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Minnesota Basketball sucks, so let’s talk funny snowplow names


GENERAL INFORMATION: Richfield / Minneapolis, MN - 12/28/00 - The Minnesota Department of Transportation snowplows hit the roads with the onset of another snowstorm Thursday morning. Driver Doug Ostrem takes us for a ride on Interstate 35W. IN THIS PHOTO

The Gophers just lost what feels like their 18th game in a row (it’s only been 3 weeks and 6 losses since a win over Purdue but it might as well be 6 years ago). There is no more joy in Dinkytown. Which means today I am most decidedly not going to talk about basketball.

I’m going to talk about snowplows.

MnDOT just released the results of their 2021 Name a Snowplow contest and I’m pretty pleased by some of the results.

All of them are pretty good, but I’m especially happy about the following:

For intellectual stimulation plus “one of us” ego fluffing: F. Salt Fitzgerald

For the little kid in me: Duck, Duck, Orange Truck

For sheer Minnesotan-ness: Ope, Just Gonna Plow Right Past Ya

I think to cheer us all up, we need a poll of our own. What new snowplow name will reign supreme as the TDG Champion?



What’s the best new MnDOT snowplow name?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Darth Blader
    (9 votes)
  • 16%
    Duck, Duck, Orange Truck
    (22 votes)
  • 13%
    F. Salt Fitzgerald
    (18 votes)
  • 15%
    Ope, Just Gonna Plow Right Past Ya
    (20 votes)
  • 12%
    Plow Bunyan
    (16 votes)
  • 18%
    Plowy McPlowFace
    (25 votes)
  • 7%
    Snowbi Wan Kenobi
    (10 votes)
  • 9%
    The Truck Formerly Known As Plow
    (12 votes)
132 votes total Vote Now

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