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Old 10-07-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Personally, I think that Philadelphia and Chicago are great litmus tests for each other. Each city has a roughly equal proportion of ghettos to gentrified neighborhoods, so if you like one city but dislike the other, then the reason for disliking the other should never have anything to do with its ghettos, lest you be a blatant hypocrite.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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1) Which city has the better weather? Philadelphia
2) Which city has the more friendly people? Philadelphia
3) Which city has better food and restaurants? Philadelphia
4) Which city is a better sports town? Philadelphia
5) Which city has the arts scene? Philadelphia
6) Which city is more Liberal? Philadelphia
7) How would you compare the racial diversity of these two cities? Philadelphia more diverse.
8) Which city is cleaner? Philadelphia
9) Which city has the better air quality? Minneapolis
10) Which city has more crime? Philadelphia
11) Which city has the better Downtown? Philadelphia
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13) Which city has the better nightlife? Philadelphia
14) Which city has the prettier natural setting? Minneapolis
15) Which city has the better economy? Philadelphia
16) Which city has more potential for growth? Philadelphia
17) Which city is more educated? Philadelphia
18) Which city has the better and more affordable cost of living? Minneapolis
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:09 PM
 
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For some reason the fact that Philadelphians have pride in their city gets Massvt panties in a bunch. :shrugs:
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:36 PM
 
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For some reason the fact that Philadelphians have pride in their city gets Massvt panties in a bunch. :shrugs:
Not really, but I guess that SOMEONE has to take pride in it..
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:29 PM
 
Location: So California
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Maybe we need a St Louis vs Philadelphia thread??
Well, we already know how that one ends......1-0! Bam!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista
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Maybe we need a St Louis vs Philadelphia thread??
Well, we already know how that one ends......1-0! Bam!!
yea, yea, really on topic. whatever, good for them. give those sad people something to smile about in their cornfields.

Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Louis.... god the tv execs must be crying. If the tigers knock out Texas I think Ropert Murdoch might commit suicide. This might end up being the lowest rated mlb playoffs ever.

The worst part is my handle will now forever pay tribute to team that collapsed like a house of cards when the games mattered most.

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Old 10-08-2011, 12:10 AM
 
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I don't understand this. One of the things open enrollment does is it reduces the effects of segregation. Whether or not a metro area is segregated has no impact on how open enrollment works, unless you are suggesting that people in the suburbs would never want city kids to go to their schools.
I would state that people in the suburbs would never want city kids to go to their schools...
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:27 AM
 
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There were some Philly posters who seemed to be treating MSP as some "pseudo-city", virtually patting it on its head, as though it were some kind of harmless puppy, not to be taken seriously; well, there are some who don't see MSP, or Philly, quite the way you do...

Philly has some good points; it offers a more reasonable cost of living, a sense of history, a walkable downtown, proximity to NYC and DC, good medical facilities; I enjoyed the Tv series "Hack", set in Philly a few years ago, and the Philadelphia Trading Card Company came out with some terrific NFL cards in the late 60s ( when Topps temporally lost the contract). But what other city is forced to put a jail in its football stadium?

Philly contributes in many ways, but many of its neighborhoods are downright awful, as many have plainly seen. And I'm not talking about skylines, or restaurants, or art museums. I'm talking about something basic to everyday life, and in this category, Philly is near the bottom.
I guess I don't understand why there is a comparison thread between the 48th largest city and the 5th largest city...how can there be a fair comparison? Philly by default...
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:38 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Too many questions that are obviously bias towards Minneapolis.

Minneapolis actually gets pretty hot in summer. It does cool down much nicer than Philly at night, though. The winters, I'm about to experience for the first time. Apparently it's miserable.. But I was always more immune to the cold than most people, and I've enjoyed the more earlier start of Fall.Philadelphia has the better downtown. It has the better Food (by a long shot), the better sports scene, and it's among the most historic major cities. It offers all this, and it actually has a similar COL to Minneapolis- So that's something to consider. It's also not too far from NYC, DC, and the Jersey Shore.. the twin cities are rather isolated.
Crime is much lower in Minneapolis, and it has a much more pristine image. It's a very polished up, friendly place overall- But There is ghetto areas that do get rowdy, Minneapolis just does a better job at hiding it.
the people are very different. Philadelphians are often stereotyped to be the crudest of American people, but this goes for anywhere in the bos-wash corridor. There's also the most sincere, humorous people you can find too imo. Minneapolis is by far the most welcoming place I've been, and the people for the most part more down to earth, but they seemed to be more reserved.

Overall I'm going to give this one to Philly.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: So California
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yea, yea, really on topic. whatever, good for them. give those sad people something to smile about in their cornfields.

Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Louis.... god the tv execs must be crying. If the tigers knock out Texas I think Ropert Murdoch might commit suicide. This might end up being the lowest rated mlb playoffs ever.

The worst part is my handle will now forever pay tribute to team that collapsed like a house of cards when the games mattered most.

Yeah, I know it was a low blow.....
I dont buy the low ratings nationally thing. Its not like the Phillies have a big national following. The Yankees yes, maybe Boston, but last years series between Texas and SF had very good ratings...
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