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(06-29-2017 01:09 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

True. However, that makes the on campus party scene that much better. Anyway, here are actual photos from the entrance to the UConn Campus:

[Image: September2012.jpg]
[Image: cows-on-horsebarn-hill-uconn-steve-pfaffle.jpg]
Congratulations? It looks like Kansas.
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(06-29-2017 01:09 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

True. However, that makes the on campus party scene that much better. Anyway, here are actual photos from the entrance to the UConn Campus:

[Image: September2012.jpg]
[Image: cows-on-horsebarn-hill-uconn-steve-pfaffle.jpg]

Holy crap!, this is the Uconn campus entrance..., no wonder your football sux ,I mean who would won't to play football when this looks like a " enya " video
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(06-29-2017 01:31 PM)fastbow Wrote:  
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(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

Never been to Storrs and this isn't AAC but I'm gonna throw Manhattan, KS as the most boring Major University town.

Nobody's going to disagree with you there. Lawrence draws all the college town craziness in Kansas to it. Manhattan attracts farmers, engineers, and people who can't remember what day Saint Patrick's Day falls on.

Worst city in the AAC? Tulsa, because screw Tulsa.

Wichita is about as exciting as a black and white television. No wonder so many people go to the games.... THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING ELSE TO DO!
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(06-29-2017 01:31 PM)fastbow Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:16 PM)Stickboy46 Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

Never been to Storrs and this isn't AAC but I'm gonna throw Manhattan, KS as the most boring Major University town.

Nobody's going to disagree with you there. Lawrence draws all the college town craziness in Kansas to it. Manhattan attracts farmers, engineers, and people who can't remember what day Saint Patrick's Day falls on.

Worst city in the AAC? Tulsa, because screw Tulsa.


So glad you're in a league with us . . ..

Mostly because when everyone visits Wichita we'll finally have a consensus on this board about something. . . How bad wichita sucks donkey b@!!s . . .

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i don't dislike any particular city but i have no desire to go to orlando, houston, dallas, tulsa, wichita. and i wouldn't blame you if you had no desire to come to cincinnati. i would totally get that
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(06-29-2017 02:06 PM)invisiblehand Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:09 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

True. However, that makes the on campus party scene that much better. Anyway, here are actual photos from the entrance to the UConn Campus:

[Image: September2012.jpg]
[Image: cows-on-horsebarn-hill-uconn-steve-pfaffle.jpg]
Congratulations? It looks like Kansas.

Kansas has no hills! There are more exciting campuses in the AAC, but none is located in an area as beautiful as the countryside around Storrs.
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(06-29-2017 02:07 PM)JHS55 Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:09 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

True. However, that makes the on campus party scene that much better. Anyway, here are actual photos from the entrance to the UConn Campus:

[Image: September2012.jpg]
[Image: cows-on-horsebarn-hill-uconn-steve-pfaffle.jpg]

Holy crap!, this is the Uconn campus entrance..., no wonder your football sux ,I mean who would won't to play football when this looks like a " enya " video

You didn't know that our football team storms out of the tunnel to this song?


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RE: Favorite AAC city to dislike
(06-29-2017 02:08 PM)invisiblehand Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:31 PM)fastbow Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:16 PM)Stickboy46 Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

Never been to Storrs and this isn't AAC but I'm gonna throw Manhattan, KS as the most boring Major University town.

Nobody's going to disagree with you there. Lawrence draws all the college town craziness in Kansas to it. Manhattan attracts farmers, engineers, and people who can't remember what day Saint Patrick's Day falls on.

Worst city in the AAC? Tulsa, because screw Tulsa.

Wichita is about as exciting as a black and white television. No wonder so many people go to the games.... THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING ELSE TO DO!

It is an impossibility to tell the difference between Tulsa and Wichita in any metric that matters.


