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#1 mweb08

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM

https://www.bestciti...as-best-cities/

 

Baltimore comes in at #23



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 01:19 PM

I've never liked big cities. I hate being around a bunch of busy stuff. I get that there's a lot of benefits but it's never done it for me.

 

That said, New York is a tremendous city, even with all of its major flaws. Same with Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston. 



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 01:36 PM

Chicago seemed like the cleanest major city I've been to.

 

New Orleans is my favorite. I'm already 300 pounds. I'd weigh 500 pounds if I lived there.

 

LA is the one I've never been to that I want to the most.


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 01:39 PM

New Orleans also my favorite.

Lots of places I haven't been that'd I'd like to go in U.S. I've done a good amount of international traveling but not many vacations in America that required a plane ride. Chicago probably tops the list currently.

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 01:53 PM

That list isn't specific to travel, but in terms of travel, New York, New Orleans, and San Diego are my favorite major cities to visit. Love Asheville for a smaller city.

 

I want to visit both Portland's (went to the one in Oregon when I was 18, but not since).

 

As for places to live, I'm happy with Baltimore, but would certainly love to be in San Diego, or otherwise, any cool, walkable city that has great nature nearby. 



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 02:05 PM

All things equal, I'd probably live in either Charlotte or Raleigh over any other city. Gives you a little bit of every aspect. Financial, ag, city, country, college...whatever you want, you can have miles and miles of it. Charlotte is especially clean, diverse, and vibrant.

 

For visiting, New Orleans by a mile and a half. Literally the perfect place to spend a week. Vegas is the only place that's anywhere close. 



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 02:11 PM

If San Diego was on the East Coast, I'd be there in a heartbeat. Just can't deal with Pacific Standard Time. Perfect weather, on the water, things to do, you name it.

 

I also really liked Scottsdale when I went for Spring Training this year. New Orleans is fantastic as well of course. 



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 02:19 PM

If San Diego was on the East Coast, I'd be there in a heartbeat. Just can't deal with Pacific Standard Time. Perfect weather, on the water, things to do, you name it.

I also really liked Scottsdale when I went for Spring Training this year. New Orleans is fantastic as well of course.


What's your issue with Pacific Standard Time?

It was great for sports purposes.

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 02:30 PM

What's your issue with Pacific Standard Time?

It was great for sports purposes.

 

When I was in LA/Vegas, that was so great. Going to the bar at 10am to watch football. A full breakfast bar AND alcohol. 

 

Also, having all sports over by 9:45pm, and being able to go out and enjoy the night without sports is a major plus.


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 02:31 PM

When I was in LA/Vegas, that was so great. Going to the bar at 10am to watch football. A full breakfast bar AND alcohol.

Also, having all sports over by 9:45pm, and being able to go out and enjoy the night without sports is a major plus.


Agreed. It's fantastic!
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Posted 10 August 2020 - 02:47 PM

Agreed. It's fantastic!

 

See, I'm the opposite. That's the sole reason I dislike PST. As a fan of East Coast teams, I hated having games end by 7. It was a "shock to the system" when there wasn't any sports on after 10pm. It would certainly be much easier if I was a fan of  PST fan, but I just could not get used to it in my week-long trips out west. 

 

Different discussion altogether, but I personally think Central time zone is the best for sports.



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 02:50 PM

See, I'm the opposite. That's the sole reason I dislike PST. As a fan of East Coast teams, I hated having games end by 7. It was a "shock to the system" when there wasn't any sports on after 10pm. It would certainly be much easier if I was a fan of PST fan, but I just could not get used to it in my week-long trips out west.

Different discussion altogether, but I personally think Central time zone is the best for sports.


I think that would change if you lived out there, especially if you wake up relatively early for work or whatever.

Mountain time would be the best imo.
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Posted 10 August 2020 - 03:01 PM

I think 11pm EST is a good time for sports to end. Gives everybody an hour to get home (if at the game) and 8 hours of sleep.



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 07:41 PM

For cities I'd want to live in, I'd only put Seattle and Portland ahead of Minneapolis.  Maybe San Diego.

 

San Francisco is a dump though; I do not understand the hype.



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 07:48 PM

What's your issue with Pacific Standard Time?

It was great for sports purposes.

 

Seriously! NFL Sundays are great. Get up, have breakfast in time for 10am kickoffs. Late games are over by 4:30...in the early part of the season you still have several hours of daylight to go out and do stuff, and while you do that you can DVR the SNF game and watch it commercial-free at night and be in bed at a decent hour.


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Posted 10 August 2020 - 07:56 PM

Nah 10 am kick offs are lame. 9 am college kick offs are even lamer. I like to spend the mornings drinking coffee, going over the odds, watching game day etc

PST sporting events is def a downside for living out west. I enjoy sports going late into the evenings and PAC 12 after dark is my jam.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 10 August 2020 - 08:47 PM

Seriously! NFL Sundays are great. Get up, have breakfast in time for 10am kickoffs. Late games are over by 4:30...in the early part of the season you still have several hours of daylight to go out and do stuff, and while you do that you can DVR the SNF game and watch it commercial-free at night and be in bed at a decent hour.

 

You...you DVR football games? 



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Posted 10 August 2020 - 10:21 PM

You...you DVR football games? 

 

If it's one I'm not making appointment viewing for, sure. I can't do marathon weekends in front of the TV anymore, unless the weather is really awful or I'm really hung over.


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Posted 11 August 2020 - 07:29 AM

Top 5 off the top of my head cities I've been to in America I gotta go:

 

1. New Orleans

2. NYC

3. Chicago

4. LA

5. San Francisco

 

Never been to SD. I was hesitant to put SF in there since it's gone downhill a lot lately, and DC, Boston and Miami would be worthy of being added to the list.

 

But as far as visiting cities, i can find something anywhere to make the visit enjoyable. There's never been a place  i've been to where  I was miserable. LV is as close to a place that I didn't enjoy but that was for a variety of other reasons. 


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Posted 11 August 2020 - 09:55 AM

Top 5 off the top of my head cities I've been to in America I gotta go:

1. New Orleans
2. NYC
3. Chicago
4. LA
5. San Francisco

Never been to SD. I was hesitant to put SF in there since it's gone downhill a lot lately, and DC, Boston and Miami would be worthy of being added to the list.

But as far as visiting cities, i can find something anywhere to make the visit enjoyable. There's never been a place i've been to where I was miserable. LV is as close to a place that I didn't enjoy but that was for a variety of other reasons.


Yeah, I took some heat for saying something like this before, but if you visit a city for 1-4 days and didn't have a good time, it's probably just as much on you and your choices as it is on the city. There's a good time to be had pretty much anywhere among cities that people have an interest in visiting.

Now visiting for a longer time is different with some places because they may not have much depth on their roster so to speak. And obviously living somewhere is vastly different.




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