History UsefulNotes / DFWMetroplex

19th May '16 3:49:33 AM KYCubbie
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*** The Dallas Cowboys were in Irving in Texas Stadium, and are now in Arlington in [[strike:Cowboy]] AT&T Stadium.
*** The Texas Rangers are in [[strike:The Ballpark In Arlington]] Globe Life Park in Arlington. They don't represent the whole state, considering the Houston Astros are a division rival.

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*** The Dallas Cowboys were in Irving in Texas Stadium, and are now in Arlington in [[strike:Cowboy]] [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium.
*** The Texas Rangers are in [[strike:The Ballpark In in Arlington]] Globe Life Park in Arlington. They don't represent the whole state, considering the Houston Astros are a division rival.



*** University of Texas at Dallas is located in Richardson. {{Egregious}} considering the below collegiate entry.
*** Southlake is more to the south-west of Grapevine Lake than to the south of it. Westlake averts this, being directly to the west and being right next to Southlake.

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*** The Dallas Wings play in Arlington at College Park Center, the main arena of the University of Texas at Arlington.
*** The University of Dallas is in Irving, and the
University of Texas at Dallas is located in Richardson. {{Egregious}} considering the below collegiate entry.
*** Southlake is more to the south-west southwest of Grapevine Lake than to the south of it. Westlake averts this, being directly to the west and being right next to Southlake.



*** University of Texas at Arlington is located in Arlington.

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*** The University of Texas at Arlington is located in Arlington.



* TooSoon: In a lot of ways DFW is just now starting to live down JFK's assassination. Between 1963 and 1990, or so, media references to Dallas area, and often Texas in general, invariably included a reference to the event.
** One of the most blatant examples is the film DrStrangelove: Not only was the film's release delayed, several of the lines and plot points were changed in the wake of JFK's death.
* UncannyValley: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Big_Tex.JPG Big Tex]], the State Fair of Texas' mascot. Just the way his shirt hangs off his chest makes him look like some kind of shrunken, embalmed corpse. And use used to look [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Big-tex-1956.jpg even creepier]] back in the 50s.

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* TooSoon: In a lot of ways DFW is just now starting to live down JFK's assassination. Between 1963 and 1990, or so, media references to the Dallas area, and often Texas in general, invariably included a reference to the event.
** One of the most blatant examples is the film DrStrangelove: ''Film/DrStrangelove'': Not only was the film's release delayed, several of the lines and plot points were changed in the wake of JFK's death.
* UncannyValley: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Big_Tex.JPG Big Tex]], the State Fair of Texas' mascot. Just the way his shirt hangs off his chest makes him look like some kind of shrunken, embalmed corpse. And use he used to look [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Big-tex-1956.jpg even creepier]] back in the 50s.
19th May '16 3:37:45 AM KYCubbie
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There are also other cities of notable size, such as Arlington (50th most populous city in the country)[[note]]And home to the Metroplex's UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague and UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball teams, respectively the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers, and also the first Six Flags theme park.[[/note]], Plano (71st), Garland (87th) Irving (94th), and about a half-dozen more within the top 300.

Despite the fact that the media tends to stereotype anyone in Texas as a cowboy and that the history of DFW had been stained by some very tragic events(JFK's assassination and the Waco standoff[[note]]though technically, Waco is a distinct city about 100 miles to the South and is not part of DFW proper[[/note]], DFW has a diverse population, a substantial art and music scene, and a strong array of higher education institutions. DFW is one of the fastest growing areas in the USA, thanks to a number of Katrina refugees and an economy that is strong, compared to the rest of the country.

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There are also other cities of notable size, such as Arlington (50th most populous city in the country)[[note]]And home to the Metroplex's UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague, UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball, and UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball [[UsefulNotes/{{Basketball}} WNBA]] teams, respectively the Dallas Cowboys and Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Dallas Wings; and also the first Six Flags theme park.[[/note]], Plano (71st), Garland (87th) Irving (94th), and about a half-dozen more within the top 300.

Despite the fact that the media tends to stereotype anyone in Texas as a cowboy and that the history of DFW had been stained by some very tragic events(JFK's events (JFK's assassination and the Waco standoff[[note]]though technically, Waco is a distinct city about 100 miles to the South and is not part of DFW proper[[/note]], proper[[/note]]), DFW has a diverse population, a substantial art and music scene, and a strong array of higher education institutions. DFW is one of the fastest growing areas in the USA, thanks to a number of Katrina refugees and an economy that is strong, compared to the rest of the country.



The Metroplex is also home to several sports teams and stadia, most of whom are based in Dallas despite their stadium being in another suburb. NASCAR's Texas Motor Speedway, for instance, lies at the intersection of TX114 and I-35W, which is within the city limits of Fort Worth and just outside of the Roanoke/Westlake/Southlake/Trophy Club limits. As well, the Dallas Cowboys' [[strike:Cowboy]] AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington (Texas Stadium, their previous home, was located in Irving), as is [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home field. Going even further than that, FC Dallas play their home games in Toyota Park, up in Frisco. However, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play their home games in the American Airlines Center, located right outside of downtown Dallas and well within city limits.

