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(Chron)   Shaq endears himself to Houston fans: "We've all been in LA, and not a whole lot of people can handle being under the bright lights....it was a safe move for [Dwight] to go to a little town like Houston. That's right, little town. I said it"   (blog.chron.com) divider line 70
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2013-07-07 01:29:50 PM
He's incorrect, sorry. Houston isn't a small city franchise. It's more of a mid-sized sort of one. Bottom line is you all know the big time franchises. Loyalty of the local fan base has nothing to do with it. Philly, we're looking at you.
 
2013-07-07 02:24:20 PM
The guy is huge. All towns look little to him.
 
2013-07-07 02:34:56 PM
DID YOU KNOW?

Shaq is still bitter about getting destroyed in the '95 Finals.
 
2013-07-07 04:09:37 PM
They see Shaq trollin', they hatin'.
 
2013-07-07 04:12:14 PM
Laughter LOL Out Loud

Houstonians are gonna flip out. Only Dallas folks are more insecure
 
2013-07-07 04:54:36 PM
As ridiculous as Dwight can be, I can't really blame a guy for wanting to get out of somewhere where things weren't working for him.
 
2013-07-07 05:22:32 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Laughter LOL Out Loud

Houstonians are gonna flip out. Only Dallas folks are more insecure


LOL.  You gonna get flamed.
 
2013-07-07 05:28:13 PM
Shaq is bitter because he had to play in those Brooklyn suburbs called Los Angeles and Miami...
 
2013-07-07 05:30:22 PM
And if there's anyone who knows about playing in small towns like Baton Rouge, Orlando & Cleveland, it's Shaq.

H-Town will probably pass Chicago for 3rd largest US city when the 2020 Census is released.
 
2013-07-07 05:32:27 PM
Shaq is sooo sassy!
 
2013-07-07 05:35:11 PM
That's right, I said it!  Y'all don't know me, y'all don't know me!
 
2013-07-07 05:35:14 PM
I don't think Shaq likes Dwight too much. Can't say I blame him.
 
2013-07-07 05:35:40 PM
I totally understand why he would want to bolt from the Lakers. Kobe is a couple of years away from retirement, the coach is terrible, their supporting cast is aging and dwindling. I'm not sure why he didn't just switch locker rooms as the Clippers are doing good things. ($$$$$)
As for getting out of LA, I can see that. Worst bandwagon fans in the country.
The only thing I don't understand is why Houston would want him. Were they short a primadonna underachiever that's just gonna biatch about wanting to leave until his contract is over?
 
2013-07-07 05:37:55 PM

Straight Outta Wells Branch: And if there's anyone who knows about playing in small towns like Baton Rouge, Orlando & Cleveland, it's Shaq.

H-Town will probably pass Chicago for 3rd largest US city when the 2020 Census is released.


It would have to pass Dallas first and regardless, the Houston metro would have to increase 50% in 7 years for it to pass Chicago.  Basically, I doubt that Houston passes Chicago any time before 2100.
 
2013-07-07 05:42:42 PM
good thing shaq was in LA or we wouldn't have been able to see his fine acting put onto the silver screen
 
2013-07-07 05:54:53 PM
I'm not that fond of Texas, but even I know better than to call Houston "a little town".
 
2013-07-07 05:55:13 PM

Rapmaster2000: It would have to pass Dallas first


That's already happened. The Metroplex is something like the 4th biggest metropolitan area in the US, but Dallas is the 3rd largest city in Texas behind Houston and San Antonio.

It's like how the Miami MSA is the largest in Florida, but the city of Miami is like the size of Tulsa or Omaha.

And Houston's only 550,000 or so smaller than Chicago.
 
2013-07-07 05:56:19 PM

Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: And if there's anyone who knows about playing in small towns like Baton Rouge, Orlando & Cleveland, it's Shaq.

H-Town will probably pass Chicago for 3rd largest US city when the 2020 Census is released.

