Well, long before Charlie Sheen re-popularized the word “winner” and then subsequently made us all tired of it, Winner was a town in South Dakota with a population of just under 3,000. According to Wiki, that seems to be gigantic in South Dakota:

“It is the county seat of Tripp County.  Winner also serves as the administrative center of neighboring Todd County, which does not have its own county seat. The nearest airport is Winner Regional Airport.”

But hey, is there anything to do? You betcha!

“Winner is very well known for its pheasant season. Pheasant season runs from October to December and brings many individuals from throughout the United States.”

Interestingly, for those of you that believe winners are not made, they are born, Winner seems to offer some strong evidence. One of history’s biggest winners graduated from Winner High School. Coincidence?

“While at Notre Dame,(Coach Frank) Leahy had six undefeated seasons, four national championship teams, and an unbeaten string of 39 games (37–0–2) in the late 1940s. He also coached four Heisman Trophy winners—Angelo Bertelli(1943), Johnny Lujack (1947), Leon Hart (1949) and Johnny Lattner (1953)—and recruited a fifth, 1956 winner, Paul Hornung. His overall record at Notre Dame was 87–11–9.”

Leahy’s legacy today, however, is that he is more likely to be known as the guy who came up with the following quote: “When the going gets tough, let the tough get going.”

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2 Responses to Winner

  1. Issy says:

    Unblieevable how well-written and informative this was.

  2. Adelaide says:

    What a joy to find such clear thniknig. Thanks for posting!

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