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Old 04-18-2014, 01:03 PM   #1
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Tulsa billionaire George Kaiser to join Oklahoma City Thunder ownership group
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:23 PM   #2
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What a petty and envious group of fans is posting comments under that story. Is there that much resentment of OKC in T-Town?
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:28 PM   #3
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What a petty and envious group of fans is posting comments under that story. Is there that much resentment of OKC in T-Town?
Forgive Tulsa, Frank Haith just arrived in town
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:32 PM   #4
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Tom Ward needs that liquidity.

OKC going to gun for that luxury tax.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:40 PM   #5
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Is there that much resentment of OKC in T-Town?
For the most part, both dislike each other. It certainly isn't "one-sided".

By the way, Tulsa is better.
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For the most part, both dislike each other. It certainly isn't "one-sided".

By the way, Tulsa is better.
I lived in the OKC area for about 14 years and never thought people in OKC disliked Tulsa. During that time and since that time I have been to Tulsa many times and regularly hear people complain about OKC.

I do think people in Tulsa have a legitimate beef that virtually every major highway leaving the city is a toll road. Outside of that, I think most of their complaints are pretty silly.
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For the most part, both dislike each other. It certainly isn't "one-sided".

By the way, Tulsa is bitter.
Fixed it for you.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:57 PM   #8
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Tulsa vs. OKC....what most junior varsity games look like.

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Old 04-18-2014, 02:06 PM   #9
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I lived in the OKC area for about 14 years and never thought people in OKC disliked Tulsa. During that time and since that time I have been to Tulsa many times and regularly hear people complain about OKC.
Well, I've lived in Tulsa nearly my entire life, and have had business dealings in OKC on plenty of occasions. Trust me, OKC people dislike Tulsa every bit as much as it is the other way around.

I know plenty about both cities, and about the only thing I would enjoy more about living in OKC is the proximity to Norman.
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I've been away a long time (visits aside), and there was a certainly sense of friendly rivalry when I was there, but I wondered if it had grown more heated since I left.

Those commenters (admittedly a tiny sampling) seemed very bitter and envious of OKC, something Tulsans never admitted to back in my day. Back then, if anything, Tulsans tended to overrate their city's standing nationally and even internationally, as if it might be mentioned in the same breath as some of the world's cultural capitals -- NYC, London Paris, Tulsa.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:14 PM   #11
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Already this thread should be locked. It won't end well.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:17 PM   #12
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if we are going to have a civil conversation about this, i would say it is an interesting subject. When Tulsa became an Oil Boom City, many people outside of the state of Oklahoma came here and moved into Tulsa. My mother's family was one of them, my grandfather was a mechanical engineer for Dow Oil (now Dow Chemical) and has been their for 60 years. When my mom went to OU, she always said she never knew what an Okie really was until she was at OU and spent time with kids from around the state and time spent in Oklahoma City. She has always been quick to put down OKC and point out the differences between OKC and Tulsa. As for me i enjoy living in OKC for the most part for the past 15 years.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:25 PM   #13
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I live in OKC. I love visiting Tulsa. Seems like Tulsa gets the better concerts. I will say as for things to do. I like OKC better.
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Tulsa vs. OKC....what most junior varsity games look like.

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New York v Boston
Los Angeles v San Francisco
Dallas v Houston
Chicago v Detroit
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Who else is in the big leagues?
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:45 PM   #15
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Who else is in the big leagues?
Phoenix vs. Flagstaff
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Already this thread should be locked. It won't end well.
All jokes aside, my brother is fresh out of college and lives in Tulsa.

Loves it.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:48 PM   #17
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Besides their concerts, Tulsa is a ghost town!
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:36 PM   #18
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Tulsa has some little brother syndrome
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:49 PM   #19
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I lived in the OKC area for about 14 years and never thought people in OKC disliked Tulsa. During that time and since that time I have been to Tulsa many times and regularly hear people complain about OKC.

I do think people in Tulsa have a legitimate beef that virtually every major highway leaving the city is a toll road. Outside of that, I think most of their complaints are pretty silly.
Even as far back as the time I went to OU (long time ago) I can remember the Tulsa people starting arguments, trying to convince everyone that it was superior to OKC; and never heard the opposite.
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No dog in the fight (raised in Lawton, live in Norman, love both OKC and Tulsa) but I've only heard about stuff coming from Tulsa people not the other way around. I understand OKC USED to be that way about Tulsa but I haven't heard anything like that in the 15 years I've lived here in Norman. Pretty one sided deal from my perspective. Again I'm as neutral as I can be and enjoy visiting both cities. Regardless of who feels what, I think it's pretty ridiculous.


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Old 04-18-2014, 04:23 PM   #21
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Lived in Norman since 2000 and I here disparaging comments about Tulsa quite often. OKC downtown and bricktown are nice, but I love the fact I don't have to leave Norman and visit OKC for much. I prefer the suburbian nature of South Tulsa to any other part of OKC; this is also the reason I like Norman.
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Lived in Norman since 2000 and I here disparaging comments about Tulsa quite often. OKC downtown and bricktown are nice, but I love the fact I don't have to leave Norman and visit OKC for much. I prefer the suburbian nature of South Tulsa to any other part of OKC; this is also the reason I like Norman.
I have heard that the South Tulsa suburbs that attend Jenks are not as nice as they used to be. My in laws insist there are gangs in that part of town. You certainly don't notice it driving around and I have always found it hard to believe.
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I have heard that the South Tulsa suburbs that attend Jenks are not as nice as they used to be. My in laws insist there are gangs in that part of town. You certainly don't notice it driving around and I have always found it hard to believe.
I've lived in South Tulsa since 1980, had three kids go to Jenks and this area is becoming even nicer. Jenks has turned into a mini college campus and this area is continuing to develop especially along the Arkansas River.

I wouldn't say there are gangs here. There are a few crimes that happen where one might think its gang related, when it is actually just spoiled rich kids messing around cause they have nothing better to do.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #24
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Lived in both cities. I would take Tulsa over OKC all day every day with one exception:

1. Proximity to OU--major bonus for OKC

There is a bit of rivalry between the two areas but I do think its a little more intense on the Tulsa side.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:31 PM   #25
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Tulsa folks can have their little OSU-like inferiority complex all they want.

I just hope Clay and Co. don't change the name of the team to the "Oklahoma Thunder" in some half-baked attempt to appeal statewide (as if the appeal isn't statewide already).
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