It would have to pass Dallas first and regardless, the Houston metro would have to increase 50% in 7 years for it to pass Chicago.  Basically, I doubt that Houston passes Chicago any time before 2100.


And by that time, it'll be shrinking as climate change makes more and more of Texas an more uninhabitable than it already is.
 
2013-07-07 05:59:04 PM

Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: And if there's anyone who knows about playing in small towns like Baton Rouge, Orlando & Cleveland, it's Shaq.

H-Town will probably pass Chicago for 3rd largest US city when the 2020 Census is released.

It would have to pass Dallas first and regardless, the Houston metro would have to increase 50% in 7 years for it to pass Chicago.  Basically, I doubt that Houston passes Chicago any time before 2100.


Houston is the 4th largest city in the country. Dallas is not in the top five & Chicago actually lost population according to the last Census.

DFW metro is actually bigger than Houston metro, but in a straight-up comparison of the two cities, Houston is substantially larger & growing due to the energy business and an influx of immigrants from Mexico & Latin America.
 
2013-07-07 06:07:29 PM
Shaq hurted my widdle feewings. :'(
 
2013-07-07 06:10:53 PM

browneye: I'm not that fond of Texas, but even I know better than to call Houston "a little town".


Houston is like Texas itself: you drive for hours and hours and you still ain't outta there!
 
2013-07-07 06:17:56 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: good thing shaq was in LA or we wouldn't have been able to see his fine acting put onto the silver screen


One of the first things Phil Jackson did when he got hired by the Lakers was to convince Shaq to cut it out w/ the movies. For that alone, he's the greatest coach of all time.
 
2013-07-07 06:26:01 PM

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: And if there's anyone who knows about playing in small towns like Baton Rouge, Orlando & Cleveland, it's Shaq.

H-Town will probably pass Chicago for 3rd largest US city when the 2020 Census is released.

It would have to pass Dallas first and regardless, the Houston metro would have to increase 50% in 7 years for it to pass Chicago.  Basically, I doubt that Houston passes Chicago any time before 2100.

Houston is the 4th largest city in the country. Dallas is not in the top five & Chicago actually lost population according to the last Census.

DFW metro is actually bigger than Houston metro, but in a straight-up comparison of the two cities, Houston is substantially larger & growing due to the energy business and an influx of immigrants from Mexico & Latin America.


Nobody cares about city population.  Metro is what counts.  City population is what people from Indianapolis or Jacksonville use to pretend that they don't live in Nowheresville.
 
2013-07-07 06:57:38 PM
You know where Houston kicks California's ass? Job creation.

Also cleaner air, more affordable housing, and lower taxes.

But LA definitely wins on number of celebrities and yoga instructors.
 
2013-07-07 07:03:20 PM
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2013-07-07 07:04:11 PM

LawrencePerson: Also cleaner air


Isn't Houston only second to LA with disgusting air quality?
 
2013-07-07 07:06:11 PM

Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: And if there's anyone who knows about playing in small towns like Baton Rouge, Orlando & Cleveland, it's Shaq.

H-Town will probably pass Chicago for 3rd largest US city when the 2020 Census is released.

It would have to pass Dallas first and regardless, the Houston metro would have to increase 50% in 7 years for it to pass Chicago.  Basically, I doubt that Houston passes Chicago any time before 2100.

Houston is the 4th largest city in the country. Dallas is not in the top five & Chicago actually lost population according to the last Census.

DFW metro is actually bigger than Houston metro, but in a straight-up comparison of the two cities, Houston is substantially larger & growing due to the energy business and an influx of immigrants from Mexico & Latin America.

Nobody cares about city population.  Metro is what counts.  City population is what people from Indianapolis or Jacksonville use to pretend that they don't live in Nowheresville.


And metro is what people from Dallas use to pretend they are bigger than Houston when its combing at least two major cities (Dallas and Fort Worth) together to compare to one
 
2013-07-07 07:14:10 PM
Chicago is only shrinking because ~100 people get murdered daily.
 