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(06-29-2017 02:40 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 02:06 PM)invisiblehand Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:09 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

True. However, that makes the on campus party scene that much better. Anyway, here are actual photos from the entrance to the UConn Campus:

[Image: September2012.jpg]
[Image: cows-on-horsebarn-hill-uconn-steve-pfaffle.jpg]
Congratulations? It looks like Kansas.

Kansas has no hills! There are more exciting campuses in the AAC, but none is located in an area as beautiful as the countryside around Storrs.

[Image: golden-hour-in-the-flint-hills-scott-bean.jpg]

Not true! Flint Hills.


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(06-29-2017 02:48 PM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 02:40 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 02:06 PM)invisiblehand Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:09 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

True. However, that makes the on campus party scene that much better. Anyway, here are actual photos from the entrance to the UConn Campus:

[Image: September2012.jpg]
[Image: cows-on-horsebarn-hill-uconn-steve-pfaffle.jpg]
Congratulations? It looks like Kansas.

Kansas has no hills! There are more exciting campuses in the AAC, but none is located in an area as beautiful as the countryside around Storrs.

[Image: golden-hour-in-the-flint-hills-scott-bean.jpg]

Not true! Flint Hills.


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True. Kansas does have hills, but I just mean that Connecticut as a state seems mountainous by comparison. The whole state of Connecticut is a series of endless rolling hills.
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(06-29-2017 02:53 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 02:48 PM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 02:40 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 02:06 PM)invisiblehand Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:09 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  True. However, that makes the on campus party scene that much better. Anyway, here are actual photos from the entrance to the UConn Campus:

[Image: September2012.jpg]
[Image: cows-on-horsebarn-hill-uconn-steve-pfaffle.jpg]
Congratulations? It looks like Kansas.

Kansas has no hills! There are more exciting campuses in the AAC, but none is located in an area as beautiful as the countryside around Storrs.

[Image: golden-hour-in-the-flint-hills-scott-bean.jpg]

Not true! Flint Hills.


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True. Kansas does have hills, but I just mean that Connecticut as a state seems mountainous by comparison. The whole state of Connecticut is a series of endless rolling hills.

Western Kansas is flat, eastern Kansas is hillier. On a whole though, the state topography resembles a dried cow patty.

The Shockers are still awesome though! 02-13-banana


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(06-29-2017 02:08 PM)invisiblehand Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:31 PM)fastbow Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:16 PM)Stickboy46 Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

Never been to Storrs and this isn't AAC but I'm gonna throw Manhattan, KS as the most boring Major University town.

Nobody's going to disagree with you there. Lawrence draws all the college town craziness in Kansas to it. Manhattan attracts farmers, engineers, and people who can't remember what day Saint Patrick's Day falls on.

Worst city in the AAC? Tulsa, because screw Tulsa.

Wichita is about as exciting as a black and white television. No wonder so many people go to the games.... THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING ELSE TO DO!

Your room-to-talk meter is quite low.
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Places I've been.

TULSA- Fairly boring city. Downtown is pretty dead but did find a cool three story bar with a lesbian bartender that made excellent drinks. Tulsa's campus is decent but the location is meh.

DALLAS- SMU's campus is really, really, really nice. Money can buy a lot. The Park Cities are a bit too well off for a great college vibe but I personally think Dallas has a lot to offer (Deep Ellum, Uptown, Turtle Creek, even bits of downtown).

HOUSTON- A hard place to visit unless you know a local but downtown is coming on strong and the midtown party scene (UH kids) has been alive and well for 15+ years. UH is in a rough but transitioning area. Really, really, really good food.

NEW ORLEANS- I love New Orleans but could never live there. Almost never go to the French Quarter any more. The best places are not found there.

MEMPHIS- I love visiting Memphis. Been to a handful of Liberty Bowls and a few UH games as well as to visit a friend at Rhodes. I've never made it to UM's campus though. I've never felt unsafe and I personally think Memphis BBQ > Texas BBQ.

