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.
The votes are in: After more than 122,000 votes cast, we’re excited to announce the winners of our Name a Snowplow contest! These eight names will soon be on snowplows across the state. Learn more: https://t.co/4BFXpnrtaz pic.twitter.com/4FyIHZrzfc— Minnesota Department of Transportation (@MnDOT) March 2, 2021
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?
TO THE POLLS!
What’s the best new MnDOT snowplow name?
This poll is closed
Duck, Duck, Orange Truck
F. Salt Fitzgerald
Ope, Just Gonna Plow Right Past Ya
Snowbi Wan Kenobi
The Truck Formerly Known As Plow
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