2013-07-07 07:18:43 PM

ATRDCI: And metro is what people from Dallas use to pretend they are bigger than Houston when its combing at least two major cities (Dallas and Fort Worth) together to compare to one


So San Francisco tries to pretend it's bigger by being part of the Bay Area metro area? Does Minneapolis try to pretend it's bigger by being part of the Twin Cities metro area? How about Tampa Bay? Perhaps KCMO and KCK are pretenders as well. The worst are those bastards in El Paso that have the cajones to consider themselves part of the same metro area as Juarez!
 
2013-07-07 07:22:09 PM

ATRDCI: Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: And if there's anyone who knows about playing in small towns like Baton Rouge, Orlando & Cleveland, it's Shaq.

H-Town will probably pass Chicago for 3rd largest US city when the 2020 Census is released.

It would have to pass Dallas first and regardless, the Houston metro would have to increase 50% in 7 years for it to pass Chicago.  Basically, I doubt that Houston passes Chicago any time before 2100.

Houston is the 4th largest city in the country. Dallas is not in the top five & Chicago actually lost population according to the last Census.

DFW metro is actually bigger than Houston metro, but in a straight-up comparison of the two cities, Houston is substantially larger & growing due to the energy business and an influx of immigrants from Mexico & Latin America.

Nobody cares about city population.  Metro is what counts.  City population is what people from Indianapolis or Jacksonville use to pretend that they don't live in Nowheresville.

And metro is what people from Dallas use to pretend they are bigger than Houston when its combing at least two major cities (Dallas and Fort Worth) together to compare to one


Dang, that guy upthread wasn't kidding when he was talking about Houston/Dallas insecurity.

I'm sure you are both plenty big.
 
2013-07-07 07:22:57 PM

TheJoe03: ATRDCI: And metro is what people from Dallas use to pretend they are bigger than Houston when its combing at least two major cities (Dallas and Fort Worth) together to compare to one

So San Francisco tries to pretend it's bigger by being part of the Bay Area metro area? Does Minneapolis try to pretend it's bigger by being part of the Twin Cities metro area? How about Tampa Bay? Perhaps KCMO and KCK are pretenders as well. The worst are those bastards in El Paso that have the cajones to consider themselves part of the same metro area as Juarez!


San Francisco doesn't try to pretend it's bigger than Los Angeles.  What about Tampa Bay?
 
2013-07-07 07:24:28 PM

TheJoe03: LawrencePerson: Also cleaner air

Isn't Houston only second to LA with disgusting air quality?


Well, cleaner air is relative. The thinnest kid at fat camp doesn't brag about his BMI in the crossfit studio.

And I'm not a Shaq fan, but I'm sure the ire he raised will make him cry himself to sleep on his pile of money.
 
2013-07-07 07:28:39 PM

ten foiled hats: What about Tampa Bay?


It's another area that includes more than one big city. To act as if metro isn't important is asinine, which is why I brought up all the other metro areas in the US that include multiple cities. So no shiat Houston is bigger than the city of Dallas (as is San Antonio) but the area sure isn't. San Antonio is also bigger than Dallas but if you acted as if Dallas was a smaller market than SA you'd be laughed at.
 
2013-07-07 07:35:09 PM

tacos4jesus: ATRDCI: Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: And if there's anyone who knows about playing in small towns like Baton Rouge, Orlando & Cleveland, it's Shaq.

H-Town will probably pass Chicago for 3rd largest US city when the 2020 Census is released.

It would have to pass Dallas first and regardless, the Houston metro would have to increase 50% in 7 years for it to pass Chicago.  Basically, I doubt that Houston passes Chicago any time before 2100.

Houston is the 4th largest city in the country. Dallas is not in the top five & Chicago actually lost population according to the last Census.

