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Governors make wager on KU-Missouri game

November 16, 2007


Governors place bets on Border Showdown

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt place a friendly wager on the Border Showdown. They have agreed to wear the colors of the opposing team if their team is defeated on Saturday. Enlarge video

Football coaches at Kansas and Missouri have warned their teams not to look past their opponents Saturday to the later match-up between the border rivals.

But that hasn't stopped the governors.

Kathleen Sebelius, governor of the state that includes the No. 4 Kansas Jayhawks, and Matt Blunt, governor of the state that includes the No. 6 Missouri Tigers, have made a wager on the Nov. 24 game between the two teams.

The governor of the losing squad will have to wear the opponent's colors during the Governor's Regional Economic Development Summit in February.

"While I commend Gov. Blunt's optimism, the Jayhawks have demonstrated incredible talent both in the classroom and on the field, and I look forward to Gov. Blunt sporting crimson and blue when we gather next year in Kansas City," Sebelius said.

But before the KU-Missouri game, Kansas takes a 10-0 record against Iowa State on Saturday, while Missouri, 9-1, plays Kansas State.


Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 10 years, 4 months ago

This isn't a fair bet. Sebelius usually wears Missouri's colors when she's negotiating the fate of KU Hospital, and is generally a lackey of the KCMO business establishment, so it's nothing new for her to root for Missouri. What I want to know is how much in cash she's actually got on Missouri's nose.

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