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curtron October 25th, 2014 5:11pm

Does your city have a rivalry with a neighboring city? Think Springfield v. Shelbyville or Pawnee v. Eagleton.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/25/14 10:24 pm

Midland and Odessa are sister cities, both ~100k people, 20 miles apart, and are bitter sports rivals. Odessa is home to the Permian Panthers ("MOJO"), the team about which the book Friday Night Lights was written (and where the movie was filmed).

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/25/14 10:26 pm

The TV series was filmed in Austin, and they even changed the school name. Jerks.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/26/14 2:36 am

My wife's Uncle designed all the field posters for the Friday Night Lights movie. Weird because he went to Permian. He also sang with Roy Orbison and a cadre of others. Yup, the missus is from Odesolate!

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/26/14 2:40 am

Not thinking this am, say it with me, "He attended Midland." There, that wasn't difficult now were it? :0P

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/25/14 10:30 pm

I had a rock band in college that played for a hs dance in Washington back in the early 70s. I went to Millikin U. in Decatur.

knetzere Illinois
10/26/14 3:58 am

Morton. I think peoria is more rivals with Bloomington

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/25/14 10:57 am

It's a short jog of 278 miles. Big D!

ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
10/25/14 12:02 pm

What city are you in? Ft worth is much closer than that....

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/25/14 10:17 pm

Sounds like Houston. They're Dallas wannabes, especially in football! :-P

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/26/14 2:31 am

Well if Houston ever gets anything more than a journeyman QB, we'll be somebody. Besides, Dallas (my hometown BTW), or should I say Romo chokes in the playoffs. ;o)

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/26/14 2:33 am

The Phlegm, I went to TCU back during the Kenneth Davis days in the early 80s. We had a rivalry with SMU and still do. Now it's not much of one. Did Ya see yesterday's score over Tech? Baylor was a poorly officiated game and should have been a win!

rons Thanks America
10/25/14 10:43 am

The next town is 80 sq miles with 25k white people. We are 27 sq miles with 12k white people. No communication with them.

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MisterE Conservistan
10/25/14 10:35 am

I live in an urban area surrounded by nothing. There is no one to be rivals with.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/25/14 10:22 am

Our town has a HS football rivalry with the town just across the bridge. The winner is considered the owner of the bridge for that year.

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