Josh Jackson headed to Maryland.

Wow FSU couldn't get him there with their almost guaranteed starting spot.

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But Maryland QBs always get injured

Josh man why would you pick that school

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Oof

Going from living in Blacksburg to living in College Park. My condolences, JJ

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Edit: wrong thread. But I wish JJ the best

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Dang no more Flying V

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This is just a joke. Please don't take my gif seriously. I wish Josh well. I find UMD lame.

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Good luck Josh. Keep an eye on Savoy.

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LMAO!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Darn, can't even wish him well on this one.

Nah we can take the high road my man

I feed off of nightmares

Can't wish the Terps well.

Just can't.

Edit: remember - only weasels downvote opinions.

Josh is a Hokie. I hate the Terps too. Check my signature.

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Leg for hating the Terps.

Don't hate the player hate the team

I feed off of nightmares

I presume this doesn't apply to players like Marcus Vick, Cody Journell & Trevon Hill??

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Uva swallows

I don't even hate those guys, even as I'm not impressed by them.

They're just misguided souls.

I don't hate the player, I just can't wish him well (at least in his college career), because that would be wishing the Terps well under Locksley, and I just can't do that.

I hope he makes every throw right on the money and that every Maryland player who tries to catch it drops it every time. Except Sean Savoy, he can catch 50% of them.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Not necessarily, you can have a player do exceptionally well on a shit team, see Erick Green

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

If DC said this there would be a hellstorm of downvotes.

Once a Hokie, always a Hokie.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Hope JJ slings it for 4,000 yards and 52 TD's but the Twerps go 0-12.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

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the only way I can legit say I hope JJ does this is if whoever is throwing for us puts up #s twice as good. if not there will be hell to pay for letting JJ leave and I really don't want to spend all off season next year looking for a new coach and talking about the season that could have been if we would have just told JJ he was still the starter.

I do wish JJ success but not Heisman trophy like success. that would be a true slap in the face.

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

I can agree with you on everything, including the fact that you accredited him with 0 rushing TDs

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Crabcakes and football, that's what Josh Jackson does!

Man I want some Maryland crab cakes

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NC crab cakes are 1000 times better

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Correct Crabcake Rankings
1. Virginia Beach
2. MD
3. Everyone Else


The rankings go like this:
1. Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs
2. New England
3. Everything else.

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Uva swallows

Where do you think MD and VA get their crabs....?

NJ

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Waho's suck
Uva swallows

The ocean.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Lotta legs for a wrong answer, even as a joke.

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I'm buddies with a big time crab waterman in NC. He ships all of his crabs to VA and MD.

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Oh, I thought they got them all overseas, at least that's how it was when that guy got busted last year.

For someone who has lived on Cape Cod for the past 23 years, I have to disagree on 'New England'. New England does not do crabs or crab cakes well. While the major steak houses or Legal make pretty good crab cakes, the vast majority of New England crab cakes are nothing more than soggy, crab-flavored bread.

They do damn good lobstah, chowdah & gonorrheah (quote from Seth MacFarlane).

Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Yeah, and I hear they have a wicked good school up theyah.

Oh, yeah, Hahvahd.

new england crab cakes?

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Dont you have to be a bad driver to go there?

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

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Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Yeah, he's got two wheels on the pavement, so not the worst we've seen there.

I actually consider that guy an asshole, not a bad driver. A bad driver is someone who can't seem to keep their car in between the stripes on the freeway, fails to look/signal before changing lanes and drive too slow in the left lane (among many other things.)

I'll give you that.

I was using the term "bad driver" to include both, but yes, "asshole" is probably more accurate.

Best of luck to JJ at Maryland. JJ aside, I foresee a short term recruiting bonanza, and an upcoming program disaster with the new coaching regime at UMD. Time will tell.

Damn. There goes my claim that he's the best decision maker of all the QBs. SMH. LOL.

I wish JJ the best, along with Savoy. Hope they both are able to ball out.

However, I also hope Maryland is just as good as Locksley was at New Mexico.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

I never really felt the hatred towards Maryland that most of our fan base seems to feel. They were never good enough at football for me to give a shit, and the basketball rivalry wasn't really great after Vasquez left. Their fan base also just doesn't seem that big.

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Virginia Tech fanatic.

Mine actually has little to do with sports and everything with the actual state, UMD and thus the hatred has bled into the sports.

