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  1. #261
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    Hot'Lanta... home of the Falcons!
    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    My relatives in Lubbock and a much smaller town in the Oklahoma panhandle might take exception to occasional snark, but they seem quite happy with their lives in smaller cities/towns. If they liked Dallas, Oklahoma City, or Houston better, they'd move. They'd agree that west Texas looks like Mars. Intimations that they're necessarily small minded, however, would either be politely ignored and/or privately ridiculed.
    In the interest of fairness, here is a true-to-life photo of life in my hometown of Atlanta.


    There is many a day that I would kill for this...
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

  2. #262
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    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    In the interest of fairness, here is a true-to-life photo of life in my hometown of Atlanta.

    There is many a day that I would kill for this...
    Would you be willing to give me the oil rigs in the background?
    Sage Grouse

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    'When I got on the bus for my first road game at Duke, I saw that every player was carrying textbooks or laptops. I coached in the SEC for 25 years, and I had never seen that before, not even once.' - David Cutcliffe to Duke alumni in Washington, DC, June 2013

  3. #263
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    Durham
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    There is many a day that I would kill for this...
    You could go there on vacation, just like the song suggests!

    In all seriousness, I lived in West Texas for quite a few years — though Lubbock might be considered to be more in the Panhandle than the western portion of this ginormous state — and the topography and solitude has its charms. The sunsets are spectacular; there can be no denying that.

  4. #264
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    San Francisco
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    In the interest of fairness, here is a true-to-life photo of life in my hometown of Atlanta.
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    What’s it like during rush hour?

    And how was it before the pandemic?

  5. #265
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    Durham
    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Area Duke Fan View Post
    What’s it like during rush hour?

    And how was it before the pandemic?
    Haha, I got a good laugh out of that one! 👍🏻

  6. #266
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    Los Angeles
    Quote Originally Posted by throatybeard View Post
    Comments like these make me begin to understand the white-hot hatred for collegey larger-metro people like us Duke types that folks in these rural/micropolitan/small metro places have developed.
    I used to care a lot more about that hatred you are talking about (although I'm not sure hatred is the right word) and trying to understand it and ameliorate it. Now, not so much. If they're happy where they live and with the lives they have, and want to stay there, great. More power to em. If it makes them feel better to come up with reasons to resent city folk and their lifestyles, they can do that. Not sure where it really gets them, but whatever. Resent away. Or, they can move and try a different life. I don't really care anymore, and I'm not going to spend a whole lotta time worrying about it. To each his/her own.

  7. #267
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    Durham
    Quote Originally Posted by tommy View Post
    I used to care a lot more about that hatred you are talking about (although I'm not sure hatred is the right word) and trying to understand it and ameliorate it. Now, not so much. If they're happy where they live and with the lives they have, and want to stay there, great. More power to em. If it makes them feel better to come up with reasons to resent city folk and their lifestyles, they can do that. Not sure where it really gets them, but whatever. Resent away. Or, they can move and try a different life. I don't really care anymore, and I'm not going to spend a whole lotta time worrying about it. To each his/her own.
    human nature, tribalism, yadda yadda yadda. IMO it's going to happen one way or another. So what can you do? treat people with respect best you can and come to terms some might not be able to do you the same courtesy. That said, if they're ALSO UNC fans....all bets are off
    basketball is back, baby!

  8. #268
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    Feb 2007
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    I moved. Now 12 miles from Heaven, 13 from Hell
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonEvans View Post
    In the interest of fairness, here is a true-to-life photo of life in my hometown of Atlanta.
    You couldn’t come up with one for Atlanta? With the SunPass sign, this has to be in Florida.

    (I think I uploaded an appropriate one from the ATC; not as good with an iPad as with a computer.)
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  9. #269
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    Oct 2007
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    Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA
    Quote Originally Posted by DU82 View Post
    You couldn’t come up with one for Atlanta? With the SunPass sign, this has to be in Florida.

    (I think I uploaded an appropriate one from the ATC; not as good with an iPad as with a computer.)
    Uh, yeah, never heard of any 62nd Street in the A, or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, for that matter.
    Hard at work making beautiful things.

  10. #270
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    northern Virginia
    Based on the Golden Eagles' performance in the Dean Dome tonight, I say we offer the job to Wojo ASAP.

  11. #271

    Smile I'm vainly and happily trying to connect the dots...

    Quote Originally Posted by VA_BDevil View Post
    Based on the Golden Eagles' performance in the Dean Dome tonight, I say we offer the job to Wojo ASAP.
    As someone very interested in the matter of who will follow Coach K, I decided to drop into this thread on the last page. I quickly went back a page or two. My mind is feverishly trying to make sense: Have we narrowed down where Coach's successor will come from? Are we talking about where he might retire? Are these various regions of the US metaphors for the kind of successor we are looking for?

    I jest. I am happy that the mods are not being casuistic and allow us to move a conversation along as our spirits [in both senses] inspire us.

    I love the city and country mouse discussion. Good mices everywhere.
    “I love it. Coach, when we came here, we had a three-hour meeting about the core values. If you really represent the core values, it means diving on the floor, sacrificing your body for your teammates, no matter how much you’re up by or how much you’re down by, always playing hard.” -- Zion

  12. #272
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    Mar 2007
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    Mount Kisco, NY
    Capel just had two rotation players leave the team over the last 2 days...now great for the successor stock watch.

  13. #273
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    North of Durham
    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Dat View Post
    Capel just had two rotation players leave the team over the last 2 days...now great for the successor stock watch.
    In this day and age where you can bet on anything, one would think that somewhere there would be a market for betting on K's successor. I think that the DBR poster who would be most likely to be aware of (and participating in) such a market was recently removed...

    I agree that at first glance, this doesn't reflect well on Capel, but one does not know what is happening behind the scenes - if someone is being pushed out, Coaches are hesitant to go public and badmouth them.

  14. #274
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    Feb 2007
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    Los Angeles
    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Dat View Post
    Capel just had two rotation players leave the team over the last 2 days...now great for the successor stock watch.
    Why not? Coach K just had one leave the team a week ago.

  15. #275
    Thank you Lubbock, for Buddy Holly.

    I hope we are 2-3 years away from K's successor.

  16. #276
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    Mount Kisco, NY
    Quote Originally Posted by tommy View Post
    Why not? Coach K just had one leave the team a week ago.
    And I don't think his stock is on the rise to replace himself either.

  17. #277
    Quote Originally Posted by Steven43 View Post
    You could go there on vacation, just like the song suggests!

    In all seriousness, I lived in West Texas for quite a few years — though Lubbock might be considered to be more in the Panhandle than the western portion of this ginormous state — and the topography and solitude has its charms. The sunsets are spectacular; there can be no denying that.
    Yeah you need to head out to Bandera if you want to go out West to “slow down”.

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