modmx wrote:Agreed. But I can atleast have sports, nightlife and shopping in St. Louis. Not a big fan of cornfields
Sports are probably bigger in C-U than in STL.
I think this is questionable. St. Louis is the best baseball city in America (the Cardinals are like a form of religion here), and we have three major professional sports teams (Cards, Blues, Rams). Illinois football is a joke, and while Illinois basketball games are fun, they were on the cusp of becoming a consistent national presence a few years ago and instead have become a staple of Big Ten mediocrity. (Damn you to hell, Bruce Weber!)
And I am pretty unbiased about this. Even though I go to WUSTL and love STL, I am a HUGE Illinois fan (I'm wearing an Illini sweatshirt right now, actually). I've been to like 5 hoops games this year and I've had season tix for football for the last few years. But I am just about done spending money on that joke of an athletic department Illinois has, because they piss me off and are adversely affecting my health.