Sunday, March 25, 2007

That Was a Good Run, Winona State

Lots of you may have noticed in the crawl during the Division I Elite Eight games that Barton College knocked off Winona State in the Division II final.

That was a huge upset, and one that was engineered by one guy on Barton College, whose name I won't say.

I'm here to praise Winona State. Minnesota College. Winner of like 70 straight games.

What do you know about Winona, Minnesota? Nothing? Let me enlighten you.

Winona is the town that Winona Ryder is named after. If I were in charge of the country, I would have forced Winona to rename itself, "Black Dress in a Shower in Heathers". That's why I'm not in charge, I guess.

Winona is on the southern tip of Lake Pepin, which isn't actually a lake, but a place where the Mississippi River swells and slows. It is a massive lakefront property, and it is amazing to me that neither Wisconsin or Minnesota have developed ugly lake front bullshit properties. Lake City, a few miles north from Winona is where Water Skiing was born.

And just outside Winona, nestled in the bluffs, is a great Minnesota State Park--Great Rivers Bluff Park.

Watch the crazy shot here.


Jess said...

I spent the weekend at a convent in Winona when I was in sixth grade.

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

horrible loss. just horrible.