Monday, April 2, 2012

Governors bet food on Final Four outcome


— A trophy and bragging rights are on the line for Kansas and Kentucky's basketball programs in the Final Four. For the governors of the two states it's food.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is wagering beef that the Jayhawks will earn their second national championship in four years Monday in New Orleans. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has a Kentucky country ham riding on his team's chances. The winning governor will donate the food to a food bank.

The game is a clash between the top two programs in the history of college basketball. The teams rank first and second in the number of victories.

Brownback noted that Kentucky coaching legend Adolph Rupp is from Kansas. He played for Phog Allen and coached high school ball before eventually landing at Kentucky.


swavity 6 years, 1 month ago

What the hell kind of bet is this? The winner pays?

Tim Orel 6 years, 1 month ago

I would think the Kentucky governor would lose the ham, pay it to the winner (Brownback) who would then donate it to a food bank rather than consume it at the governor's mansion.

Ray March 6 years, 1 month ago

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Karen Mansfield-Stewart 6 years, 1 month ago

Keep your hate off the board. If Obama can make picks so can Browback.

Robert Murphy 6 years, 1 month ago

Browback? I like it. How about Dumbback?

jgkojak 6 years, 1 month ago

I know!

Brownback should have bet Kentucky it won't have to adopt Kentucky's failed managed care system for Medicaid...

actorman 6 years, 1 month ago

I'm with you politically, mike. I just wish that you had expressed yourself in a way that was legible. It's extremely difficult to figure out what you're saying.

dylans 6 years, 1 month ago

Well KU can't win 2 in four years, since the last championship was 5 years ago.

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