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Akno21
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« on: July 16, 2004, 09:06:45 pm »

It's been classified as one and as not one.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2004, 09:20:26 am »

Maryland is a southern state. We are really a mix. Marylanders are weird. Some of us you run into have a southern accent like we grew up in Alabama. Others sound like they grew up in the Bronx.

Only 7 out of 24 counties went for Gore, but Gore won by 16% here. But since most people live in the Balt-DC corridor, the Democats almost always win. There are a lot from the Bronx, maybe that's why there seem to be more Yankee fans than Oriole fans.

I don't know if this has any relevance, but Maryland is in the ACC, made up mostly of Carolina schools, and not the Big East, which is made up mostly of NorthEast schools.  
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2004, 01:17:23 pm »

In case of doubt in classification, stick to the authorities...so, I usually treat as MD, DE, KY and OK as Southern, MO as Midwestern. But of course real life doesn't always fall into neat categories, and it's about as Northeastern as it's Southern.

MD and DE fit politcally better in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic than in the South. The Patomac is the Southern boundry, not the Mason-Dixon line.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2004, 02:39:14 pm »

Maryland is a southern state. We are really a mix. Marylanders are weird. Some of us you run into have a southern accent like we grew up in Alabama. Others sound like they grew up in the Bronx.

Only 7 out of 24 counties went for Gore, but Gore won by 16% here. But since most people live in the Balt-DC corridor, the Democats almost always win. There are a lot from the Bronx, maybe that's why there seem to be more Yankee fans than Oriole fans.

I don't know if this has any relevance, but Maryland is in the ACC, made up mostly of Carolina schools, and not the Big East, which is made up mostly of NorthEast schools.  

In college footbal Maryland is considered a "southern" football school. They play like one too...you know...they're ..good .... Wink Smiley I would put any southern school up against any northern school anyday and bet all my money on the southern school to win the game. We take our football seriously here.

On the subject of the stars. Their is still great debate among historians as to whether the flag represents MD and KY or KY and MO. Mostly in the west it was considered MO and KY and in the eastern theatre it was considered MD and KY.  Historians still debate it..but I call the issue...tossup..you decide. Of course I believe one star does represent MD...but I have home state bias. Wink

Hey, we take our football seriously here, too! Smiley The Big Ten inspires quite a bit of passion.

Yes, although not quite like the people in Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi do. In the Big Ten, in almost all cases except Iowa, there is a major in-state pro sports team. Not so in much of the SEC.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2004, 07:52:26 pm »

Penn State is in the wrong conference. They are totally being dominated there. They need to be in the Big lEast. The Big lEast is rebuilding now that they lost Miami and VT.

The Big LEAST is TOAST! Penn State would be foolish to jump to a LOSER!

In football, they are toast. In basketball, look out.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2004, 08:23:43 pm »

Penn State is in the wrong conference. They are totally being dominated there. They need to be in the Big lEast. The Big lEast is rebuilding now that they lost Miami and VT.

The Big LEAST is TOAST! Penn State would be foolish to jump to a LOSER!

In football, they are toast. In basketball, look out.


I hope my Hokies beat your Terps this year! Terps are going down!!!! Wink

Just wait until basketball season.
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