In partnership with CBSSports.com
Online Now 904
The Web's No. 1 forum for coverage and discussion of Terps sports
Visitor discussion of University of Maryland and college sports
A place for lively discussion for all other sports unrelated to Maryland athletics
Feedback for IMS and 247Sports
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
You guys are forgetting important concepts. You get to take your job. This means you're making the money you make here anywhere else. Clearly take yourself to the midwest for 5 years, hope for an ok sized city but not a metropolis where you live dirt cheap, hang out with your family and friends and bank tons of money.
seriously. i would take living in historic anacostia over 99% of the other random draws in this country.
South Carolina and Georgia should be on no lists. North/west South Carolina is beyond awful. If you live by the coast SC would be fine, but living 3 hours inland is not a risk worth taking.
Georgia is a little better because you at least have the coast and Atlanta is tolerable, but west Georgia is literally as bad/worse than Alabama. If I'm playing risk/reward I need a ceiling higher than ATL/Georgia coast for what I could end up dealing with.
Most of NJ is tolerable unless you're stuck in Camden/the area between central jersey and the shore. Vermont/NH aren't bad options. Hawaii as well obviously.
HoopheadVII: "Guess you won't say, "Sorry I'm a little off today" anytime again soon; Eaglesception is a bitch"
3) Rhode Island
5) New Jersey/Conn
Everywhere else is way, way too much of a downside risk
WSJ just came out with a study of unhealthiest states using a variety of metrics (physical and mental + education levels) and Delaware clocked in at #4. There are some really terrible parts of Delaware and very few places you'd really want to live.
The benefit of course is even if you live somewhere shitty it isn't far to go to somewhere not so shitty.
Haha, this is so insanely incorrect
EDIT: I mean you are right about the women and much of the natural beauty, but I could list 100 reasons you would never want to live in Ukraine for 5 years, on top of the fact that it is the biggest country in Europe so there is a gigantic likelihood you end up in backwards nowhereland
This post was edited by Flops 2 years ago
So what state would be last on the list other than Alaska? West Virginia?
Wyoming. It's second-lowest in population density. Less people live in Wyoming than DC. Yellowstone's nice for a (short) visit and all, but there isn't a single place in that state I'd want to live.
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
Given the jobs/friends factor, I could live in Jackson. Outdoorsy stuff abounds regardless of time of year, and I'm sure I could find a way to scam the super rich tourists who show up. Other than that though, you're right. While beautiful, much of the state is really isolated from civilization.
Kentucky is another one where there is a handful of places that would be doable, but certain places that would scare the hell out of me to have to live there.
Cold and desolate are the two worst qualities, so I'd just google lowest population density and lowest average temperature and go from there
Lowest average temperature (in winter, anyway) is North Dakota, though I think northern Minnesota is the coldest spot in the lower 48. A few posts above claimed Wyoming as the lowest pop density. Take your pick.
As far as European countries, I'd have to consider Greece, Portugal and Denmark given the parameters of this question. I'd be interested to see if anyone has strong opinions on those three. Not really familar with non-coastal Greece or Portugal, but the beaches were great, and Copenhagen is one of my favorite cities
Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona have to also bring up the rear. Vegas is great for a visit, but it would suck to live there. And there's only about a .2% chance you land in Vegas, otherwise the best you're hoping for is Reno.
I posted my thoughts earlier but I think it didn't go through. I am shooting holes in all the states:
Hawaii: A drive through Kauai taught me that parts of that state are straight up Third World.
Florida: Are you kidding me? Even the majority of their cities suck. Have fun in crapholes like Jacksonville or Orlando...if you're lucky.
New York would have been a decent option had I never been to Binghamton.
I'm surprised there's been no love for Minnesota. Sure it's cold as hell but great quality of life, good outdoor stuff, mostly white people.
I think Colorado, Oregon and Maryland are strong choices but if I had to decide, I'd choose Virginia. If you luck out, you live in my neighborhood. If you roll snake-eyes, you live in HMPAOF's neighborhood.
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
Yeah, I'm sure North and South Dakota and Wyoming would all be in my bottom 10, if not 5. At least with Minnesota you have a chance at Minneapolis and the ability to purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka
So you hate gamblers, Indians and Mexicans?
Do the indian reservations that aren't governed by the states factor into the dartboard?
I hope you are kidding. After driving back and forth from Nashville to Md 10 times in 4 years, I learned the vast majority of Va is a rural backwoods of Duggar offspring
I addressed that in my last sentence.
no way EAM is serious with virginia. he is trying to start one of those patented VA vs. MD threads.
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
Snake eyes implies low odds. There is an 80-85% chance you hit unliveable area where TGIFriday's is literally where you go out on Fridays
Yeah have fun in Grundy, eam
Snake eyes implies you lost.
For me, it means 1 in 36 nightmare scenario, not just a loss
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports