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Gregoire bets Huskies over Huskers

OLYMPIA -- In what has become an inevitable consequence of one of Washington's athletic teams going to some sort of post-season contest, Gov. Chris Gregoire has bet salmon-for-steak on the U-Dub Huskies to beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Thursday's Holiday Bowl

She made the bet with Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman today. Huskies win, she gets some Omaha steaks; Huskers win, as they did rather handily earlier this year, Heineman gets salmon filets.

Gregoire describes the Huskies as having an "inspirational season", while Heineman describes himself as confident in a Husker victory.

Not sure if anyone in the kitchen at the governor's mansion is checking to see if they have plenty of steak sauce. But maybe she'll be able to get back to even by making a bet with the governor of Delaware on the EWU Eagles game next month.


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