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Why is Houston Considered a Small Market City?

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Sishir Chang, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Sishir Chang

    Sishir Chang Contributing Member

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    Whenever something big happens to Houston sports, like Biggio getting 3K hits, I always see talk of Houston being a small market city. I've always wondered how Houston ended up being considered a small market on par with Pittsburgh and KC when Houston is much bigger than those and a few times bigger than such big market cities as Boston.
     
  2. Kam

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    were not on the east coast.
     
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    I thought we were a medium media market city? Not that I really understand what that means.
     
  4. Sishir Chang

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    Chicago isn't on the East Coast and is considered a big market city neither is Phoenix or Atlanta which always get considered bigger markets than Houston.
     
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    # New York City
    # Los Angeles
    # Chicago
    # Philadelphia
    # SF Bay Area
    # Dallas/Ft. Worth
    # Boston / New Hampshire
    # Washington, D.C.
    # Atlanta
    # Houston
     
  6. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run
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    has to do with size of the media markets.

    houston does not get grouped with pittsburgh and kc in that analysis.
     
  8. Nick

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    I believe this is older...

    The new list had Dallas moving up to #4, while Houston moving past Atlanta for #9 (for media markets).

    Correct me if I made a mistake.
     
  9. crackhead

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    Houston is a third tier toilet in the ass end of the country.
     
  10. Cannonball

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    At least it's not Detroit or Cleveland.
     
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    its because black people don't tip well at Sonic.

    in NYC the cashiers at KFC get at least 20 bux an hour on tips.
     
  12. JuanValdez

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    The big markets have a lot of loyalty outside the city. Houston doesn't. Partly because Houston doesn't have a lot of cachet, partly because we're surrounded by other strong metropolitan areas (San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans) that limit our radius. Boston has cachet. Phoenix has no other big city nearby. I don't know if that has anything at all to do with our market size, but it should.
     
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    Because Vince Young happened
     
  14. Saint Louis

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    I thought it was a "hellhole"? Make up your mind New York Post!
     
  15. Man

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    cost of living is higher too, right?
     
  16. chow_yun_fat

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    Porbally because they have good looking cashiers instead of what we have....... :D

    Random rant of the day; KFC's in China like to hire TALL young girls as cashiers. I'm amazed when I see chicks who are over 6 feet tall in small cities where the average height for girls is like 5'2. Maybe I'll take some pics of the girls who work there as proof... ;)
     
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  17. B-ball freak

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    It's all about the Metro areas surrounding those cities (hence half of New England being lumped in with Boston). With the way our city is growing, however, we shouldn't be considered mid-market for long.
     
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    If it makes you guys feel any better, Houston is one of the financial capitals within the US. Mainly due to energy and energy trading. The other two are NYC and Chicago.
     
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