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I absolutely think it's a NoVa thing. Growing up basically as far away from NoVa as you can be and still be in Virginia, I never felt any animosity toward Maryland. Never been to College Park, but I like Baltimore.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

Well I grew up in Nova and had no feelings toward Maryland good or bad until I dated a few girls from Baltimore in college and started experiencing the state. I realized how obnoxiously obsessed people from there are about that city, constantly claiming how great it is, when it clearly sucks. I'm from Manassas area and I'm smart enough to know that despite being from there, it pretty much sucks too, I didn't go bragging about it to everyone I met at a party. The benches in Baltimore say "Greatest City in America." Clearly a lie.

I spent a lot of time in Baltimore visiting, almost got mugged there after a gang of five guys told me in public (In the inner harbor) in the middle of the day that they were going to "tap dat ass" while pointing to my girlfriend. Another time I recall looking across an alley in one of the cool neighborhoods at the amount of garbage strewn about and thousands of wires hanging from row homes and thinking to myself "this is not a pretty or cool city." On the positive, I've had some fun there in some of those young neighborhoods. I think Camden Yards is the best ballpark I've ever been in and I like aquariums. Other than that, Baltimore sucks. Lots of cities have bad areas and neighborhoods but I'll take a bad neighborhood in say New Orleans over Baltimore any day.

As for the rest of the state, I find Annapolis overrated. I almost got mugged in St. Michaels (I did like the town much more than Annapolis) at a Denny's after a wedding by another group of fantastic, classy individuals after I kindly asked them to let a female companion be as she ate her food.

College Park is a hole. I love checking out random college towns across the country and there is nothing redeeming about it from the couple of times I've been there.

I haven't spent time in the western part of the state and I know it's better than just about everything east of Frederick, but no thanks, I've got lots of other places outdoors to play. I know the Fullers came from Baltimore, as did Old Bay, but the crabs from MD are overrated too.

Nova drivers do suck, but holy hell Maryland drivers are another breed. Last month I was heading into Florida and got cut off, the car causing a dangerous situation swerving between myself and other vehicles. The license plate... Maryland. Could that have been a driver from any state? Absolutely. But as fate would have it, another instance with another bad Maryland driver.

It would take A LOT of money for me to live in Maryland and that's with the prerequisite that I get to travel from there as much as I want, which would be all the time. This is my opinion, backed with Flyguy facts on why it's a terrible state. I'm sure I'll get some downvotes for my opinion, but at least you'll understand my hatred toward Maryland and that it has nothing to do with being from Nova.

Edit: I have never been more mad at VT Football than when we lost to them in Lane in, correct me if I'm wrong, 2013.

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Except you're mirroring the same bs I hear from people from NoVA.....

I'm a transplant to Baltimore, and I don't really have the energy to bother telling you everything wrong with your statement. I'll let this guy do it:

...I don't really have the energy to bother telling you everything wrong with your statement.

And so we're left with the only narrative on the matter which states, rather unequivocally, that Maryland sucks. At some point the weight of narrative matters. Stating "your dumb" doesn't advance your position any.

Tell us why you think Maryland is awesome, and give us some data points on your side of the issue.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Ok I'll bite (and I'll try not to be too wordy, but will fail miserably).

In response to HokieFly (with respect to Baltimore, I don't have strong feelings about the rest of the state)....

First off, the anti-Baltimore bias coming from NoVA is extreme (and I lived in Arlington and Richmond for a while). To say that many people "agree" would probably be referring to people from NoVA.

Second, you got mugged there. Oh gee, I bet that didn't influence your opinion. I'm sure if you got mugged in NYC or Chicago, you'd probably leave with a bad taste in your mouth as well.

Third, if you think Maryland drivers are worse than NoVA drivers, you're delusional. As bad? probably. Worse? No chance.

If you want me to argue that Baltimore is the greatest city in America (which by the way, the benches are pretty funny), you're going to be sorely disappointed. Baltimore has problems. We have squeegee kids, underfunded schools, annoying ravens and terps fans, and spurts of crime (especially concentrated in west baltimore neighborhoods). And yeah, there are jerks sprinkled in there.

To say Baltimore "sucks" is silly. You may not understand it, you may not have taken any time to explore it, I don't really know. I like Baltimore (and I really like living here). I won't raise my kids here probably, but I'll enjoy the hell out of my pre-kid years before I do.

