As any outsider who’s ever criticized Minnesota can attest, nothing can stir up the locals like a little disrespect.
And nothing can feel so fulfilling as some comeuppance.
Take Iowa TV sportscaster Andy Fales of WHO in Des Moines who called for last Saturday’s game between North Dakota State and Iowa to be canceled because of the obvious mismatch.
“I’d like to start this segment with a joke: North Dakota,” Fales said in his “What’s Bugging Andy?” segment a week ago.
That went over big in North Dakota, whose favorite football team then pulled off a 23-to-21 win.
That forced Fales, wearing NDSU colors, to become the unofficial spokesman for North Dakota.
“Try the fabulous cuisine like Jello salad, baked chicken with no seasoning, and, everyone’s favorite, the what-the-hell-is-in-that hot dish,” he said.