Governors Kulongoski and Blunt Agree to Gentlemen's Wager on Sun Bowl
Dec 22,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources
Governor Ted Kulongoski and Missouri Governor Matt Blunt will engage in a friendly wager over the outcome of the upcoming football match-up between the Oregon State Beavers and University of Missouri Tigers in the 73rd Annual Brut Sun Bowl.
“Although I may feel a twinge of regret when my alma mater goes down, Governor Blunt has agreed to provide a nice selection of products from Missouri to help me savor our victory,” said Governor Kulongoski, who was raised in Missouri and received his bachelors and law degree from the University of Missouri. 
As part of the wager, Governor Blunt has offered Kulongoski a selection of Missouri branded beef, award-winning Missouri wines and an AgriMissouri basket containing Show Me BBQ, Fitz’s Root Beer, blueberry amaretto syrup from Persimmon Hill Gourmet Foods and apple butter from Bekemeier’s Fruit Butters if the Beavers triumph.
In the event of a Tiger victory, Governor Kulongoski has agreed to provide Blunt with a bounty of Oregon goods including a large selection of premium Oregon craft microbrews from the Oregon Brewer’s Guild, three full wheels of globally-recognized Rogue Creamery bleu cheese, and a sampling of fresh Oregon seafood.
“Both teams deserve congratulations for their respective successful seasons and I’m looking forward to an exciting bowl game,” Governor Kulongoski said.
The contest will take place on December 29 in El Paso, Texas.