From the Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism website
(WZZM) - Michigan is abuzz after seeing the image of a mitten, misshapen to supposedly imitate the shape of the state of Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Department of Tourism is using a mitten to illustrate their state in their winter tourism campaign.
This has generated a lot of discussion in Michigan, especially on the social networks Facebook and Twitter. After all, we know that Michigan is much more shaped like a mitten than Wisconsin is.
To Wisconsin's credit, in a search of the Pure Michigan travel website, I find no mittens, even in the merchandise store. But just because the Badgers beat Michigan State and the Packers beat the Lions on Thanksgiving Day, doesn't make this right, does it?
Unfortunately we didn't notice this sooner, because the Wisconsin site was giving away tickets to the Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers game for the last week of the season. We could have flooded the entries and filled Lambeau field with silver and blue.
WZZM 13's Peter Ross visited The Mitten State, a store devoted to the shirts with it's unique mitten logo. Co-owner Will Bransdorfer told Ross, "We actually have a gang working up tonight - pitchforks, torches - we're coming so Wisconsin's on alert."
Dave Lorenz, a manager of the state's travel office, Pure Michigan, said Tuesday, "I think it's desperation it's obviously mitten envy we call it - and I don't blame them because everybody wants to have a piece of Pure Michigan."
The state's travel website, www.michigan.org, has a poll running through Friday where you can vote on what state you feel is the true mitten state.