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RE: OT Americas best college towns.
What makes a college town different from a town with a college? what is the measuring stick?
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(04-06-2014 03:18 PM)zeebart21 Wrote:  Why because UT is there? I'm sure Austin is awesome, if I were a liberal. You spend anytime time in Lafayette, ever?

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Austin (to me) is a great town, but if UT wasn't there, no problem... Austin would still be a cool town.

San Marcos is a great town, but if Texas State wasn't there, that place would be a blip on the map.

To me, that's the difference between college town and not.

(oh, and I know it wasn't directed at me, but I've never spent time in Lafayette... Driven through (or by) it though).
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(04-06-2014 03:32 PM)GoApps70 Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 03:29 PM)Bleeds_Purple Wrote:  I would actually put Boone on the list.

I would also put Boone on the list..

There are only two or three true college towns in NC and Asheville isn't one of them. Boone, Chapel Hill, and possibly Greenville. UNCA is a pretty minor factor in Asheville, so while its an interesting town (though overrated IMO) I don't consider it a college town. Williamsburg is alright and more of a college town than Asheville but I still don't think of it that way; Charlottesville, Blacksburg, Harrisonburg, and to lesser extent Farmville are the college towns in VA. I'd say a college town is place where the university is the largest employer and people affiliated with the university (students, faculty, staff) account for a majority of the population - Asheville and Williamsburg don't meet that criteria. I wouldn't be suprised if Greensboro with 5 universities and Elon's law school meets more of the college town standard than Asheville, though its a rather sleepy place for a city of its size.

Any list of best college towns that doesn't include Boone is a joke anyway.
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(04-06-2014 04:04 PM)CajunExpress Wrote:  Well we did not lose to TOOlame this year like the Pirates did. Maybe that is a high-water mark not losing to TooLAME. In any case teams in the 21st Century. ECU 2-6 bowls, losing your last four OUCH. UL 3-0. Of course we kind of got some easy teams to beat teams transitioning to the AAC, SDSU, ECU, and of course the never to be overlooked TOOlame GreenRipple.
We won our last bowls so losing our last 4 is a lie. And besides y'all our Bowl losses came to Arkansas Kentucky Maryland USF and Marshall. With wins over Ohio. Boise State and Texas Tech this century in bowls. But don't let facts get in the way of a good story.
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(04-06-2014 05:50 PM)AppfanInCAAland Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 03:32 PM)GoApps70 Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 03:29 PM)Bleeds_Purple Wrote:  I would actually put Boone on the list.

I would also put Boone on the list..

There are only two or three true college towns in NC and Asheville isn't one of them. Boone, Chapel Hill, and possibly Greenville. UNCA is a pretty minor factor in Asheville, so while its an interesting town (though overrated IMO) I don't consider it a college town. Williamsburg is alright and more of a college town than Asheville but I still don't think of it that way; Charlottesville, Blacksburg, Harrisonburg, and to lesser extent Farmville are the college towns in VA. I'd say a college town is place where the university is the largest employer and people affiliated with the university (students, faculty, staff) account for a majority of the population - Asheville and Williamsburg don't meet that criteria. I wouldn't be suprised if Greensboro with 5 universities and Elon's law school meets more of the college town standard than Asheville, though its a rather sleepy place for a city of its size.

Any list of best college towns that doesn't include Boone is a joke anyway.
Greenville is most definitely a college town just a bit bigger than Boone or Chapel Hill with more industry. Boone is a really nice place though I love it there. Would love to eventually see a home and home with App and East Carolina if you ever expand your stadium. Just so I can make a trip to Boone for a football game
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(04-06-2014 02:28 PM)Godzilla Wrote:  I felt bad San Marcos wasn't on the list, then I saw Austin wasn't either and decided this list is full of ****.

I didn't know Texas state was in Austin. Most people outside of Texas consider San Marcos a suburb of San Antonio, so that would explain not making the list.
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(04-06-2014 03:18 PM)zeebart21 Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 02:39 PM)Godzilla Wrote:  If you think Lafayette is a better college town than Austin you should pass what your smokin' my way

Why because UT is there? I'm sure Austin is awesome, if I were a liberal. You spend anytime time in Lafayette, ever?

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No because it is the live music capital of the world, has a legendary party scene, and has awesome places to eat that can cook more than one type of food. Don't get me wrong I spent a week in Lafayette had a lot of fun and got my cajun food fix, especially at johnson's something forgot the name, but it doesn't hold a candle to Austin.
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(04-06-2014 02:28 PM)Godzilla Wrote:  I felt bad San Marcos wasn't on the list, then I saw Austin wasn't either and decided this list is full of ****.

Probably because Austin has nearly a million people and doesn't fit the profile. I think Lafayette's the largest metro listed there. I'm surprised Boone's not on there.
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(04-06-2014 05:54 PM)Bleeds_Purple Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 04:04 PM)CajunExpress Wrote:  Well we did not lose to TOOlame this year like the Pirates did. Maybe that is a high-water mark not losing to TooLAME. In any case teams in the 21st Century. ECU 2-6 bowls, losing your last four OUCH. UL 3-0. Of course we kind of got some easy teams to beat teams transitioning to the AAC, SDSU, ECU, and of course the never to be overlooked TOOlame GreenRipple.
We won our last bowls so losing our last 4 is a lie. And besides y'all our Bowl losses came to Arkansas Kentucky Maryland USF and Marshall. With wins over Ohio. Boise State and Texas Tech this century in bowls. But don't let facts get in the way of a good story.

Sorry did not research you 2013 season, did not know you went this year as TooLame kicked your butts. Still now you are one win in the last five trips, and three and six in the 21st century.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Caroli...s_football
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(04-06-2014 08:29 PM)CajunExpress Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 05:54 PM)Bleeds_Purple Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 04:04 PM)CajunExpress Wrote:  Well we did not lose to TOOlame this year like the Pirates did. Maybe that is a high-water mark not losing to TooLAME. In any case teams in the 21st Century. ECU 2-6 bowls, losing your last four OUCH. UL 3-0. Of course we kind of got some easy teams to beat teams transitioning to the AAC, SDSU, ECU, and of course the never to be overlooked TOOlame GreenRipple.
We won our last bowls so losing our last 4 is a lie. And besides y'all our Bowl losses came to Arkansas Kentucky Maryland USF and Marshall. With wins over Ohio. Boise State and Texas Tech this century in bowls. But don't let facts get in the way of a good story.

Sorry did not research you 2013 season, did not know you went this year as TooLame kicked your butts. Still now you are one win in the last five trips, and three and six in the 21st century.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Caroli...s_football

None of this matters, X At this point in time. April 6, 2014... UL would whip the living manure out of ECU in all major sports...maybe not womens basketball? That there is no debate. They can be AAC or SEC, it wouldnt matter.

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