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Table Rocker:
I just wanted to start a thread about memphis

moses_007:
The city definitely is what you describe it.  You better lock up your car when you drive anywhere in Memphis.

cubman:
  And roll up your windows when driving through. It definitely has "unique" smell to it.

Table Rocker:
"Memphis, only the strong survive"

WestMemphisHogFan:
parts of Memphis are very nice.  Some Great people live there. 

moses_007:
Everybody I've ever known that lived in the Memphis area couldn't wait to get out of there.  Moving to anywhere in Arkansas is a significant improvement.

Little E:
Meh, I don't really like Memphis all that much.  I think it's a bit run-down...

The Comedy Sheriff:
Hahahahaha!  Yeah, take that Memphis!  Don't mess with us!  We'll call you out!  Let's make fun of some more ....uh cities!  Yeeeeeeehaw!!!!!

hoglee:
Beal street is fun about once a year.  Go in the summer the strip starts really going about 9.  The music is great.  The atmosphere is fun.  Other than that memphis what it is. 

ErieHog:
Memphis:  Go for the BBQ,  the Purple Palace, and Beale.   Come back for the specialized VD treatment.

dmac_iz_kin:
is memphis any worse that little rock these days

woodhog14:

--- Quote from: ErieHog on March 24, 2007, 01:02:53 pm ---Memphis:  Go for the BBQ,  the Purple Palace, and Beale.   Come back for the specialized VD treatment.

--- End quote ---

The Purple Palace has been closed for good.  :'(

mtownhog:
ive lived in memphis all my life and i have to admit, yall pretty much hit the nail on the head

Publius:
I live in Memphis and love it.  Yea, parts of it are an eye sore and there is plenty of racial strife and crime.  But, there are plenty of great restaurants, shopping, a great airport, the downtown has been revitalized with plenty of great places to live, there is no state income tax, there is a great music scene and history, the casinos are 30 minutes away, there are strong fan bases for at least 5 SEC schools, Auto Zone park is arguably the best triple AAA park in America, the FedEx forum is a great facility although the Grizlies suck, the Cardinals will be in town for two games next week, plenty of hotty Southern Belles, plenty of great private schools, great medical community.

NWASooner:
My neighbors here in Bentonville just moved from Memphis.  They found the general level of crime and lawlessness disturbing so they moved to the 'burbs.  (Olive Branch, MS.)  While in Olive Brach, their car was stolen and it was found in Memphis a week later.  According to John Q. Law, the thief had been living out of the car since he stole it and conducting various illegal enterprises from it.

One thing I don't miss about big cities is the crime.  Sure, it's entertaining to watch on the news but I don't want it doing on next to me.  

redbarn:
Memphis is a great town to pass thru on your way to Tunica.

BennyBlancofromtheRock:
I love Memphis

LuckyGiraffe:
I've lived in numerous cities in the south, and I currently live in Memphis.  I wouldn't say that "anywhere" in Arkansas is an improvement over Memphis, but NWA is definitely the best place I have lived.

Houston h:
Sounds like alot of sour grapes to me!  I left Fayetteville for Memphis and never looked back.  Little Rock has so much crime that HBO had a freaking documentary on gang violence there!  I'm a razorback fan first but a big time Memphis fan too.  Memphis has BBQ yes, but we also have Medtronic, Fed-Ex, Wright Medical, Smith Nephew, Morgan Keegan to name a few!!!!!!  Remember West Memphis is in ARKANSAS!!!!!!!!

CheeZ_PuFF:

--- Quote from: Publius on March 24, 2007, 01:52:52 pm ---I live in Memphis and love it.  Yea, parts of it are an eye sore and there is plenty of racial strife and crime.  But, there are plenty of great restaurants, shopping, a great airport, the downtown has been revitalized with plenty of great places to live, there is no state income tax, there is a great music scene and history, the casinos are 30 minutes away, there are strong fan bases for at least 5 SEC schools, Auto Zone park is arguably the best triple AAA park in America, the FedEx forum is a great facility although the Grizlies suck, the Cardinals will be in town for two games next week, plenty of hotty Southern Belles, plenty of great private schools, great medical community.

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I know my plans every Friday night is to hit the most swinging airports!

Publius:

--- Quote from: Houston hater on March 24, 2007, 02:01:40 pm ---Sounds like alot of sour grapes to me!  I left Fayetteville for Memphis and never looked back.  Little Rock has so much crime that HBO had a freaking documentary on gang violence there!  I'm a razorback fan first but a big time Memphis fan too.  Memphis has BBQ yes, but we also have Medtronic, Fed-Ex, Wright Medical, Smith Nephew, Morgan Keegan to name a few!!!!!!  Remember West Memphis is in ARKANSAS!!!!!!!!

