Having never been to the city before I have no real basis from which to draw any conclusion so I thought I would ask the board. For my part, my only information about the city of Columbus comes from this board which has always made it sound like a sewer and I just took that to be true.
On Friday I played in a golf tournament with Jody Shelley of the Philadelphia Flyers who although he plays for Philly, lives in Columbus. He has lived there since he signed his first NHL contract a number of years ago and when I asked if it was just because his wife was from there he said "no, it's just a great little city".
Now this isn't a guy who hasn't been around either. During the seasons he obviously lives in the city of the team he plays for (or very close by). He has lived in NYC and San Jose as well but still loves Columbus. My brother was part of our team as well and has been to Columbus a couple of times and said he also thought it was a nice city.
I guess my question to the board is what is it about the city that makes everyone here hate it so much? Is it just that it's the home of the buckeyes or is there more to it? Additionally he also said the people there are great...I suppose if you are a member of the team they cheer for then that's possible...
.Anyway, I am genuinely interested in your opinions of the City of Columbus and whether the distain for the city is mostly due to the team that calls it home.