The rowhomes are great and affordable (you're the first person I've ever heard say the historic rowhomes are ugly), the bar scenes are anything but typical, the festivals are numerous (with St Patty's day lasting 2 weeks it seems), the food scene is exploding (at probably an unsustainable rate), and the people are more friendly than not.

The crabs are seasoned to a ridiculous level, the orange crushes are made fresh (or else its not really a crush), coddies are tastier than they sound, oysters are numerous, the Italian food is second to none (oldest little italy in America), the polish food is a point of pride, and the pit beef is as-you-like-it.

HokieFly, I call your opinion "dumb" not to be lazy, but because I don't know anyone who's actually tried to explore what the city has to offer, and left with such an extreme dislike of Baltimore. Maybe my guests are more open-minded? Maybe the fact you got mugged pushed you over the edge (it might for for me, I admit).

I could go on and on about the things I love about the city, things I like, and things the bug the hell out of me.

If you come here as a tourist without a local, you'll probably miss the best parts of the city. You come with a local who has taken the time to get to know the city, you'll most likely leave with a positive outlook.

You want to base your opinions because you met a UMD grad once, ate at Bubba Gump Shrimp in the Inner Harbor (I actually hope not), and and had a few drinks in Fed Hill?

If you and all the other NoVAns want to continue to sht on Baltimore, well, that REALLY sucks to be you, because a good time is practically in your backyard and you don't even see it. More room in the bar for me!

Anyone else, c'mon up and we'll show you a good time.

The crabs are seasoned to a ridiculous level, the orange crushes are made fresh (or else its not really a crush), coddies are tastier than they sound, oysters are numerous, the Italian food is second to none (oldest little italy in America), the polish food is a point of pride, and the pit beef is as-you-like-it.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!! (The chicken is pretty good too!!!!!)
B'more is a conglomerate of communities and neighborhoods. With local bars, restaurants, stores, etc local ot each one. And each has it's own flavor. It's ideal to walk places and has a sense of place, which a lot of places don't have.

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Not even close to being ashamed to say that Orange Crushes are my go to summer drink. Maryland and the Eastern Shore do them extremely well.

15 Straight

You mean Harborside!!!!!!
(It's silly the amount of oranges they go thru in a week at that place.)

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Is that the Tiki Bar out on the dock? I've been there several times, my brother (also a VT grad) lived in one of the condo's there, when he wasn't living on his boat there in the Harbor.

You might be thinking Sunset. (Love that place...helped design the entire complex.)
Harborside basically invented the orange crush, and is located on the south side of the commercial harbor. The bring an entire truckload every week of oranges.

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Ahhh, I was thinking Harborview. Great little tiki bar, and Little Havana close by (for shooting pool).

WIRE STOP! DON'T ATTRACT THE NOVA PEOPLE HERE! IT'S MY LAST REFUGE!

All in all, A+. For anyone looking for other places to gnoch when they visit, check out Ekiben. I am highly biased as an old coworker and good friend started this place and it has earned award after award and really is what is cool about B-More. It's a mash of culture, it's people coming together, it's not pretentious or over the top.

And go to an O's game. Not because Camden Yards is an American gem but because we desperately need bodies in there, we real bad.

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Ekiben's food is excellent. Trying to eat-in is near impossible, but when I can swing by and get takeout, I usually do.

Props to your friend for starting it.

If he could direct me to some good Chinese food, I'd be really appreciative

Do you know a Debra May?

I do not

My buddy is Ephrem. If you see Steve Chu, the executive chef there, ask him. The guy is getting national attention for his work and is a culinary star.

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You want to base your opinions because you met a UMD grad once, ate at Bubba Gump Shrimp in the Inner Harbor (I actually hope not), and and had a few drinks in Fed Hill?

Quite the assumption you make here on these three points, all of which are flat out incorrect. Not worth my time to explain the twenty plus times I have visited, all of which were with people who grew up there or lived there. Enjoy your city and thank you for the non-invite. If I never visited ever again, I'd die a happy man.

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I listed personal reasons for hating Maryland and you say it is BS, but lots of others agree with me. Clearly I'm not the only one, so it must be something about the state. If my reasons and opinions are dumb, than the compliments I gave about enjoying Camden Yards, having fun in Fed Hill (couldn't think of the name last night), Old Bay, the Fullers and liking St. Michaels are bullshit too and don't count, thus, I'm left with absolutely nothing positive to say about Maryland.

