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Old Posted Dec 2, 2022, 6:34 PM
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Yeah, I said if it were done rationally. But state university systems are semi-independent and typically not run in a coordinated fashion, which means that we don't see rationalization happen that freqently.

In general it does seem over the past 20+ years, as private university tuition has escalated beyond $50,000 a year, that a big tranche of students who used to go to private colleges pick a flagship state university somewhere instead. Of course, out-of-state tuition is getting up there too (some states are in the $30K-$40K range), but it's still a big savings over a private school if you don't get financial aid.
Most flagship state universities are deals, but not Michigan. Out-of-state tuition is almost the same as Harvard.
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4. Both metros have annoying sports fans.
As a Pittsburgher, wholeheartedly agree.
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It seems that sports fans from every city/college other than one’s own are annoying. Seems par for the course.

However, there is a palpable trashy hillbilly quality that the Steelers fans possess.
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It seems that sports fans from every city/college other than one’s own are annoying. Seems par for the course.

However, there is a palpable trashy hillbilly quality that the Steelers fans possess.
I think I just root for them to lose so as to spare everyone the oxygen suck and constant Steelers conversation. There's so much more interesting stuff happening in town and other things to spend time on, I relish it when they have a bad year (this season has been LOVELY).
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I feel like the Twin Cities are often under the radar on this front. Highly educated, lots of cultural opportunities, a Big 10 instituion, and some smaller liberal arts colleges (Macalaster, St. Thomas, Hamline, and others). Still reasonable COL.
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It seems that sports fans from every city/college other than one’s own are annoying. Seems par for the course.
But it's usually the fanbases from the more successful teams that get the most ire because many of those fans tend to get pretty high on themselves from the success of the teams the root for

I mean, I'm sure there are some annoyingly obnoxious Lions fans out there, but in general, that group isn't collectively hated like Patriots nation or Steelers nation are.
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It seems that sports fans from every city/college other than one’s own are annoying. Seems par for the course.

However, there is a palpable trashy hillbilly quality that the Steelers fans possess.
In Pittsburgh, wearing your Sunday best to church means a clean Steelers jersey.
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In Pittsburgh, wearing your Sunday best to church means a clean Steelers jersey.


Yes, Okay, but Pittsburgh grannies all look like cheerleaders in their prime!
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It seems that sports fans from every city/college other than one’s own are annoying. Seems par for the course.
Ohio State fans have entered the chat...
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excuse me ... it's THE ohio state university.

i was in a grad school program in ky briefly when osu added the THE in the 80s and even though i didn't go there (well at the time, actually i did take some osu grad courses much later), but just being from ohio i was roundly and rightfully mocked ... by people in KENTUCKY!
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But it's usually the fanbases from the more successful teams that get the most ire because many of those fans tend to get pretty high on themselves from the success of the teams the root for

I mean, I'm sure there are some annoyingly obnoxious Lions fans out there, but in general, that group isn't collectively hated like Patriots nation or Steelers nation are.
Raiders Nation is pretty intense. Now have lots of rowdy fans in 3 cities: Las Vegas, Oakland, L.A. The flights from L.A. and Oakland to Las Vegas are often booked up on game days.
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excuse me ... it's THE ohio state university.

i was in a grad school program in ky briefly when osu added the THE in the 80s and even though i didn't go there (well at the time, actually i did take some osu grad courses much later), but just being from ohio i was roundly and rightfully mocked ... by people in KENTUCKY!
I have a grad certificate from Ohio State and I hate the insistence on "THE"
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Baltimore, Philly, New Orleans, and New Haven are on this list. I previously mentioned Bridgeport. New Haven likely has more cultural offerings than Bridgeport but it is another 25 minute by Metro North from NYC and I think housing is more expensive.

Here Are the 10 Trendiest Cities in America Where You Can Still Afford To Buy a Home
https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/...to-buy-a-home/
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^ Kalamazoo, MI and Eau Claire, WI are apparently now "trendy"?


color me surprised.
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Surprised Bakersfield didn't make the list.
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Surprised Bakersfield didn't make the list.
Stockton just missed the cut...
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2022, 6:06 PM
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^ Kalamazoo, MI and Eau Claire, WI are apparently now "trendy"?


color me surprised.
In fairness, the article is "Here Are the 10 Trendiest Cities in America Where You Can Still Afford To Buy a Home."

Since there are only about 12 cities where working people can afford to buy a home these days, it checks out.
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2022, 6:10 PM
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Since there are only about 12 cities where working people can afford to buy a home these days, it checks out.
there are actually hundreds of them.

but most people forget that the midwest exists.
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Old Posted Dec 21, 2022, 10:08 PM
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I would absolute have said Tempe AZ up to 5 years ago. But it's not so much anymore. Not outrageously expensive but no longer "low" cost of living.
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Pittsburgh, Houston, San Antonio, Columbus and maybe the Phoenix area (kinda getting pricey) come to mind.
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