Minneapolis, Atlanta mayors make friendly wager on WNBA finals

The mayors of Minneapolis and Atlanta are proud of their WNBA teams and in celebration placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the best-of-five series between their teams.

Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed agreed to put up a season’s worth of fresh produce from local farms. Mayor Rybak is wagering SweeTango apples from Pepin Heights Orchards in Lake City, Minnesota against Mayor Reed’s wager of peaches from Farmer D Organics Garden Center in Atlanta.

“The Lynx are just three wins away from bringing the championship home to Minneapolis, and we as a city are united in cheering them on as they close out an exciting and historic season,” said Ryback. “And we’ve had good luck with SweeTango apples so far, too, so I’m sticking with them as well.”

Kasim retorted.

“Mayor Rybak knows that there is more than one way to skin a cat, so we’ll put up our peaches against their apples any day,” said Kasim. “The Atlanta Dream are on a hot streak right now, winning all but three games since August 13. They have just three more wins before they bring home the championship.

“The city of Atlanta congratulates our Dream Team for being the 2011 Eastern Conference Champions,” he continued. “We are with them all the way.”.

Mayor Rybak countered, “If Mayor Reed thinks he’s going to get to taste our apples, he’s really Dreaming.”

The series begins Sunday night at the City of Minneapolis-owned Target Center.

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