--- End quote ---
Well said...I live in Memphis now, but was raised most of my life in LR and in a way I still consider it home.  But according to recent FBI crime stats, it ranked in the top 5 for violent crime in its size category.  

Table Rocker:

--- Quote from: CheeZ_PuFF on March 24, 2007, 02:04:19 pm ---
--- Quote from: Publius on March 24, 2007, 01:52:52 pm ---I live in Memphis and love it.  Yea, parts of it are an eye sore and there is plenty of racial strife and crime.  But, there are plenty of great restaurants, shopping, a great airport, the downtown has been revitalized with plenty of great places to live, there is no state income tax, there is a great music scene and history, the casinos are 30 minutes away, there are strong fan bases for at least 5 SEC schools, Auto Zone park is arguably the best triple AAA park in America, the FedEx forum is a great facility although the Grizlies suck, the Cardinals will be in town for two games next week, plenty of hotty Southern Belles, plenty of great private schools, great medical community.

--- End quote ---

I know my plans every Friday night is to hit the most swinging airports!

--- End quote ---

if great airports define the quality of your city then where i live is the greatest city in all the world! (dallas)

Houston h:

--- Quote from: Publius on March 24, 2007, 02:05:08 pm ---
--- Quote from: Houston hater on March 24, 2007, 02:01:40 pm ---Sounds like alot of sour grapes to me!  I left Fayetteville for Memphis and never looked back.  Little Rock has so much crime that HBO had a freaking documentary on gang violence there!  I'm a razorback fan first but a big time Memphis fan too.  Memphis has BBQ yes, but we also have Medtronic, Fed-Ex, Wright Medical, Smith Nephew, Morgan Keegan to name a few!!!!!!  Remember West Memphis is in ARKANSAS!!!!!!!!

--- End quote ---
Well said...I live in Memphis now, but was raised most of my life in LR and in a way I still consider it home.  But according to recent FBI crime stats, it ranked in the top 5 for violent crime in its size category.  

--- End quote ---
Bingo!!!!!!!!!

Publius:

--- Quote from: CheeZ_PuFF on March 24, 2007, 02:04:19 pm ---
--- Quote from: Publius on March 24, 2007, 01:52:52 pm ---I live in Memphis and love it.  Yea, parts of it are an eye sore and there is plenty of racial strife and crime.  But, there are plenty of great restaurants, shopping, a great airport, the downtown has been revitalized with plenty of great places to live, there is no state income tax, there is a great music scene and history, the casinos are 30 minutes away, there are strong fan bases for at least 5 SEC schools, Auto Zone park is arguably the best triple AAA park in America, the FedEx forum is a great facility although the Grizlies suck, the Cardinals will be in town for two games next week, plenty of hotty Southern Belles, plenty of great private schools, great medical community.

--- End quote ---

I know my plans every Friday night is to hit the most swinging airports!

--- End quote ---
Dude, grow up.  That's not the point...the airport, besides being a base for FedEx, provides plenty of jobs and revenue and the opportunity to travel to various places without having to go through multiple connecting cities.  

Publius:

--- Quote from: Table Rocker on March 24, 2007, 02:06:07 pm ---
--- Quote from: CheeZ_PuFF on March 24, 2007, 02:04:19 pm ---
--- Quote from: Publius on March 24, 2007, 01:52:52 pm ---I live in Memphis and love it.  Yea, parts of it are an eye sore and there is plenty of racial strife and crime.  But, there are plenty of great restaurants, shopping, a great airport, the downtown has been revitalized with plenty of great places to live, there is no state income tax, there is a great music scene and history, the casinos are 30 minutes away, there are strong fan bases for at least 5 SEC schools, Auto Zone park is arguably the best triple AAA park in America, the FedEx forum is a great facility although the Grizlies suck, the Cardinals will be in town for two games next week, plenty of hotty Southern Belles, plenty of great private schools, great medical community.

--- End quote ---

I know my plans every Friday night is to hit the most swinging airports!

--- End quote ---

if great airports define the quality of your city then where i live is the greatest city in all the world! (dallas)

--- End quote ---
We aren't having a discussion about Dallas.

Torqued pork:
The Memphis Zoo and Graceland are kinda cool.....cheesey, but cool.

T-Bag Hawg:

--- Quote from: BennyBlancofromtheRock on March 24, 2007, 01:56:43 pm ---I love Memphis

--- End quote ---


Born there and proud to say it.  My son was born in Jonesboro, and he has to live with that the rest of his life.  My youngest was born in Johnson at Willow Creek.  Not much of an improvement.  Memphis is uber cool, if you know where to go.

