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Monday, April 2, 2012

Governors bet food on Final Four outcome

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— 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.

Comments

swavity 2 years, 7 months ago

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

coloradojayhawk 2 years, 7 months 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 2 years, 7 months ago

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billhawk 2 years, 7 months ago

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

Robert Murphy 2 years, 7 months ago

Browback? I like it. How about Dumbback?

jgkojak 2 years, 7 months ago

I know!

Brownback should have bet Kentucky it won't have to adopt Kentucky's failed managed care system for Medicaid... http://www.khpi.org/blog/?p=667

actorman 2 years, 7 months 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 2 years, 7 months ago

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

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