- Category: Sports
- Published: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 21:59
- Written by Staff Writer
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Close, but not quite. Some years Menomonee Falls has a good team that loses unexpectedly, and sometimes the school has a crappy team that surprises with a few wins. Either way, the Menomonee Falls High School football team will generally not win it all. Not that most teams win it all very often, but if you live in Germantown, Brookfield, Pewaukee, Grafton, Mequon, New Berlin, or just about anywhere else in Southeastern Wisconsin, you still have a good school to fall back on. And a nice house, And neighbors who break into your garage and steal your snowblower.
The only team that deserves to win more than Menomonee Falls in order to validate mediocre lives would include both West Allis schools. The fact that they are even worse is actually refreshing, since there's never false hope, In Menomonee Falls, false hope persists. It creeps into the ductwork of the shoddily-built pretend Brookfield mcmansions. It works its way into the air that smells of the garbage dump. It lives in the minds and hearts of kids who just want to get out of Wisconsin's largest village, only to end up attending conferences for their own kids a decade or two later.
Those of you who have also never won anything important from Menomonee Falls, you don't want them to win, either. They'd get cocky, driving up and down Appleton for years, wearing their letterman jackets over state champion t-shirts. You'd wish you could leave, but you just can't. You never could. Tech school never changed it for you.