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Apples or Hot Sauce? Minneapolis and Phoenix mayors place friendly wagers over Western Conference Finals Series

Published on September 22, 2011

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Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the WNBA Western Conference Finals between the Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury.

Mayor Rybak is putting up SweeTango apples from Pepin Heights Orchards in Lake City, Minnesota against a basket from Phoenix Mayor Gordon with Arizona-made hot sauces and salsas.

“We know it’s going to be a good series,” said Rybak, “these two teams played the highest-scoring game in WNBA history against each other this season, but the Lynx are tough competitors and I’m confident that Minnesota’s women hoopsters will carry the day.”

The series begins tonight at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

“I look forward to trying Arizona’s best hot sauces,” ribbed Rybak, “and I’m only sorry for Mayor Gordon that he won’t get to taste our delicious Minnesota apples.”

“Minnesota won an impressive number of basketball games this year, but they need two more and won’t get them,” said Gordon. “Phoenix has the edge because Phoenix has the Mercury. I’ll make that bet all day long — while eating their wonderful apples.”


 

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