DFW metro is actually bigger than Houston metro, but in a straight-up comparison of the two cities, Houston is substantially larger & growing due to the energy business and an influx of immigrants from Mexico & Latin America.

Nobody cares about city population.  Metro is what counts.  City population is what people from Indianapolis or Jacksonville use to pretend that they don't live in Nowheresville.

And metro is what people from Dallas use to pretend they are bigger than Houston when its combing at least two major cities (Dallas and Fort Worth) together to compare to one

Dang, that guy upthread wasn't kidding when he was talking about Houston/Dallas insecurity.

I'm sure you are both plenty big.


Besides it isn't the size of the city it's how you use it.
 
2013-07-07 07:43:16 PM
ten foiled hats:San Francisco doesn't try to pretend it's bigger than Los Angeles.

Seriously. Quality over quantity, baby. Hell, the entire nine-county Bay Area (not just the urban complex around SFO-OAK-SJC) is only 7 million people. Leave us out of this Texas slap fight.
 
2013-07-07 07:59:53 PM

Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: And if there's anyone who knows about playing in small towns like Baton Rouge, Orlando & Cleveland, it's Shaq.

H-Town will probably pass Chicago for 3rd largest US city when the 2020 Census is released.

It would have to pass Dallas first and regardless, the Houston metro would have to increase 50% in 7 years for it to pass Chicago.  Basically, I doubt that Houston passes Chicago any time before 2100.

Houston is the 4th largest city in the country. Dallas is not in the top five & Chicago actually lost population according to the last Census.

DFW metro is actually bigger than Houston metro, but in a straight-up comparison of the two cities, Houston is substantially larger & growing due to the energy business and an influx of immigrants from Mexico & Latin America.

Nobody cares about city population.  Metro is what counts.  City population is what people from Indianapolis or Jacksonville use to pretend that they don't live in Nowheresville.


Let me get this straight.

Because Houston's metro area is smaller than DFW's that means Houston is Nowheresville?

Um...I'm not sure if you're trolling or just sheltered. Either way, I'm pretty sure you and Shaq are the only ones involved making ignorant remarks regarding American geography.

Miss Teen South Carolina was right. Some people out there don't have maps.

/The Iraq
 
2013-07-07 08:58:29 PM

ATRDCI: And metro is what people from Dallas use to pretend they are bigger than Houston when its combing at least two major cities (Dallas and Fort Worth) together to compare to one


No, they combine one major city with one minor one forty minutes away, then include all the area within fifty miles of the midpoint.
 
2013-07-07 09:08:43 PM
Dallas-Fort Worth is puny compared to the Houston-Austin-Beaumont-Brownsville megalopolis
 
2013-07-07 09:14:22 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Dallas-Fort Worth is puny compared to the Houston-Austin-Beaumont-Brownsville megalopolis


Does Dallas get to claim OKC, Waco, Wichita Falls, and Shreveport in their megalopolis?
 
2013-07-07 09:23:32 PM

TheJoe03: HaywoodJablonski: Dallas-Fort Worth is puny compared to the Houston-Austin-Beaumont-Brownsville megalopolis

Does Dallas get to claim OKC, Waco, Wichita Falls, and Shreveport in their megalopolis?


Why claim Shreveport when you can have Denton, the sparkling gem of the prairie?
 
2013-07-07 09:26:27 PM

TheJoe03: HaywoodJablonski: Dallas-Fort Worth is puny compared to the Houston-Austin-Beaumont-Brownsville megalopolis

Does Dallas get to claim OKC, Waco, Wichita Falls, and Shreveport in their megalopolis?


Sure, but then we'll add San Antonio and South Padre
 
2013-07-07 09:32:59 PM

HaywoodJablonski: TheJoe03: HaywoodJablonski: Dallas-Fort Worth is puny compared to the Houston-Austin-Beaumont-Brownsville megalopolis

Does Dallas get to claim OKC, Waco, Wichita Falls, and Shreveport in their megalopolis?