If it makes you feel any better I think Nova sucks for a huge list of reasons and I grew up there. My parents still live there. I make fun of my best friend for living in McLean. He's an idiot for doing so, in my opinion. I find my current city of residence, Richmond, to be "alright." It is best described as a velvet coffin, just comfortable enough that you lay down in it and never, ever leave. This was told to me by a life long resident. And that's ok, not everywhere has to be the "Greatest city in America." I've lived a lot of places and driven through 37 states across the country and I tend to compare lots of things in life, the grass is greener, if you will. My feelings on RVA probably differ from many others, but I don't hear a bunch of other people hating Richmond like many people hate Baltimore or Maryland, or even Nova for that matter.

If you enjoy Baltimore, good for you. I'm glad you do! It's great that there are people who love it there. But in my "dumb" opinion, Maryland sucks and if I ever became President, I'd give it to China and call our national debt to them square. I'd imagine you're a reasonable, smart individual. Enjoy where you live and have as much fun there as possible, just don't let the sayings on those Baltimore benches go to your head. Sorry, it isn't the Greatest City in America and Maryland as a state... womp womp.

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I agree. I'm not from Northern VA but I do know 3 people who went to UMD. I wouldn't consider any of them a "fan" of UMD. And one of the guys even played basketball with Len Bias.

Man.... ok.... this is the "sitauation" he has decided is better than where he was..... there must be so much more to this than we'll ever know.... best of luck to him.....

I think the distaste for UMD is probably rooted in their head-scratching move to the B1G which is a huge combination of hubris and idiocy.

UMD was a founding member of the ACC and is more of a basketball school than a football school. Their crazy idea that playing B1G football would "open up" B1G recruiting was accurate. Penn State does very well.

They basically lowered their basketball profile AND their football profile for money. It doesn't seem like that B1G money has paid off yet. It probably won't.

I also think their fans can be sort of obnoxious. I was talking to a recent grad that went off on how much they hated being in the ACC and playing "those schools".

I was like:

via GIPHY

I suppose getting trounced by everyone but Rutgers is better than getting trounced by everybody in the ACC.

Anyway, I was a big supporter and big fan of JJ and still think he has potential in the right offense. Unless something drastically changes at MD he'll be running for his life on every down which is not ideal for his playing style.

IDK. I hope he does well but that is in conflict with also liking to see UMD get smashed.

Big Ten payout in 2018 was $51 mil per school. Maybe not that head scratching.

Maryland is the Vandy of the B1G minus the academics. The big money doesn't do much for the basement dwellers.

Athletically, you may be right. But they weren't doing much better in the ACC, so that much money might be thought of as a pretty nice consolation prize.

Costs more to stay in the bottom of the Big 10, so the joke's on them.

Having been born on the Naval Academy, I never had any negative feelings whatsoever about Maryland, the state or the school. The thing about their drivers is pretty rich, since most of the complainers live in NOVA, one of the capitals of really shitty drivers, so I didn't buy into that much. When we were getting ready to join the ACC, I asked one of my 'hoo friends about who they hated most in the ACC, and he said Maryland, hands down, because of their fans, so that made me think they couldn't be all bad.
As for JJ, I don't wish him well or ill, he didn't want to play for us, and he's gone. I'll save my give a shit for the team we have.

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The thing about their drivers is pretty rich, since most of the complainers live in NOVA, one of the capitals of really shitty drivers, so I didn't buy into that much.

Also a Maryland Native. Montgomory County and PG County are way more similar to Fairfax than they are to the rest of Maryland. I'd be fine if those two counties were annexed by Northern VA.

Maryland, hands down, because of their fans

UMD is kind of the city version of WVU. And I kinda respect that in a weird way.

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Yes. Marylanders outside of the beltway are definitely different. One of my coworkers attended a networking function in Howard County and he remarked, "Wow! This was actually fun. Everyone here is so friendly".

Maryland is fine, (pit beef anyone?) but people in NOVA complain about Maryland drivers because they like to drive at 85mph on a 55mph highways, while NOVA residents drive more civilized 65-70mph. MD drivers also seem to pull the shoulder as a passing lane / last second cut in on the line to take the exit / change lanes into your door without signaling / drive through residential neighborhoods at 40mph maneuvers more frequently. There are also a ton more MD plated cars broken down on the side of the highway. (Part of being a good driver is maintaining your vehicle)

Now to be fair, are also more shitty Maryland drivers in the DMV because 2/3 of DC suburbs are Maryland, so you're twice as likely to encounter a shitty MD driver than a shitty VA driver.

without signaling

Here's my primary issue. I'll chalk up that there are dangerous drivers everywhere who feel like they're more important than everyone else on the road, but I swear a disproportionate amount of cars that change lanes without signaling on my Arlington-Tysons commute come from MD.

