If Stingrays Win, North Charleston Gets a Cow

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Posted May 29, 2015

We’ve seen mayors of major cities, governors of states, even heads of state make bets when their teams play each other. Mayor Naheed Nenshi of Calgary, Alberta lost a bet to Mayor Tom Tate of Anaheim, CA, and he had to sing “Let it Go” from Frozen while wearing an Anaheim Ducks jersey at a city event. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley won a bet with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick over the result of the Patriots v. Ravens playoff game in 2012, forcing Patrick to send O’Malley lobster. During the Gold Medal Game of the 2010 Olympic men’s hockey final, Prime Minister Stephen Harper bet a case of Molson against a case of Yuengling from President Barack Obama.

Now, Mayor Keith Summey of North Charleston, South Carolina challenged Mayor Steve Terrell of Allen, Texas in a video posted on the Stingrays YouTube channel.

The stakes? If the Stingrays win the Kelly Cup, Mayor Terrell has to send an entire cow to North Charleston. If the Americans win, Mayor Summey must send a whole hog to Allen.

This is the latest example of politics getting intertwined with local sports. The Kelly Cup Finals begin on Sunday with game 1 in Allen, Texas. By the end of the series, Stingrays fans better be asking “Where’s the beef?”