Chicago: Best summer city in the U.S.

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For those of you who are tired of the miserable NYC summers, I highly recommend that you check out Chicago. Great weather, not too humid, SICK scene at north avenue and oak street beaches, rush street, cubs games, fun bars in wrigleyville and lincoln park, tons of hot chicks, street festivals. there's nothing in America like it.

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May 17, 2010

Chicago sucks donkey balls, as do cubs fans.

May 17, 2010
quantum:

Aside from citadel and the PE firm madison dearborn, i don't think Chicago has any elite financial firms. They have a bunch of no-name prop firms and floor traders who are going extinct. Even San Francisco and Boston have more hedge funds than Chicago.

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/is-chicago-s...

May 17, 2010

I'm sure Cubs games are great - pay money to see a 16-22 team that hasn't won a championship in over a century. As a bonus, you can watch a $16MM+ 3rd baseman that's hitting .167

May 17, 2010

cubs games are actually pretty fun

cubs fans are amongst the best there are

May 17, 2010

and as usual quantum comes through as expected with his weekly post giving chicago a nice sloppy bj

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May 17, 2010

lol @ Cubs fans...I've heard from several people that have returned from the Midwest that Chicago fans in all sports are among the most whiny short-sighted fans in professional sports...the kind of fans that scream "SHOOT" everytime a defenseman gets the puck at the blue line...and if there's a turnover on the play there will be endless "why didn't he shoot, he sucks" comments. A bit lacking in depth if you ask me.

May 17, 2010
rebelcross:

lol @ Cubs fans...I've heard from several people that have returned from the Midwest that Chicago fans in all sports are among the most whiny short-sighted fans in professional sports...the kind of fans that scream "SHOOT" everytime a defenseman gets the puck at the blue line...and if there's a turnover on the play there will be endless "why didn't he shoot, he sucks" comments. A bit lacking in depth if you ask me.

that isn't true at all

why don't you hop on your velocipede and peddle back to londontown.

May 17, 2010
rebelcross:

lol @ Cubs fans...I've heard from several people that have returned from the Midwest that Chicago fans in all sports are among the most whiny short-sighted fans in professional sports...the kind of fans that scream "SHOOT" everytime a defenseman gets the puck at the blue line...and if there's a turnover on the play there will be endless "why didn't he shoot, he sucks" comments. A bit lacking in depth if you ask me.

i live in chicago and can't stand the sports fans. having said that, it's still nowhere as bad as philly.

May 17, 2010
jjc1122:

i live in chicago and can't stand the sports fans. having said that, it's still nowhere as bad as philly.

Actually I had the same bias against Philly as you did before I ever experienced the scene for myself. I'm a Braves fan by the way...so it way a rivalry game. I expected the fans to be BRUTAL.

I was wrong. I've gotten much more harrassment in NY, and other cities, from ignorant fans shouting and throwing things than in Philly. I was shocked by what I witnessed, here were some observations:

A) The fans were really down to Earth, made a few comments and jokes here and there towards me but it was all friendly stuff, never got taken out of context. They're by far the most hilariously self-deprecating fan base. I find the NY fans to be much more immature and sometimes it elevates to "fist fight" levels.

B) The fans were brutal on the players on the field (moreso on their own players), but they were, by far, the most creative I've ever witnessed. I had a few legitimate laugh until my side hurt moments. Some of the stunts they pulled were pure genius, clever people.

C) Pretty intelligent fans, certainly had enough foresight to see how actions might impact the game down the line (more than I can say for 95% of fan bases)

Anyway, I highly recommend the experience, great stadium too. Don't knock Philly fans until you try em'.

But yeah, Chicago fans are whack, lol.

May 17, 2010

you "highly recommend that you [we] check out Chicago".... so what, if someone is having a bad weekend in NYC, you suggest that he/she quit their job and move to Chicago...what the hell is the point of this post?

May 17, 2010

summers here are nice, but it's really sad that chicago is only decent for like 3 months out of the year. rest of the time, it's a fucking tundra.

L.A. and San Diego still kick chicago's ass when it comes to summertime cities. i'll take a real beach over lake michigan any day of the week.

May 17, 2010
jjc1122:

L.A. and San Diego still kick chicago's ass when it comes to summertime cities. i'll take a real beach over lake michigan any day of the week.

i honestly don't even understand how chicago is even being talked about as a top summer city. in newport beach i can surf every single day after work and although the women are made up of 42% silicone by body mass, they look a hell of a lot better than the talent in chicago

May 17, 2010
rooster:
jjc1122:

L.A. and San Diego still kick chicago's ass when it comes to summertime cities. i'll take a real beach over lake michigan any day of the week.

i honestly don't even understand how chicago is even being talked about as a top summer city. in newport beach i can surf every single day after work and although the women are made up of 42% silicone by body mass, they look a hell of a lot better than the talent in chicago

chicago summer is so hyped that it's ridiculous. basically a bunch of midwestern kids from small shithole towns move there after college and go nuts because they've never experienced anything else before. it's like the acne faced 19-year old kid who finally loses his virginity to a mediocre chick but thinks it's the greatest human experience ever.

there are definitely lot of hotties here, but comparing it to so cal is just absurd.

May 17, 2010

I'm from Chicago, and have done a good bit of traveling.

