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amorris525 wrote:As someone who spent 20 years in Northern Virginia and now lives in Maryland, I can attest that people in neither state know how to drive, including Fairfax.
We drive bad. I'll admit that. In fact, every time I travel anywhere other than Boston, I'm reminded how aggressive drivers are in Maryland, DC and NoVa.
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Rex Kramer wrote:P.S. -- Of course, now I'm in SoCal, safe from any possible rioting.
Not if you lived in LA. Watts and Rodney King. I have no doubt that if, heaven forbid, similar circumstances arose as has happened in Ferguson, NYC and Baltimore it could happen there.
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jfrumkin wrote: As for Baltimore, one of the great cities of American history going way back and my hometown, I'm sorry that I hear so often that people (not necessarily Dyson, can't speak to that) judge it on a TV show that was fictional (if written incredibly well) and could have, as David Simon would say, taken place in any number of mid-size cities in the country. Also, our football team is great and has a literary name, which is even better.
Sorry to reopen the can of worms here, especially since I've actually become Facebook friends with the person I used to flamethrow with on the topic on the old Sony boards, but "your" football team was stolen from the city of Cleveland. This after having faced the heartbreak of having your own football team stolen.
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georgespelvin wrote:
jfrumkin wrote: As for Baltimore, one of the great cities of American history going way back and my hometown, I'm sorry that I hear so often that people (not necessarily Dyson, can't speak to that) judge it on a TV show that was fictional (if written incredibly well) and could have, as David Simon would say, taken place in any number of mid-size cities in the country. Also, our football team is great and has a literary name, which is even better.
Sorry to reopen the can of worms here, especially since I've actually become Facebook friends with the person I used to flamethrow with on the topic on the old Sony boards, but "your" football team was stolen from the city of Cleveland. This after having faced the heartbreak of having your own football team stolen.
The Colts were stolen by Indianapolis, which came up on Wednesday's show and sparked a comment about their controversial law.

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Yes, and then Baltimore went ahead and stole Cleveland's team. Two wrongs don't make a right. Moreover, those fans that still criticize Indianapolis for taking the Colts who also root for Baltimore's current team are hypocrites.

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georgespelvin wrote:Yes, and then Baltimore went ahead and stole Cleveland's team. Two wrongs don't make a right. Moreover, those fans that still criticize Indianapolis for taking the Colts who also root for Baltimore's current team are hypocrites.
I would not, could not root for the Ravens as long as they were owned by Art Modell, who moved them from Cleveland because of all the taxpayer (i.e. from me and my family) goodies the former governor gave him to move the team. Once he sold the team, I softened my stance, but I'm still a Giants fan.
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georgespelvin wrote:
jfrumkin wrote: As for Baltimore, one of the great cities of American history going way back and my hometown, I'm sorry that I hear so often that people (not necessarily Dyson, can't speak to that) judge it on a TV show that was fictional (if written incredibly well) and could have, as David Simon would say, taken place in any number of mid-size cities in the country. Also, our football team is great and has a literary name, which is even better.
Sorry to reopen the can of worms here, especially since I've actually become Facebook friends with the person I used to flamethrow with on the topic on the old Sony boards, but "your" football team was stolen from the city of Cleveland. This after having faced the heartbreak of having your own football team stolen.
And Cleveland got an expansion franchise four years later while Baltimore had been passed over for Charlotte and Jacksonville. How's that Jacksonville franchise doing? Open away anyway, I don't feel guilty or plan to argue about it. I'm not bitter about the 27 championships that the Baltimore Orioles won after they were taken to New York in 1903.
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jfrumkin wrote:
georgespelvin wrote:
jfrumkin wrote: As for Baltimore, one of the great cities of American history going way back and my hometown, I'm sorry that I hear so often that people (not necessarily Dyson, can't speak to that) judge it on a TV show that was fictional (if written incredibly well) and could have, as David Simon would say, taken place in any number of mid-size cities in the country. Also, our football team is great and has a literary name, which is even better.
Sorry to reopen the can of worms here, especially since I've actually become Facebook friends with the person I used to flamethrow with on the topic on the old Sony boards, but "your" football team was stolen from the city of Cleveland. This after having faced the heartbreak of having your own football team stolen.
And Cleveland got an expansion franchise four years later while Baltimore had been passed over for Charlotte and Jacksonville. How's that Jacksonville franchise doing? Open away anyway, I don't feel guilty or plan to argue about it. I'm not bitter about the 27 championships that the Baltimore Orioles won after they were taken to New York in 1903.
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Can't we all just get along?
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