Lame Bets Come from California

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Every championship matchup brings a friendly wager between the governors and/or mayors of the participants’ cities. Before the Super Bowl, New York bet pastrami and Massachusetts went with clam chowder.

But perhaps the lamest bet of them all is that between California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick for the NBA Finals.

Come on, Ahnold. That’s all you’ve got?

If the Celtics win, Schwarzenegger has promised to donate locally grown California food and beverages to a charity of Patrick’s choice.

As the headline helpfully points out, Schwarzenegger essentially wagered lettuce. And while we’re sure the states our great local teams have defeated are sick of sucking down Legal Seafoods clam chowder, at least that’s a proper meal, not rabbit food.

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2008/06/06/lame-bets-come-from-california/