Obama bets cases of beer with Canada's Prime Minister over hockey games
The United States and Canada are on the proverbial collision course on the hockey rink in both the men's and women's divisions. And since the world would probably look unfavorably on the U.S. invading Canada, the leaders of both nations have resorted to a more sporting form of settling disputes: a gentleman's wager.
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Steven Harper have bet a case of beer on each game. "For a very brief period of time, I may not feel as warm towards Canadians as I normally do, at least until those matches are over," Obama told Harper while both were at a leaders' meeting in Mexico on Thursday.
The leaders announced the bet on Twitter:
.@pmharper and I bet on the women's and men's US-Canada hockey games. Winner gets a case of beer for each game. #GoTeamUSA! -bo
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 20, 2014
I'm betting @barackobama one case of Canadian beer per hockey game this week. #teamusa is good, but #WeAreWinter. #GoCanadaGo @WhiteHouse
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) February 20, 2014
In 2010, Obama sent a case of Yuengling to Canada. This time around, Obama will be putting up cases of the White House's homebrewed Honey Porter. Here's the recipe:
Home brewed White House beer that @barackobama is putting on the line for Canada bet (H/T @anncompton) pic.twitter.com/dvejkGB8fl
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) February 20, 2014
We shall see whether that nectar ends up in the hands of those filthy Canadians. But while beer is a nice bet, it's not the one we really wanted. To wit, a simple premise:
U.S. wins, Canada keeps Justin Bieber. Forever. Who's with me?
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