A nickname for the city of La Crosse itself. La Crosse is Wisconsin's main city on the western edge of the state. Also, it happens to be right up against the Mississippi, which is why many liken it to a coastal town (albeit facetiously).
A stew-like dish made from beans, beer, pork, peppers.
Sunny P is a local nickname for Sun Prairie. I guess it's a takeoff of the orange juice like drink, Sunny D.
The Baltimore Bullet is the nickname for Baltimore native Michael Phelps, the most prolific athlete in Olympic history. Michael Phelps has already beaten the gold medal record of nine, and has eleven as of tonight. He also stands to break Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals in any one Olympics. Phelps is perfect so far in Beijing 2008 and is favored to complete his quest for eight gold medals.
A local reference to a messy section of merges and interchanges on I-240 & 55 where a relatively high proportion of accidents occur as a result of the confused roadways.