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 seasonâ€™s worth of fresh produce from local farms. Mayor Rybak is wagering SweeTango apples from Pepin Heights Orchards in Lake City, Minnesota against Mayor Reedâ€™s wager of peaches from Farmer D Organics Garden Center in Atlanta.
â€œThe 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,â€ said Ryback. â€œAnd weâ€™ve had good luck with SweeTango apples so far, too, so Iâ€™m sticking with them as well.â€
â€œMayor Rybak knows that there is more than one way to skin a cat, so weâ€™ll put up our peaches against their apples any day,â€ said Kasim. â€œThe 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.
â€œThe city of Atlanta congratulates our Dream Team for being the 2011 Eastern Conference Champions,â€ he continued. â€œWe are with them all the way.â€.
Mayor Rybak countered, â€œIf Mayor Reed thinks heâ€™s going to get to taste our apples, heâ€™s really Dreaming.â€
The series begins Sunday night at the City of Minneapolis-owned Target Center.