I told my wife I thought I re-introduced an endangered species to NOVA when I was there a month ago. She looked at me quizzically and asked what that was. I told her "the turn signal" which hadn't been spotted there in a long time.

At least she laughed before calling me a smart ass.

people in NOVA complain about Maryland drivers because they like to drive at 85mph on a 55mph highways

Disagree. My experience is that when there's someone going slowly in the left hand lane, there's a very high probability that they're from MD (or PA). I swear they must teach that shit in MD driver's ed or something ("the first rule of driving on the highway is to immediately get in the the far left lane and then go slowly, because safety!"). I would LOVE it if people would at least pretend like they've got somewhere to go today. Most of the rest (abrupt lane changes, last-second cut-ins, and stupidity like passing on the shoulder/exit lanes) is spot-on, though.

Not claiming that VA drivers are good, just that based on my personal experience, MD and PA drivers are generally worse.

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My experience is that when there's someone going slowly in the left hand lane, there's a very high probability that they're from MD

This holds true all the way up in upstate NY. Enough that I have heard people comment about Maryland drivers camping in the left hand lane on the NYS Thruway many times.

People arguing over which area has the worst drivers always cracks me up. The arguments are purely anecdotal and not based on any data.

Drivers are terrible everywhere because 1. so many people on the road are distracted and 2. It is way too easy to get a driver's license in this country.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Drivers are terrible everywhere because

Because we're sharing anecdotes...

A few years ago I was driving on an interstate just east of Toledo and saw a sign instructing everyone to merge into the left lane because of a lane closure. I immediately thought, "Oh s**t. Here we go". I was song wrong. Drivers immediately started weaving and traffic never got below 55 MPH. Amazing.

You mean the plural of anecdote isn't data?!!

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Leg for reference to my favorite quote.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

2. It is way too easy to get a driver's license in this country.

Bingo! After getting the VA boating license (a caveman could do it) and then getting my Captains license (very intensive), I realized how ridiculously easy it is to get a driver's license and it scares the shit out of me. Driver's license should be much more on par of difficulty for a Captain's license. 360 documented hours of road time and a multi-month training course. There's a lot of people who wouldn't pass and we'd all be safer for it.

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LOL, leg

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People arguing over which area has the worst drivers always cracks me up. The arguments are purely anecdotal and not based on any data.

Drivers are terrible everywhere because 1. so many people on the road are distracted and 2. It is way too easy to get a driver's license in this country.

There's a reason Maryland insurance costs more than other states.

It's because the drivers there SUCK.

Sure, it's anecdotal. But consistent.

Also true of Atlanta, Georgia. I suspect it's because there's not much in the way of enforcement there, but I HATE driving through Atlanta.

I was in Charlotte this past weekend and my God, the drivers there were as bad as Maryland drivers.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

My insurance rates went down when I moved to MD from VA

You know what?

I don't believe you, because I also did this once.

The taxes were higher in Virginia, but the insurance was higher in Maryland. Maybe it depends on the insurance company, but Virginia was considered rural, and Maryland was considered urban.

I mean, I don't know what to tell you, but my insurance is cheaper living in Montgomery County than it was when I lived in Arlington.

Property taxes are a lot lower too.

I don't know what to tell you. As far as I know, Maryland doesn't even have a (Edit:yearly) car tax.

At the time, I checked multiple companies. Maybe you have a different kind of car. Maybe you have a different insurance company. Maybe Arlington is different than Fairfax.

I lived in Bethesda, and I can assure you, nothing was cheap there.

Maryland doesn't even have a car tax.

Huh? State rate is 6%, and that applies to cars as well. Virginia is 4.51% for vehicles. I assure there they tax cars/vehicles, just like everything else. Even flushes and the rain.

And the state motto in Maryland is "Welcome to Maryland. If you can think it, we can tax it."

Edit: It's a year old, but here's a comparison...
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/gobankingrates/most-and-least-expensive_b_9516846.html

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Are you talking sales tax (one time), or yearly property tax, like in Virginia?

