Oregon, Wisconsin Governors Make Friendly Wager On Rose Bowl

Gov. Scott Walker and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber are joining the political debate over who will win the Rose Bowl on Monday.

The Wisconsin Badgers will represent the Big Ten against Pac-12 opponents, the Oregon Ducks.

“I am predicting a Badgers’ victory,” said Walker. “Two years in a row Wisconsin has made a Rose Bowl appearance. It?s a fantastic time to be a Badgers fan. While the Ducks will certainly be a formidable opponent, I am looking forward to collecting the items offered up so generously by Gov. Kitzhaber.”

Kitzhaber said he will send a care package with a selection of Oregon’s best craft beers, kettle chips produced in Salem, Oregon hazelnuts and smoked king salmon to Wisconsin to highlight just a few of the great products Oregon has to offer if the Badgers win.

If the Ducks win, Walker will send a care package of Leinenkugel’s beer, authentic Wisconsin cheese, a package of Andes mints and a bottle of Blushing Rose Wine from Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac.

The Badgers and Ducks will kickoff on Monday at 3:10 p.m. The game will be televised locally on ESPN.