Table Rocker:

--- Quote from: Publius on March 24, 2007, 02:08:37 pm ---
--- Quote from: Table Rocker on March 24, 2007, 02:06:07 pm ---
--- Quote from: CheeZ_PuFF on March 24, 2007, 02:04:19 pm ---
--- Quote from: Publius on March 24, 2007, 01:52:52 pm ---I live in Memphis and love it.  Yea, parts of it are an eye sore and there is plenty of racial strife and crime.  But, there are plenty of great restaurants, shopping, a great airport, the downtown has been revitalized with plenty of great places to live, there is no state income tax, there is a great music scene and history, the casinos are 30 minutes away, there are strong fan bases for at least 5 SEC schools, Auto Zone park is arguably the best triple AAA park in America, the FedEx forum is a great facility although the Grizlies suck, the Cardinals will be in town for two games next week, plenty of hotty Southern Belles, plenty of great private schools, great medical community.

--- End quote ---

I know my plans every Friday night is to hit the most swinging airports!

--- End quote ---

if great airports define the quality of your city then where i live is the greatest city in all the world! (dallas)

--- End quote ---
We aren't having a discussion about Dallas.

--- End quote ---

yeah, dallas and memphis should never be mentioned in the same discussion

Table Rocker:

--- Quote from: T-Bag Hawg on March 24, 2007, 02:11:29 pm ---
--- Quote from: BennyBlancofromtheRock on March 24, 2007, 01:56:43 pm ---I love Memphis

--- End quote ---


Born there and proud to say it.  My son was born in Jonesboro, and he has to live with that the rest of his life.  My youngest was born in Johnson at Willow Creek.  Not much of an improvement.  Memphis is uber cool, if you know where to go.

--- End quote ---

the second sentence cracked me up, lol

Publius:
There's the Orpheum theater, the New Daisy on Beale, the Hi-Tone on Poplar, the Brooks Art Museum, 2 or 3 colleges with plenty of hotties, Shiloh battlefield is less than an hour away, St. Jude hospital for cancer research...

Chuck Porker:

--- Quote from: Table Rocker on March 24, 2007, 12:35:25 pm ---I just wanted to start a thread about memphis

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This is

"Monday Morning Quarterback
For all your Razorback sports discussion"

Why do you limp peni keep ptiing this CRAP in HSV's HOG forums?

Table Rocker:

--- Quote from: Chuck Porker on March 24, 2007, 02:12:58 pm ---
--- Quote from: Table Rocker on March 24, 2007, 12:35:25 pm ---I just wanted to start a thread about memphis

--- End quote ---

This is

"Monday Morning Quarterback
For all your Razorback sports discussion"

Why do you limp peni keep ptiing this CRAP in HSV's HOG forums?



--- End quote ---

why don't you tell that to the memphis st. super fans chuckles

NWASooner:
Memphis has superior restaurants to every American city except Chicago, S.F., and NYC.  Beale Street is kinda cool as is AutoZone Park.  However, Memphis is a great place to visit but a terrible place for a family.  The schools are a disaster and crime is outrageous.  So, basically, it's like Little Rock but with better restaurants.

Watch the news there some night.  Last time I was there, they had three shootings and they caught some cop running an escort service.  The news in NWA centers around the mule jumping contest and some new store we have.  (There are occasional stories about the emerging "gang problem" and they make me laugh.)

BTW, the Memphis airport is terrible.  The commercial freight side is top notch but the passenger side is awful.  The flights are few, far between, and expensive.  Not many passenger airlines fly out of there.  There also aren't many non stop flights.  XNA is a far better airport than Memphis.

Publius:

--- Quote from: NWASooner on March 24, 2007, 02:14:29 pm ---Memphis has superior restaurants to every American city except Chicago, S.F., and NYC.  Beale Street is kinda cool as is AutoZone Park.  However, Memphis is a great place to visit but a terrible place for a family.  The schools are a disaster and crime is outrageous.  So, basically, it's like Little Rock but with better restaurants.

Watch the news there some night.  Last time I was there, they had three shootings and they caught some cop running an escort service.  The news in NWA centers around the mule jumping contest and some new store we have.  (There are occasional stories about the emerging "gang problem" and they make me laugh.)

BTW, the Memphis airport is terrible.  The commercial freight side is top notch but the passenger side is awful.  The flights are few, far between, and expensive.  Not many passenger airlines fly out of there.  There also aren't many non stop flights.  XNA is a far better airport than Memphis.

--- End quote ---
There's NWA, United, American, Delta, Continental, USAir, Lufthansa.  Can you fly nonstop to Europe from XNA?  No argument about the crime, however.  But as far as raising a family, we are doing just fine.  Is it as good as NWA, probably not, but it's not a s-hole.

NWASooner:
Memphis has international flights?

Maybe I stand corrected on that.  I still don't like the airport. 

