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Beshear bets Kansas governor that Cats will win

April 02, 2012 | | Comments 3

FRANKFORT — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback have ham and beef riding on Monday night’s NCAA championship basketball game.

Beshear is betting a Kentucky country ham that the University of Kentucky Wildcats will win. Brownback is wagering Kansas beef on a Jayhawk victory.

“The Wildcats are talented, unselfish and focused – they’ve been a thrill to watch all season,” Beshear said in a news release. “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!”

Brownback disagreed.

“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 decided that the winning head of state will donate the ham or beef to a local food bank.

The Cats will tip off against the Jayhawks at 9:23 p.m. EDT in New Orleans.

–Jack Brammer

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  1. GCP says:

    rooting for the commonwealth! go wildcats

  2. bpods says:

    Sorry, Kansas, but we have cows here, too. Go Big Blue!

  3. Buck Feshear says:

    I really wish we had won the losing state’s governor. Brownback is much much > Beshear.