For any of my readers who are still undecided as to who to root for when the World Series kicks off tomorrow, I’ve created a handy list. Mark your preferences as you go and at the end, tally it up and know your team!
One thing to the two states seem to agree on? Square dancing. They both have it as their official state dance.
The Lone Star State vs. The Home of the Blues
The only place in the world that they make Dr Pepper according to its original formula vs. the place they actually invented it
Monarch Butterflies vs. Honey Bees
Friendship vs. The Welfare of the People
The first suspension bridge in the history of the US vs. the tallest recorded person in medical history
A cattle population of nearly 16 million vs. the largest beer producing plant in the nation
A name that means “Friends/Allies” vs. one that means “Town of Large Canoes”
The invention of domed stadiums vs. the invention of the ice cream cone
Mockingbird vs. Bluebird
The place they made the largest oatmeal cake in the world vs. the place where they consume more barbeque sauce per capita than anywhere else
The world’s largest parking lot vs. Laura Ingalls Wilder
A place you can be legally married by introducing someone as your husband or wife three times vs. a place where bathtubs with four legs resembling animal paws are illegal
And no, neither of those last two are corroborated. I somehow doubt their validity in fact. But hey, if they help you choose allegiances, what does it matter?