CINCINNATI- This city surprised me. I love UC's urban campus in the rolling hills and while downtown has seen better days it still has a lot of cool architecture and history. It's sad the city keeps shrinking while the boring suburbs grow, especially on the Kentucky side.

TAMPA- Great city. My favorite in Florida by far. Relatives attend Eckerd and the beaches on the St Pete side of the bay are nice. I've never seen the USF campus though.

ORLANDO- I'd rather get hooked on opioids than have to visit Orlando ever again. Winter Park is a cool little area but the rest of the city is genericville USA with big box stores and theme parks. UCF's campus is so beige and new and it an odd location. It's almost as if UCF wanted nothing to do with Orlando either.

GREENVILLE- A dump. Super friendly people and the football games/tailgates are fun but no thanks. It lacks the charm of a true college town of similarly sized college towns.

PHILADELPHIA- It's making a bit of a comeback but I'd rank it dead last amongst the NE Corridor biggies (Boston, NY, Philly, Baltimore, DC). Temple's campus is urban and I kinda like it because it's different than any other AAC campus. North Philly is not where I'd want to be though.

HARTFORD/STORRS- Storrs is a cool little set up. It's basically UConn in a pastural setting with not much else around. Hartford is AWFUL. The worst New England city for sure... well, Worcester is actually worse. Had a friend at Trinity back in the day and it was a war zone at night around there. Downtown is completely dead. Everything is in West Hartford.
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(06-29-2017 02:59 PM)WSUbballer Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 02:08 PM)invisiblehand Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:31 PM)fastbow Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 01:16 PM)Stickboy46 Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:44 AM)Pony94 Wrote:  Storrs is incredibly boring for a city housing a major university

Never been to Storrs and this isn't AAC but I'm gonna throw Manhattan, KS as the most boring Major University town.

Nobody's going to disagree with you there. Lawrence draws all the college town craziness in Kansas to it. Manhattan attracts farmers, engineers, and people who can't remember what day Saint Patrick's Day falls on.

Worst city in the AAC? Tulsa, because screw Tulsa.

Wichita is about as exciting as a black and white television. No wonder so many people go to the games.... THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING ELSE TO DO!

Your room-to-talk meter is quite low.

We may have found our new Creighton... I sincerely nope not. We'll know soon enough if we get notifications of their latest Pottery Barn or Cheesecake Factory opening.

Then I'll bring the pain.

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(06-29-2017 03:02 PM)CornellCoog Wrote:  Places I've been.

TULSA- Fairly boring city. Downtown is pretty dead but did find a cool three story bar with a lesbian bartender that made excellent drinks. Tulsa's campus is decent but the location is meh.

DALLAS- SMU's campus is really, really, really nice. Money can buy a lot. The Park Cities are a bit too well off for a great college vibe but I personally think Dallas has a lot to offer (Deep Ellum, Uptown, Turtle Creek, even bits of downtown).

HOUSTON- A hard place to visit unless you know a local but downtown is coming on strong and the midtown party scene (UH kids) has been alive and well for 15+ years. UH is in a rough but transitioning area. Really, really, really good food.

NEW ORLEANS- I love New Orleans but could never live there. Almost never go to the French Quarter any more. The best places are not found there.

MEMPHIS- I love visiting Memphis. Been to a handful of Liberty Bowls and a few UH games as well as to visit a friend at Rhodes. I've never made it to UM's campus though. I've never felt unsafe and I personally think Memphis BBQ > Texas BBQ.

CINCINNATI- This city surprised me. I love UC's urban campus in the rolling hills and while downtown has seen better days it still has a lot of cool architecture and history. It's sad the city keeps shrinking while the boring suburbs grow, especially on the Kentucky side.

TAMPA- Great city. My favorite in Florida by far. Relatives attend Eckerd and the beaches on the St Pete side of the bay are nice. I've never seen the USF campus though.

ORLANDO- I'd rather get hooked on opioids than have to visit Orlando ever again. Winter Park is a cool little area but the rest of the city is genericville USA with big box stores and theme parks. UCF's campus is so beige and new and it an odd location. It's almost as if UCF wanted nothing to do with Orlando either.

