If Kentucky manages to beat Wisconsin in Saturday night’s Final Four game, U.S. Rep. Andy Barr will have some Badger State cheese to go with the bourbon he won off U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth last week.
Barr and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., have a placed a friendly wager on the Wildcats-Badgers game, and the stakes are cheesy.
If Wisconsin wins, Barr has to give Ryan some Kentucky beer cheese. If the Cats move on, Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, owes Barr some Wisconsin Gouda.
“Between their unprecedented tournament play and the Julius-Randle-home-court advantage, I am confident that the Cats’ 16th Final Four appearance will be just the next step in their path to number nine,” Barr said. “I am looking forward to adding some of Congressman Paul Ryan’s famed Wisconsin gouda cheese to my winnings after we beat his Badgers.”
Ryan responded that Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan “and the Badgers are on a roll and that’s going to continue on Saturday against Kentucky.”
“Frank Kaminsky has been playing lights out, and they are going to give a talented Wildcats team more than they can handle,” Ryan said. “It’s going to be a great game but you can’t beat the Badgers’ experience and efficiency. I look forward to enjoying Congressman Barr’s Kentucky beer cheese as UW plays for the NCAA championship.”
Barr won a collection of bourbons distilled in Yarmuth’s Louisville district after the Cats beat Louisville last weekend in the Sweet 16.