Ahenso:
thats a classy title to a thread...

Publius:
Time for baseball...Vandy up 1-0 after top of first.  See ya sometime in Memphis.

gt45_1:
Blues City Cafe on Beale has the best ribs one will ever eat.  Gus's World Famous Fried Yardbird is also one of the best yardbird places ever!  Go for the food, get full and get out of Mempho!
 :razorback:

Table Rocker:

--- Quote from: Ahenso on March 24, 2007, 02:20:42 pm ---thats a classy title to a thread...

--- End quote ---

what can i say i'm a classless son of a b!tch

ErieHog:

--- Quote from: NWASooner on March 24, 2007, 02:20:12 pm ---Memphis has international flights?

Maybe I stand corrected on that.  I still don't like the airport. 

--- End quote ---

Yeah. Memphis to Amsterdam comes to mind.

It doesn't make it any less of a sh*thole, though.

Houston h:

--- Quote from: gt45_1 on March 24, 2007, 02:23:27 pm ---Blues City Cafe on Beale has the best ribs one will ever eat.  Gus's World Famous Fried Yardbird is also one of the best yardbird places ever!  Go for the food, get full and get out of Mempho!
 :razorback:

--- End quote ---
I agree that Gus's is the BEST fried chicken you will ever eat!

Torqued pork:
I'll take New Orleans over Memphis any day as far as resturants are concerned.

Pigmund Freud:
Growing up near Memphis in the 50's and very early 60's was a unique and irreplacable experience. It was a great city then, in the truest sense.  Department stores the rival of any city in the country(Goldsmith's, Levy's) ,unforgettable movie palaces(Malco,Crosstowne,Lowe's state, Lowe's Palace,The  Strand) The smell of  the Mr. Peanut store on Main street, Clothes from Julius Lewis.  BBQ from K's, Leonard's ... Katz Drug store...Come on some of you oldsters ...back me up !  It has, of course, as all  the big cities have, been ruined by failed urban policies over the years. But anyone who remembers it , say , pre -1963, remembers it with love and affection. The list of  musical talent that played the Mid -South coliseum in the 60's is astounding. No one who grew up on Memphis BBQ then can do anything except lament that he lives elsewhere now. Magnolias, Central Avenue, Pink Palace, Cardinal farm teams in the summer. The River. My gosh... what a great place it was.

Dallas in the 80's had some of what Memphis had in the 50's, with only a little of the southern charm. But it was just as unique in it's own way. And Texas ,compared to anything, is automatically Oranges and Apples. There is only one place like it. It was like ...have the best of everything, build 'til you run out of steel, and they have the unique cowboy mentality that you can't explain to someone who hasn't lived there. I wouldn't trade being there at that time for anything.   Memphis is just different. There are definite similarities but  I don't agree that they should not be mentioned in the same sentence, whatever you meant by that.  Dallas is not the fun it once was. The two cities were great in their best times. They were different, but great.

T-Bag Hawg:

--- Quote from: gt45_1 on March 24, 2007, 02:23:27 pm ---Blues City Cafe on Beale has the best ribs one will ever eat.  Gus's World Famous Fried Yardbird is also one of the best yardbird places ever!  Go for the food, get full and get out of Mempho!
 :razorback:

--- End quote ---


Best Ribs in Memphis are not on Beale, nor downtown for that matter.  The BBQ Shop on Madison in Midtown takes that trophy.  IMO.  Blues City has some mean tamales though.  I worked at Alfred's just down the street, and we always ended up @ Blues City after work.  Good music and reasonable drinks.

mword:
Thanks for telling me, because Memphis was one of the cities I had plan to retire in three years.

BennyBlancofromtheRock:
I guess it depends on what you're looking for...if you want to sit on yor porch all day and breath the fresh air, and leave your doors unlocked at night NWA is the place to be. If you want to have a variety of things to do for entertainment, Memphis is way better.

DEVICEHIGH:
Memphis has nothing I need.

Big Papa Satan:
They should leave Beale Street, Autozone Park and maybe the Peabody standing, and cut the rest of that craphole off into the river.  I've lived an hour away from there all my life.  Been there more times than I can count.  I've always hated the city.

I don't go to Memphis nowadays without my .38 in the middle compartment.  Somebody gets shot there damn near every day.

T-Bag Hawg:

--- Quote from: Uncle Ivan on March 24, 2007, 04:44:05 pm ---They should leave Beale Street, Autozone Park and maybe the Peabody standing, and cut the rest of that craphole off into the river.  I've lived an hour away from there all my life.  Been there more times than I can count.  I've always hated the city.

I don't go to Memphis nowadays without my .38 in the middle compartment.  Somebody gets shot there damn near every day.

--- End quote ---


Been to Little Rock lately?  Worse.

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