GREENVILLE- A dump. Super friendly people and the football games/tailgates are fun but no thanks. It lacks the charm of a true college town of similarly sized college towns.

PHILADELPHIA- It's making a bit of a comeback but I'd rank it dead last amongst the NE Corridor biggies (Boston, NY, Philly, Baltimore, DC). Temple's campus is urban and I kinda like it because it's different than any other AAC campus. North Philly is not where I'd want to be though.

HARTFORD/STORRS- Storrs is a cool little set up. It's basically UConn in a pastural setting with not much else around. Hartford is AWFUL. The worst New England city for sure... well, Worcester is actually worse. Had a friend at Trinity back in the day and it was a war zone at night around there. Downtown is completely dead. Everything is in West Hartford.

Ummmm, Bridgeport, Connecticut? THAT is the worst!

No one can deny that Hartford's downtown is currently experiencing some tough times. The suburbs of Hartford are still some of the nicest in the country, though.
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(06-29-2017 03:10 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 03:02 PM)CornellCoog Wrote:  Places I've been.

TULSA- Fairly boring city. Downtown is pretty dead but did find a cool three story bar with a lesbian bartender that made excellent drinks. Tulsa's campus is decent but the location is meh.

DALLAS- SMU's campus is really, really, really nice. Money can buy a lot. The Park Cities are a bit too well off for a great college vibe but I personally think Dallas has a lot to offer (Deep Ellum, Uptown, Turtle Creek, even bits of downtown).

HOUSTON- A hard place to visit unless you know a local but downtown is coming on strong and the midtown party scene (UH kids) has been alive and well for 15+ years. UH is in a rough but transitioning area. Really, really, really good food.

NEW ORLEANS- I love New Orleans but could never live there. Almost never go to the French Quarter any more. The best places are not found there.

MEMPHIS- I love visiting Memphis. Been to a handful of Liberty Bowls and a few UH games as well as to visit a friend at Rhodes. I've never made it to UM's campus though. I've never felt unsafe and I personally think Memphis BBQ > Texas BBQ.

CINCINNATI- This city surprised me. I love UC's urban campus in the rolling hills and while downtown has seen better days it still has a lot of cool architecture and history. It's sad the city keeps shrinking while the boring suburbs grow, especially on the Kentucky side.

TAMPA- Great city. My favorite in Florida by far. Relatives attend Eckerd and the beaches on the St Pete side of the bay are nice. I've never seen the USF campus though.

ORLANDO- I'd rather get hooked on opioids than have to visit Orlando ever again. Winter Park is a cool little area but the rest of the city is genericville USA with big box stores and theme parks. UCF's campus is so beige and new and it an odd location. It's almost as if UCF wanted nothing to do with Orlando either.

GREENVILLE- A dump. Super friendly people and the football games/tailgates are fun but no thanks. It lacks the charm of a true college town of similarly sized college towns.

PHILADELPHIA- It's making a bit of a comeback but I'd rank it dead last amongst the NE Corridor biggies (Boston, NY, Philly, Baltimore, DC). Temple's campus is urban and I kinda like it because it's different than any other AAC campus. North Philly is not where I'd want to be though.

HARTFORD/STORRS- Storrs is a cool little set up. It's basically UConn in a pastural setting with not much else around. Hartford is AWFUL. The worst New England city for sure... well, Worcester is actually worse. Had a friend at Trinity back in the day and it was a war zone at night around there. Downtown is completely dead. Everything is in West Hartford.

Ummmm, Bridgeport, Connecticut? THAT is the worst!

No one can deny that Hartford's downtown is currently experiencing some tough times. The suburbs of Hartford are still some of the nicest in the country, though.

