Beshear Wagers Bourbon Over Final Four Game

Apr 1, 2014

National sporting events are quite often an occasion for politicians to try to cash in on the excitement and build statewide pride.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear flanked by UK Coach John Calipari and freshman forward Julius Randle
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear flanked by UK Coach John Calipari and freshman forward Julius Randle
Credit Kentucky National Guard

Wisconsin and Kentucky's governors are putting their state's best beer and bourbon on the line in a friendly wager over the outcome of Saturday's Final Four game.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is offering up an array of Wisconsin beer, bratwursts, and cheese. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is betting a fully stocked Kentucky bourbon bar that the Wildcats will best the Badgers.

Walker says the Badgers have the momentum and skills to tame the Wildcats, while Beshear says he looks forward to grilling Wisconsin brats after Kentucky wins.

The two teams meet Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, for the chance to play for the national championship next week.