Greeson opinion: Secret alliances and Twitter campaigns won't make Boone a better outdoor city than Chattanooga

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photo The cover of the October issue of Outside Magazine teases the "Where to Live Now" story featuring Chattanooga.

photo Boon has mounted a social media campaign to defeat Chattanooga in the competition for best town ever.

Chattanooga is in the running for the best outdoor city in the history of the free world, or something like that. It may be the best city in the history of mankind, who knows.

Apparently our fine city is in the quarterfinals of Outside Magazine's contest, standing opposite of Boone, N.C., which is home to the Appalachian State Mountaineers and may or may not have been named for Otter's love-struck sidekick in "Animal House."