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The Metroplex is also home to several sports teams and stadia, most of whom are based in Dallas despite their stadium being in another suburb. NASCAR's Texas Motor Speedway, for instance, lies at the intersection of TX114 and I-35W, which is within the city limits of Fort Worth and just outside of the Roanoke/Westlake/Southlake/Trophy Club limits. As well, the Dallas Cowboys' [[strike:Cowboy]] [[strike:Cowboys]] AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington (Texas Stadium, their previous home, was located in Irving), as is are [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home field.field, and College Park Center, home to the WNBA's Dallas Wings. Going even further than that, FC Dallas play their home games in Toyota Park, up in Frisco. However, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play their home games in the American Airlines Center, located right outside of downtown Dallas and well within city limits.
3rd May '16 6:27:21 AM erforce
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* ''R.O.T.O.R.'' (1989): Inane ''Franchise/RoboCop''/''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' knockoff.

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* ''R.O.T.O.R.'' ''Film/{{ROTOR}}'' (1989): Inane ''Franchise/RoboCop''/''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' knockoff.
10th Jan '16 5:03:05 PM phoenix
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* If you extend the Metroplex to Wichita Falls, which the feds ''don't do''... add Dr. Phil, the band BowlingForSoup, and [[TheBeautifulGame Mia Hamm]] (a MilitaryBrat who ended up there).

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* If you extend the Metroplex to Wichita Falls, which the feds ''don't do''... add Dr. Phil, the band BowlingForSoup, and [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Mia Hamm]] (a MilitaryBrat who ended up there).
27th Nov '15 1:48:39 AM Reviresco
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** And for those who attend the [[http://www.texasscottishfestival.com Texas Scottish Festival]] there's deep-fried haggis, the all-purpose cross-cultural abomination.
27th Nov '15 1:42:07 AM Reviresco
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* Music/MeatLoaf (Dallas proper)
27th Nov '15 1:29:22 AM Reviresco
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The Metroplex covers more land than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, and Dallas is the largest land-locked city in the USA. Fort Worth's official city motto is "Where The West Begins"; consequentially Dallas is sometimes known as "Where The East Ends". [[note]]Or, in a fuller expression of stereotypical Texan diction, "Where the East peters out."[[/note]]

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The Metroplex covers more land than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, and Dallas is the largest land-locked city in the USA. Fort Worth's official city motto is "Where The West Begins"; consequentially Dallas is sometimes known as "Where The East Ends". [[note]]Or, in a fuller expression of stereotypical (stereo)typical Texan diction, "Where the East peters out."[[/note]]
25th Nov '15 8:39:22 AM LaptopGuy
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* [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Jensen Ackles]]

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* Creator/JensenAckles, a.k.a [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Jensen Ackles]]Dean Winchester]]



* Mitchel Musso (Garland)

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* Mitchel Musso [[Series/HannahMontana Mit]][[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb chel]] [[Series/PairOfKings Musso]] (Garland)
21st Oct '15 2:06:02 AM jameygamer
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** The city itself also has this with Houston, which is south on I.H. 45.
19th Oct '15 9:48:16 PM IncoG5nito
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The Metroplex is also home to several sports teams and stadia, most of whom are based in Dallas despite their stadium being in another suburb. NASCAR's Texas Motor Speedway, for instance, lies at the intersection of TX114 and I-35W, which is within the city limits of Fort Worth and just outside of the Roanoke/Westlake/Southlake/Trophy Club limits. As well, the Dallas Cowboys' [[strike:Cowboy]] AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington (Texas Stadium, their previous home, was located in Irving), as is [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home field. Going even further than that, FC Dallas play their home games in Toyota Park, up in Frisco. However, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play their home games in the American Airlines Arena, located right outside of downtown Dallas and well within city limits.

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The Metroplex is also home to several sports teams and stadia, most of whom are based in Dallas despite their stadium being in another suburb. NASCAR's Texas Motor Speedway, for instance, lies at the intersection of TX114 and I-35W, which is within the city limits of Fort Worth and just outside of the Roanoke/Westlake/Southlake/Trophy Club limits. As well, the Dallas Cowboys' [[strike:Cowboy]] AT&T Stadium is located in Arlington (Texas Stadium, their previous home, was located in Irving), as is [[strike:The Ballpark in Arlington]] Globe Life Park, the Texas Rangers' home field. Going even further than that, FC Dallas play their home games in Toyota Park, up in Frisco. However, the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars play their home games in the American Airlines Arena, Center, located right outside of downtown Dallas and well within city limits.



*** The Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks both play in the American Airlines Arena, well within Dallas proper. In the past, they shared the Reunion Arena, within downtown Dallas.

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*** The Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks both play in the American Airlines Arena, Center, well within Dallas proper. In the past, they shared the Reunion Arena, within downtown Dallas.
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