From a press release –
Stabenow, Levin Wager North Carolina’s Hagan on Tonight’s Game
WASHINGTON — Brimming with home state pride, U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Carl Levin (D-MI), and Kay R. Hagan (D-NC), have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of tonight’s NCAA Men’s Basketball championship between the Michigan State Spartans and the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Levin and Stabenow are wagering Little Caesar’s pizza, Vernor’s ginger ale and Mackinac Island fudge.
Hagan has offered authentic North Carolina food products: North Carolina Barbeque, Cheerwine and Hagan’s hometown favorite, Cheesecakes by Alex, from Greensboro.
“Thirty years ago, Magic Johnson brought a championship to Michigan State, and tonight I fully expect this team will celebrate that anniversary with a win over North Carolina,” said Stabenow. “While I appreciate the Tar Heels skill and accomplishments, I fully believe that tonight, across Detroit, East Lansing, and the rest of Michigan, we will be celebrating another Spartan victory.”
“With Ford Field full of Michigan State faithful, I am confident that the Spartans can knock off North Carolina and win one for the ages tonight,” said Levin. “Thought by many to be a long shot to play in the final four in Michigan, Coach Izzo’s team is playing its best basketball at the right time and I look forward to a great game between two great teams.”
“The 2009 Tar Heels have made us extremely proud by reaching the Final Four for the second straight year,” said Hagan. “While I have no doubt that the Spartans will put up a good fight, I feel confident that our Tar Heels will prevail. Beginning early today, I traveled across North Carolina and it was rainy and overcast. Now it’s nothing but Carolina Blue skies.”