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Old 04-13-2010, 12:10 AM
 
Location: At the center of the universe!
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If I were you (everybody defending TX) I wouldn't get too worked up about deucethejuice. He's just talking sh** to get Texans riled up. I'm sure he's never been to TX. Everybody is making good points about TX. Just to show how progressive TX is becoming, Houston just elected a gay, female mayor. Houston is the first major city in U.S. history to ever have done that. So these so-called really progressive places like LA and NYC look like they're not as progressive as Houston has become.
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I haven't ever really seen anyone from Houston or Dallas criticize the other city. They get along great like two Texan brothers.
There is a long standing historical rivalry between Texas' 2 largest cities.

Judging by your statement it tells me:

a.) You have not been here long enough to know any better

or

b.) Austin's wannabe weirdness has got your mind all twisted.
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:38 AM
 
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I just care for either Houston or Dallas at this moment .For instance , Dallas might be the best city in Texas , but it's still all backwards and too conservative for an east coast man.Even Atlanta has more to their city :it's small , but it's also just like combining that lame Houston , San Antonio , Austin , and Dallas together. Remember the 1996 olympics! Did Texas get them ? No. Does any lame Texas city have good , dependable public transportation service ? Noooo. That's why I'll never move back to that ole' sorry , boring , and depressing state again. Texas shuts down to early for this easterner and yall can blame your backwater country bumkin republicans for keeping that place down. Yall don't have no casinos or no kinf of entertainment .One thing I can say about Dallas is that it has an expanding light rail system while Houston remains in the bleak post-1970s conservative hillbilly honky tonky past , plus Houston is too dog gone country , big , sorry , dirty , nasty , raggedy , and it relies too much on the lifeblood of the automobile. I'm not just speaking for Houston , but I'm also speaking for the rest of Texas as well. That's the reason why I prefer a much more progressive place over Texas.
If you're going to criticize a place for being country and backwards, at least learn how to spell, or speak. My goodness, it's like trying to watch a caveman type. I barely deciphered what you were TRYING your very hardest to say. "Tefas iz kuntry az hekk, u giys iz reakneks".
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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There is a long standing historical rivalry between Texas' 2 largest cities.

Judging by your statement it tells me:

a.) You have not been here long enough to know any better

or

b.) Austin's wannabe weirdness has got your mind all twisted.
Matt, I assure you, it's neither A or B. I've been in Houston since Pre-K.
Austin isn't much of an influence on me.

If what you're saying is truth, then I was probably oblivious the the rivalry that Houston and Dallas share. It's something I never knew about.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Matt, I assure you, it's neither A or B. I've been in Houston since Pre-K.
Austin isn't much of an influence on me.

If what you're saying is truth, then I was probably oblivious the the rivalry that Houston and Dallas share. It's something I never knew about.
Its only on CD that people seem to be real passionate about it.

When I mention Houston to people who live here, no one ever really says anything negative about it. Occasionally you will get a remark about the humidity, but other than that, people up here dont seem to have a dislike for it.

FYI, Matt likes to stir the pot. He is a pot sitrer!
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:38 PM
 
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Its only on CD that people seem to be real passionate about it.

When I mention Houston to people who live here, no one ever really says anything negative about it. Occasionally you will get a remark about the humidity, but other than that, people up here dont seem to have a dislike for it.

FYI, Matt likes to stir the pot. He is a pot sitrer!
I've lived in Houston for almost 11 years now. The only Dallas vs. Houston rivalry I ever see is when it comes to football. Most of the people in the Houston area (that are Texans fans) hate the Cowboys with a passion. Part of this is the Cowboys and the Texans are rivals so it's the Texans' fans job to hate the Cowboys. Part of it is the Cowboys seem to get more air time than any other team in the country. Between the famous Cowboys cheerleaders and the nickname "America's team" I think Texans fans don't like hearing all this. So it seems most Houstonians don't have anything against Dallas but they would like to see the Cowboys take a 1912 cruise across the North Atlantic in the winter time.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I've lived in Houston for almost 11 years now. The only Dallas vs. Houston rivalry I ever see is when it comes to football. Most of the people in the Houston area (that are Texans fans) hate the Cowboys with a passion. Part of this is the Cowboys and the Texans are rivals so it's the Texans' fans job to hate the Cowboys. Part of it is the Cowboys seem to get more air time than any other team in the country. Between the famous Cowboys cheerleaders and the nickname "America's team" I think Texans fans don't like hearing all this. So it seems most Houstonians don't have anything against Dallas but they would like to see the Cowboys take a 1912 cruise across the North Atlantic in the winter time.
That's about all I've ever heard as far as rivalry goes as well. And to a lesser degree the population booms in both cities.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:14 AM
 
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That's about all I've ever heard as far as rivalry goes as well. And to a lesser degree the population booms in both cities.
Yeah as far as population goes it's a mixed bag. Houston has the larger city population but Dallas has the larger metro population.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Yeah...no rivalry exists besides a pro football team & on C-D. Give me a break people. Tell that to Time Magazine & the New York Times. Articles that were written about the two Texas rivals decades ago still hold some truth in this very day & age. Just reading it gives me the willies.

The Best Little Rivalry in Texas - TIME

Houston vs. Dallas - A Boom, a Bust, Two Cities and One Intense Rivalry - NYTimes.com

Even my grandparents who are born & raised Texans (my grandfather from Dallas & grandmother from Waco) have told me the stories throughout the years about how one tries to out do the other one on just about everything & egos can collide.

I can still recall the look on Jerry Jone's face the first time he played his Cowboys at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Its a look I'll never forget for as long as I live.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Whatever, there is no rivalry between the Cowboys and Texans and if there is a rivalry, it's coming from one side. Most Cowboy fans I know root for the Texans including me. It's like the Eagles and Steelers. Eagle fans hate the Steelers and Steeler fans could not care any less for them. Just because they are in the same state does not make them a rivalry.
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