The burbs are the best place to raise a family in the country, Its a step down in arrogance from the East Coast Greenwich/Long Island areas with great public and private schools (Neuqua Valley, New Trier, Lake Forest...etc)

I wouldn't say its the best place to spend a summer, or live if you're in your 20's and single. But I will say that we have some of the best sports in the country/world though we aren't always winning, there's always a team competing for the playoffs during some season.

I'd have to say Cleveland has the worst fans in the world, and rightfully so, but Bulls fans and die-hard Hawks/Bears fans are some of the best in the country.

Yes, with the Hawks recent explosion there are some people who love the Hawks but don't know anything about Hockey, don't be an elitist and think everyone has to be a pro to enjoy a sport, its the same in any stadium, any sport across the country.

May 17, 2010

theres an essence about chicago that you dont appreciate until you live here.... i love summertime chi

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May 17, 2010

Chicago sucks it is next to Gary.

May 17, 2010

The South/Small town America...

May 17, 2010

Get a life Quantum

May 17, 2010

while on the topic of hot midwestern blondes with great bodies... miss oklahoma is responsible for ruining the silk boxer shorts i had on last night

May 17, 2010

quantum, why do you feel the need to rehash the Chicago v. * theme oh so many times? It's gotten to the point that when I see a Chicago thread on the sidebar, there's a 9 in 10 chance that you started it. Get off it already.

May 17, 2010

The moment I saw the name of this thread I knew it was started by quantum. I'm sorry you can't handle the Yankees' 27 WS, successful people and bums not gettting checked out by passers-by.

May 17, 2010

Threads like this are part of the reason why I love this site.

To reiterate: 42% silicone by body mass is absolutely a good thing. And yes, too many NYC clubs are made up of fat jewish girls in leggings. Both comments hilarious and yet also so factually correct.

May 17, 2010

ok. i'm not american and i have no "regional bias". i have lived in several cities in europe/asia/the US, and traveled a fair deal. i have lived in chicago and i think it's a great city. walking from sears tower all the way east to the lake and then north to lake shore east, after work, with the moon up over the water, mag mile to your left and aon and that cluster of streeterville up north...going for a meal somewhere around the gold coast, catching bonobo playing somewhere in the near north side, and going to some bar thereabouts. it's not so bad. i think chicago is a very livable city.

i must say, though, that rush and d is just terrible. whoever quoted it as an example of great nightlife...i dunno man....

i would never contest that chi is better than nyc - because it just isn't, even if i like it more. and i'm not saying that i do.

May 17, 2010
islandoffmorocco:

ok. i'm not american and i have no "regional bias". i have lived in several cities in europe and the US, and traveled a fair deal. i have lived in chicago and i think it's a great city. walking from sears tower all the way east to the lake and then north to lake shore east, after work, with the moon up over the water, mag mile to your left and aon and that cluster of streeterville up north...going for a meal somewhere around the gold coast, catching bonobo playing somewhere in the near north side, and going to some bar thereabouts. it's not so bad.

i must say though, that rush and d is just terrible. whoever quoted it as an example of great nightlife...i dunno man....

i would never contest that chi is better than nyc - because it just isn't, even if i like it more. and i'm not saying that i do.

Chicago's waterfront, stretching all the way from south loop to the northshore, is unparalleled. NYC has nothing like it.

Chicago is an impeccably clean city, you can walk around and not see a single rat or garbage lying around. NYC is infested with filth and grime.

Chicago's architecture is modern and sophisticated while NYC's is old and decrepit. Much of manhattan looks like a ghetto.

No contest; Chicago wins out easily.

May 17, 2010

Chicago would be > NYC if Quantum had nothing to do with it.

May 17, 2010

wow i was adding "i think chicago is a very livable city" to my post within two minutes of originally posting it, and you already had a reply.

in my post, i was saying that i like chicago. but i would not make it my life's mission to convince everyone it is better than nyc, because really by most measures it isn't. again, just my opinion.

May 17, 2010

Quantum, according to science you are wrong: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/world2008t.html

May 17, 2010

Umm... California anyone? Chicago is gross and humid in the summer.

May 18, 2010
aquamarinee:

Umm... California anyone? Chicago is gross and humid in the summer.

You think Chicago is humid? Spend a summer in DC. I went from Georgetown to K-Street every morning, swimming over the buildings.

May 18, 2010
h.e.pennypacker:

You think Chicago is humid? Spend a summer in DC. I went from Georgetown to K-Street every morning, swimming over the buildings.

I don't think it's physically possible to make it from the Georgetown campus to a Metro stop without being drenched in sweat.

May 17, 2010

well i hate all hot weather, and yes on that account chicago fails in the summer. but i still like chicago in the summertime. there are things going on. and evenings are always pleasant, no matter how hot or humid it gets during the day.

personally, i like the weather of flam, norway. but i'm not sure there are many career opportunities there. so i have re-evaluated how important weather is to me at this stage of life.

May 17, 2010

Chicago is the best. Chicago is the best city in the world. there's even a movie called Chicago... New York doesn't have that. Why do you think Michael Jordan wanted to play for the Chicago Bulls instead of the LA Lakers or Knicks? Because Chicago is the best sport scene in the world.

May 17, 2010
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May 18, 2010