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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2013, 12:53:05 am »
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New York is above considering any American city its worthy rival.  Tongue

Boston probably comes closest, because of the Red Sox and Patriots, and Philly a clear but distant second on the sports front.  If you're talking about more incohate cultural factors, I would say DC and San Fran actually loom much larger in our eyes than LA and Chicago.  LA is not really what we would consider a "city", and Chicago is just that odd place that operates under the collective delusion that upside-down tomato casserole is somehow "pizza", which of course it is not.

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When I lived in Philly, we definitely considered NYC to be our main rival in everything.  Pittsburgh was mostly an afterthought, except when it came to hockey I guess.  And upside-down tomato casserole was still, of course, an object of well-deserved derision.

And yet Chicago is so much more American than New York.. which is increasingly unique... and unrepresentative of the nation as a whole.


Are you really trying to play the "Real American" card here?  For shame.
I guess I am, if you wanna define it that way.
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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2013, 08:41:05 pm »
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Cleveland vs. Cincinnati

The only one who thinks Cleveland vs. Cincinnati is a rivalry is MLB. No one in either city has the slightest issue with the other winning, in fact we tend to root for each other against anyone else. Cleveland and Cincinnati view each other like brothers, maybe there's some excitement of playing each other but I wouldn't really call it a rivalry. Now Cleveland-Pittsburgh on the other hand, we're out for blood Wink.
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