FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 2, 2012) — Gov. Steve Beshear and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback are wagering on their home teams in tonight’s NCAA championship basketball game.
Gov. Beshear bet a Kentucky country ham that the University of Kentucky Wildcats will win; Gov. Brownback offered Kansas beef for a Jayhawk victory.
“The Wildcats are talented, unselfish and focused – they’ve been a thrill to watch all season,” said Beshear. “It will be a real treat to see these fantastic coaches, John Calipari and Bill Self, go head-to-head, but Kentucky clearly has the edge over the Jayhawks. We can’t wait for the Wildcats to bring home the school’s eighth national championship. Go Cats!”
“This is the way it’s supposed to be – the two winningest programs and the two most passionate fan bases competing for the title,” said Brownback. “We sent Kentucky Adolph Rupp, but we’re bringing home the title. Rock Chalk Jayhawks!”
The governors have agreed that the winning fovernor will donate the ham or beef to a local food bank.
The Cats will tip off against the Jayhawks at 9:23 p.m. EST in New Orleans.