Sure, but then we'll add San Antonio and South Padre


Who gets midland/Odessa? Big bend national park? El Paso?
 
2013-07-07 09:33:10 PM

HaywoodJablonski: TheJoe03: HaywoodJablonski: Dallas-Fort Worth is puny compared to the Houston-Austin-Beaumont-Brownsville megalopolis

Does Dallas get to claim OKC, Waco, Wichita Falls, and Shreveport in their megalopolis?

Sure, but then we'll add San Antonio and South Padre


Is this the "if they bring a knife, you bring a gun" of city size comparisons?
 
2013-07-07 09:36:51 PM

Neeek: HaywoodJablonski: TheJoe03: HaywoodJablonski: Dallas-Fort Worth is puny compared to the Houston-Austin-Beaumont-Brownsville megalopolis

Does Dallas get to claim OKC, Waco, Wichita Falls, and Shreveport in their megalopolis?

Sure, but then we'll add San Antonio and South Padre

Is this the "if they bring a knife, you bring a gun" of city size comparisons?


What are you prepared to do?
 
2013-07-07 09:40:58 PM

Shostie: Why claim Shreveport when you can have Denton, the sparkling gem of the prairie?


DFW already has Denton, it's the area's "college town".

HaywoodJablonski: Sure, but then we'll add San Antonio and South Padre


Damn, I knew you would, there really isn't anything close enough to Dallas, though since you claimed Brownsville then maybe Tulsa can be added as well as Abilene.
 
2013-07-07 09:50:53 PM
I think we all just need to bide our time until the Houston/Beaumont/San Antonio Megatroplis Area merges with the Dallas/Fort Worth/OklaTulsaCity Metroplex to form the HOUDALF MEGACITY 1.
 
2013-07-07 09:53:32 PM
But who gets Arlen?
 
2013-07-07 10:11:17 PM

LawrencePerson: You know where Houston kicks California's ass? Job creation.

Also cleaner air, more affordable housing, and lower taxes.

But LA definitely wins on number of celebrities and yoga instructors.


But it's still in Texas right?

Small town by default.

/fark you redneck douchebags.
 
2013-07-07 10:13:52 PM

TheJoe03: Shostie: Why claim Shreveport when you can have Denton, the sparkling gem of the prairie?

DFW already has Denton, it's the area's "college town".

HaywoodJablonski: Sure, but then we'll add San Antonio and South Padre

Damn, I knew you would, there really isn't anything close enough to Dallas, though since you claimed Brownsville then maybe Tulsa can be added as well as Abilene.


Sure. Take Midland, Odessa and Amarillo too.
 
2013-07-07 10:32:15 PM

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: Rapmaster2000: Straight Outta Wells Branch: And if there's anyone who knows about playing in small towns like Baton Rouge, Orlando & Cleveland, it's Shaq.

H-Town will probably pass Chicago for 3rd largest US city when the 2020 Census is released.

It would have to pass Dallas first and regardless, the Houston metro would have to increase 50% in 7 years for it to pass Chicago.  Basically, I doubt that Houston passes Chicago any time before 2100.

Houston is the 4th largest city in the country. Dallas is not in the top five & Chicago actually lost population according to the last Census.

DFW metro is actually bigger than Houston metro, but in a straight-up comparison of the two cities, Houston is substantially larger & growing due to the energy business and an influx of immigrants from Mexico & Latin America.

Nobody cares about city population.  Metro is what counts.  City population is what people from Indianapolis or Jacksonville use to pretend that they don't live in Nowheresville.

Let me get this straight.

Because Houston's metro area is smaller than DFW's that means Houston is Nowheresville?

Um...I'm not sure if you're trolling or just sheltered. Either way, I'm pretty sure you and Shaq are the only ones involved making ignorant remarks regarding American geography.

Miss Teen South Carolina was right. Some people out there don't have maps.

/The Iraq


Someone has lived his entire life in the same Houston suburb.
 
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