I had a friend at Trinity 30 years ago and it was a war zone. Would have thought it had improved some in all of these years.
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(06-29-2017 02:58 PM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 02:53 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 02:48 PM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 02:40 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 02:06 PM)invisiblehand Wrote:  Congratulations? It looks like Kansas.

Kansas has no hills! There are more exciting campuses in the AAC, but none is located in an area as beautiful as the countryside around Storrs.

[Image: golden-hour-in-the-flint-hills-scott-bean.jpg]

Not true! Flint Hills.


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True. Kansas does have hills, but I just mean that Connecticut as a state seems mountainous by comparison. The whole state of Connecticut is a series of endless rolling hills.

Western Kansas is flat, eastern Kansas is hillier. On a whole though, the state topography resembles a dried cow patty.

The Shockers are still awesome though! 02-13-banana


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Hello... How can you be from Wichita and never been to the Flint Hills???

(And I have even been to "Mount Sunflower" in Western Kansas...)
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(06-29-2017 03:15 PM)rtaylor Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 03:10 PM)UConnHusky Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 03:02 PM)CornellCoog Wrote:  Places I've been.

TULSA- Fairly boring city. Downtown is pretty dead but did find a cool three story bar with a lesbian bartender that made excellent drinks. Tulsa's campus is decent but the location is meh.

DALLAS- SMU's campus is really, really, really nice. Money can buy a lot. The Park Cities are a bit too well off for a great college vibe but I personally think Dallas has a lot to offer (Deep Ellum, Uptown, Turtle Creek, even bits of downtown).

HOUSTON- A hard place to visit unless you know a local but downtown is coming on strong and the midtown party scene (UH kids) has been alive and well for 15+ years. UH is in a rough but transitioning area. Really, really, really good food.

NEW ORLEANS- I love New Orleans but could never live there. Almost never go to the French Quarter any more. The best places are not found there.

MEMPHIS- I love visiting Memphis. Been to a handful of Liberty Bowls and a few UH games as well as to visit a friend at Rhodes. I've never made it to UM's campus though. I've never felt unsafe and I personally think Memphis BBQ > Texas BBQ.

CINCINNATI- This city surprised me. I love UC's urban campus in the rolling hills and while downtown has seen better days it still has a lot of cool architecture and history. It's sad the city keeps shrinking while the boring suburbs grow, especially on the Kentucky side.

TAMPA- Great city. My favorite in Florida by far. Relatives attend Eckerd and the beaches on the St Pete side of the bay are nice. I've never seen the USF campus though.

ORLANDO- I'd rather get hooked on opioids than have to visit Orlando ever again. Winter Park is a cool little area but the rest of the city is genericville USA with big box stores and theme parks. UCF's campus is so beige and new and it an odd location. It's almost as if UCF wanted nothing to do with Orlando either.

GREENVILLE- A dump. Super friendly people and the football games/tailgates are fun but no thanks. It lacks the charm of a true college town of similarly sized college towns.

PHILADELPHIA- It's making a bit of a comeback but I'd rank it dead last amongst the NE Corridor biggies (Boston, NY, Philly, Baltimore, DC). Temple's campus is urban and I kinda like it because it's different than any other AAC campus. North Philly is not where I'd want to be though.

HARTFORD/STORRS- Storrs is a cool little set up. It's basically UConn in a pastural setting with not much else around. Hartford is AWFUL. The worst New England city for sure... well, Worcester is actually worse. Had a friend at Trinity back in the day and it was a war zone at night around there. Downtown is completely dead. Everything is in West Hartford.

Ummmm, Bridgeport, Connecticut? THAT is the worst!

No one can deny that Hartford's downtown is currently experiencing some tough times. The suburbs of Hartford are still some of the nicest in the country, though.

I had a friend at Trinity 30 years ago and it was a war zone. Would have thought it had improved some in all of these years.

