo, etc, etc, etc have towards New York. But Baltimore's resentment of Washington has a lot to do with the fact that for many years Baltimore was considerably bigger (metro area-wise) than Washington and was in many ways a more important city (back in the 1800's and early 1900's when manufacturing was much more important and government was small). Then FDR became President and the federal government started to add jobs and expand...and expand...and expand over time as the U.S. shifted to a service-style, white collar economy. The smaller city to Baltimore's southwest all of sudden was equaling and then far surpassing Baltimore in size. Added to the fact Baltimore has pretty much always been overshadowed by the larger cities of New York and Philadelphia, you can understand why Baltimore feels trapped in the shadows. That's too bad because Baltimore is a fine city with a lot to offer (though it does have a relatively high percentage of rough areas compared to most cities, including its Northeast Corridor brethren).
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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You need to update your list again and add San Antonio.
Well version 3.0 I'll just narrow it down to the top 3, I don't think San Antonio would've made it, but thanks for voting.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I vote Houston...there seems to be this unquenchable desire by its' residents to make more of it than it actually is...the curious thing is that it's a great city IMO, but it's not LA, Chicago or NYC by any stretch of the imagination. Just take a few deep breaths and relax, Houstonians...your city is fine just as it is.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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It's 'Philly'...
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