Baltimore or Indy

25 years ago, Bob Irsay moved the NFL Colts from Baltimore to Indianapolis.  In honor of that momentous day, let’s compare the two cities 25 years later to see which comes out on top in each of 25 categories.

Indianapolis Baltimore Winner
1. Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium

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M&T Bank Stadium

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Indy

2. Signature Irsay

Jim

Bob

Indy
3. Greatest QB

Peyton Manning

Johnny Unitas

Baltimore (because that’s what Peyton would say)
4. Head to Head Record

7 wins (including the playoffs)

2 wins

Indy
5. Once great event no one cares about any more

Indy 500

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The Preakness

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Indy
6. Signature TV Show

Saved by the Bell: Season 1

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The Wire

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Baltimore
7. Poet’s grave

James Whitcomb Riley

Edgar Allen Poe

Baltimore
8. Local Psycho

Jim Jones

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John Waters

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Indy
9. Sports Tourism

NCAA Headquarters

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ESPN Zone

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` Indy
10.  Meaning of name

City of the land of the Indians

“City of the Big House”

Baltimore
11. Musical Prodigy

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmunds

Tupac Shakur

Baltimore
12. Team Uniforms
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Indy
13.  Nickname

Circle City

Crab City

Baltimore
14. Signature Cake

Funnel

Crab

Baltimore
15. Relationship to Water

White River

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Inner Harbor

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Baltimore
16. Monument

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

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Washington Monument (no, not that one, another one)

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Indy
17. Official motto

Crossroads of America

Greatest City in America

Baltimore
18. Did Bobby Kennedy save city from riots in 1968?

Yes

 

No

Indy
19. Talking Head

David Letterman

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Mel Kiper Jr.

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Indy
20. Best Athlete to claim it as a hometown

Oscar Robertson

Babe Ruth

Baltimore
21. Most famous non-football star

Reggie Miller

Cal Ripken Jr.

Baltimore
22. Author

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Upton Sinclair

Indy
23. Flag
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Indy
24. Population

795,458

637,455

Indy
25. Major University

IUPUI

 

Johns Hopkins

Baltimore

Wow, it’s a tight one, but Indianapolis wins 13-12.  Baltimore is a great town, but Naptown is number one…

plus we have the Colts.

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