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Old 10-03-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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Philly wrestling fans are great. AT least back before Vince Russo, Vince McMahon, and Eric Bischoff all ruined the sport. In the 80's going to the old Civic Center for NWA events, the ECW Arena, and the old Spectrum for WWF I met many knowledgeable fans who knew the business and respected it. This is no longer true in this sad era of Cena and CM Punk. What garbage! That being said Im sure there's a few old timers still hanging on and even a select new breed who represent. Im just not interested in finding out.
I actually like CM Punk; I admit that John Cena's shtick is a little corny.

I never got to see any live matches but I recall watching the then-WWF house shows on PRISM when they would come would come to the Spectrum monthly. The old ECW was perhaps a tad too bloody back in the days of the arena... but I'd take over the what has basically become "Smackdown Jr.".
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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Not to go off topic but I agree with you both...(except for the Philly fans,wasn't here then)
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Great history, great sports. Weather can get really cold in winter, not Minnesota cold but definently cold enough. Decent amount of sunny days. Some clouds and rain but its not grey every day. Great food.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:36 PM
 
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good choice!!!!!! :-)
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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Pros:
Good Food
Close to a lot of other Northeastern Cities (DC, NYC, etc)

Cons:
About everything else
-Winter is frigidly cold and summer is humid and hot. Very rare nice pleasant day
-As someone not from the Northeast, the people are rude and cold. I'll say please or thank you in stores and the people just stare at me afterwards, like I have two heads. I've lived in the same place for 4 years and don't know my neighbors, no one speaks to one another in the elevators of my building, no one speaks to one another (not even a simple hello) and my gym in the morning...and considering I go at 5am, it's usually all the same people in the morning.
-The city may be liberal leaning, but they're still stuck with a small town mentality. People still have their little cliques they developed in high school and don't move too much beyond that crowd.
-Crime. Yes, it's a big city, but think about how many cops have been murdered here recently? I've lived in big cities before Philly, and the crime here is shocking, appalling, and horrifying compared to the places I've lived.
-Abundance of homeless people that can often be aggressive and get in your face.
-Politics are still corrupt despite Mayor Nutter and often stuck in the 1950's with the prevalence of Unions and them running the town. I'd never heard of teachers actually striking at a school until I moved here and don't even get me started on the other unions in Philly proper, i.e. SEPTA.
-The so called Parks and Green Spaces downtown aren't really that nice. Yes, there's Kelly drive, but you have a ton of cars whizzing past you. So, I can run and breathe in car fumes at the same time? Great...exactly what I wanted! (Not)
-Philadelphia Public City schools are terrible minus the few charter schools.
-Taxes: You're taxed to work in Philly, you're taxed to live in Philly, and get the double whammy of being taxed extra to both work AND live in Philly.
-Insurance on cars, property, etc is ridiculous because of the horrible crime.
-There's an antiquidated 4 lane road in and out of Center City proper, that's basically the only way in and out of downtown called the Schukyll (1-95) that they can't widen. So traffic in and out can be a nightmare.

I can go on, but I think you get the drift.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Our winters are no big deal at all. I'm still wearing shorts.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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^^^ don't tell me you're one of THOSE people?
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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Wow, except for when I work out, my shorts have been in storage since October... and I'm in Virginia! LOL

I love Philly of course but I have to admit that I don't miss the winters. Not that it's currently all that balmy here in the DC metro. Hmmm... maybe I need to move to San Diego!
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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^^^ don't tell me you're one of THOSE people?
I indeed am. It's never really that bad during winter.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:20 PM
 
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positives, the art museum, the history, chestnut hill and downtown restaurants

negatives-racism, closed mindedness, the city government, city wage taxes, provincialism, dirty, a town with an ivy league university but seems like a non educated population, homelessness, crime, murder
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