Here’s something that’s a self-serving win-win for both sides, even if you lose! What’s not to like!
The Governors of Washington and North Carolina have made a public wager on the outcome of Monday’s Men’s Basketball National Championship game.
The two sides have decided to wager local delicacies from their respective states.
The winnings on either side will be donated to organizations who will help feed the underprivileged.
Here’s the wager between the governors of North Carolina and Washington. pic.twitter.com/Xc37DoyEzC
— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) April 3, 2017
This is the third consecutive year that the North Carolina governor has made this kind of friendly wager.
In 2015 Duke was in the National Championship, and the Tar Heels are making their second-consecutive appearance in the season’s most important game.
This works for either side, win or lose, because at the very least it promotes local products within their state.
In case you are unfamiliar with Cheerwine, it is a cherry-flavored soda produced in Salisbury, North Carolina. It lays claim to being the oldest soft-drink made continuously by the same family in the United States. Seems like they’re going a long way to be the oldest to do something.
This would a quaint and charming wager if there were the impression that either of these governors actually cared about the teams that were playing in the game. No governor could root for Duke one year, then North Carolina the next two, in earnest. C’mon! Just send the Cheerwine either way!