I like Virginia better, but when I lived in Maryland, they didn't tax your car every year. Get's onerous if you have a newer sports car. For all I know, they eliminated that by now, that was 20 years ago when I lived there.

But that link does support what I said, that insurance is cheap in Virginia, and expensive in The Socialist Republic of Maryland.

To make up for the lack of every-year tax, the registration is way more in Murland. SUV is $187 for 2 years. And that's not personalized or specialized tags.

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There's plenty of enforcement in Atlanta (I know from personal experience), they're just looking for people going at least 20 over the speed limit, so you may not have experienced it.

Example: Summer off from Tech, living at home in Atlanta, driving on the Perimeter (think Inner/Outer Loop) at around 10:30pm heading to a third shift job. Road has very light traffic, I'm in the third of four lanes (normal cruising lane) at about 72/55. Cop way behind me in the same lane with no lights going about 10mph faster, pulls up to me, shifts left and continues on. I'm going 17 over, and he just rolls on by (and gave me near a heart attack). Rumor has it that judges have provided feedback to not waste their time with less than 20 over, because there are plenty of people doing that.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

A few years ago I was driving home from work on 285, just south of Spaghetti Junction. The limit was still 55, but I was going 80. I got passes by a cop going at least 90, but he never pulled anybody over.

I think part of the lack of enforcement on the major freeways in Atlanta is the complete lack of shoulders. There would not have been a safe place for me to pull of for at least 2 miles. Why would he risk both of our lives over a ticket?

I don't mind the speeding, but unfortunately no enforcement of it leads to people bobbing, weaving, and passing in the right lane. People who, I might add, don't really have the skills, and don't realize a Kia isn't a Porsche (though both cars have the ability, it's the drivers who may not).

The police absolutely should be showing a presence, and arresting for aggressive driving when they see it.

I think part of the lack of enforcement on the major freeways in Atlanta is the complete lack of shoulders.

This doesn't surprise me. Remember where I said I was in the 3rd of 4 lanes? That part of 285 (west-bound near-ish GA-400) is now at least five, maybe six lanes each direction. Lots of expansion, but not necessarily with increased right-of-way, can lead to insufficient shoulders. I can believe this.

If you're not sure if my comment warrants a "/s", it probably does.

Yep, but since the Atlanta Freeway Riots prevented further construction of freeways that are now needed, Atlanta has been very shy about expanding right of ways. And now traffic awful.

I'm not disagreeing with you on Maryland drivers. I'm just pointing out that people always say:
"*inserts their own city/state* has the worst drivers."

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FSU fans pissed at this announcement, that's the 2nd QB they have lost to Maryland on in the last month.

its Blackmon or bust and willie T may not make it to year 3.

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I didn't realize FSU was gunning for JJ. That's interesting.

they have 1 scholarship QB on the roster and no recruits coming in lol. I think they are interested in ANY QB they can find but some from some of my sauces close to the FSU program they really thought they had Jackson locked in. They thought the same about Lance LeGendre 4 star QB who flipped to MD on signing day. If you think were pissed about mack brown at UNC imagine being a whole east coast away and being pissed about someone stealing your recruits lol. (Loxley also flipped top 300 player and FSUs top recruit nick cross from FSU to MD on signing day)

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Guess its time for HH to come to FSU's rescue. Or better, talk to them and go be JJ's backup at UMD.

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actually heard some rumors that HH leaving is not a done deal and that he may be back next year. not sure how much truth to that there is. But I do feel like a lot of these kids are thinking the grass is greener on the otherside and finding out pretty quickly that unless your name is Justin fields or tate martel or you were already a major contributor somewhere not many teams (especially better than your current) are going to have you any higher on the depth chart than you already were.

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Maryland just fired their coach for having a part in killing a player. The new head coach is 2-31 as a head coach overall. The program was investigated for being toxic and abusing players. Yet this new head coach plucks a starting P5 QB, flips a couple other 4 stars late, and is close to flipping Trevon Hill. Next year- a couple years removed from a huge player death investigation, Maryland will have a top 20 recruiting class.

In this day and age, memories are very, very short.

I hope he has success there, but he wasn't going to start here ever again so I haven't sweated this loss whatsoever.

Best of Luck; I was thinking he was going to be headed to a MAC school closer to home perhaps.

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Good luck to him. Hopefully he finds what he was missing at VT.

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~ JJ, 2020