Tennessee, Kansas governors wager ribs, steak on NCAA title - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Tennessee, Kansas governors wager ribs, steak on NCAA title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Meaty issues will be at "steak" in the NCAA championship game between Memphis and Kansas.

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius are betting their states' prized proteins on the outcome of Monday night's game - Kansas steaks versus pork ribs from Memphis' famous Rendevous restaurant.

Bredesen took a bite out of Kansas' hopes: "A side of Jayhawk will be especially tasty with a nice Kansas steak, after the Memphis Tigers give us our first championship victory of the week."

Sebelius is confident her Jayhawks will be victorious.

"The Jayhawks are especially good at defeating tigers, even those from Memphis," she said, referring to Kansas' instate rivals, the Kansas State Wildcats. "Coach (Bill) Self and his team have made us incredibly proud this season and I look forward to cheering on the Jayhawks as they win tonight."

Tennessee has two teams vying for national basketball championships. The Lady Volunteers face Stanford Tuesday night.

No word yet on a wager with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.


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