The few blocks directly around Trinity are fairly rough now. However, your friend was exaggerating years ago as that area was only slightly rough back then. A "war zone" is a bit of an overstatement in characterizing that area at that time. I would know better than anyone as I literally grew up just 3 miles from the Trinity campus. That 3 miles away was a world apart in the suburbs, though!
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(06-29-2017 03:02 PM)CornellCoog Wrote:  Places I've been.

TULSA- Fairly boring city. Downtown is pretty dead but did find a cool three story bar with a lesbian bartender that made excellent drinks. Tulsa's campus is decent but the location is meh.

DALLAS- SMU's campus is really, really, really nice. Money can buy a lot. The Park Cities are a bit too well off for a great college vibe but I personally think Dallas has a lot to offer (Deep Ellum, Uptown, Turtle Creek, even bits of downtown).

HOUSTON- A hard place to visit unless you know a local but downtown is coming on strong and the midtown party scene (UH kids) has been alive and well for 15+ years. UH is in a rough but transitioning area. Really, really, really good food.

NEW ORLEANS- I love New Orleans but could never live there. Almost never go to the French Quarter any more. The best places are not found there.

MEMPHIS- I love visiting Memphis. Been to a handful of Liberty Bowls and a few UH games as well as to visit a friend at Rhodes. I've never made it to UM's campus though. I've never felt unsafe and I personally think Memphis BBQ > Texas BBQ.

CINCINNATI- This city surprised me. I love UC's urban campus in the rolling hills and while downtown has seen better days it still has a lot of cool architecture and history. It's sad the city keeps shrinking while the boring suburbs grow, especially on the Kentucky side.

TAMPA- Great city. My favorite in Florida by far. Relatives attend Eckerd and the beaches on the St Pete side of the bay are nice. I've never seen the USF campus though.

ORLANDO- I'd rather get hooked on opioids than have to visit Orlando ever again. Winter Park is a cool little area but the rest of the city is genericville USA with big box stores and theme parks. UCF's campus is so beige and new and it an odd location. It's almost as if UCF wanted nothing to do with Orlando either.

GREENVILLE- A dump. Super friendly people and the football games/tailgates are fun but no thanks. It lacks the charm of a true college town of similarly sized college towns.

PHILADELPHIA- It's making a bit of a comeback but I'd rank it dead last amongst the NE Corridor biggies (Boston, NY, Philly, Baltimore, DC). Temple's campus is urban and I kinda like it because it's different than any other AAC campus. North Philly is not where I'd want to be though.

HARTFORD/STORRS- Storrs is a cool little set up. It's basically UConn in a pastural setting with not much else around. Hartford is AWFUL. The worst New England city for sure... well, Worcester is actually worse. Had a friend at Trinity back in the day and it was a war zone at night around there. Downtown is completely dead. Everything is in West Hartford.

I haven't quite been to all of these cities, but I would be hard pressed to find an analysis I agreed with more. Deep Ellum saved my soul when I visited Dallas, I ate like a king in Houston (Ninfa's et al), and Orlando gives Phoenix a run for its money. I'm usually in NOLA to eat and see music, and the Merigny is the closest I come to the Quarter. I need to give Tampa a shot, given my lockstep agreement on the rest of your assessment.
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RE: Favorite AAC city to dislike
Greenville is really making huge strides. I barely even recognize it now.

A lot of it has to do with the revitalization of downtown ("Uptown") Greenville. When I was in school ('02-'07) it was a bunch of run down bars, and the surrounding couple blocks were empty storefronts. It needed a LOT of work.

But if you were to go now... the run down bars are fewer and far between. Upscale restaurants and 3 new breweries have set up shop. People have renovated the old buildings and re-purposed them. They solved the parking nightmare by putting up downtown Greenville's first parking deck. There are students actually living downtown now, with the construction of some first-class apartments.

There are also lots of future improvements on the horizon... but Greenville is growing up fast.

Uptown Brewing Company
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Trollingwood Taproom & Brewery
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Pitt Street Brewing Company*Opening soon*
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4th Street Deck
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The Boundary at West End
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Five Points Plaza
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