SALEM, OR -- Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has made a friendly wager with North Carolina’s Secretary of State, ahead of Saturday’s NCAA Final Four game between the Ducks and Tar Heels.
"The Ducks are on a roll and have what it takes to go all the way," Richardson said in a statement. "The Tar Heels may be a tough team, but we've got Coach Altman, the skill, dedication and teamwork of our players, and our secret weapon - the Ducks uniform. I'm confident we will pull out another 'W' in Arizona. This Saturday, all of Oregon needs to channel the Ducks' mantra - 'Sometimes you, sometimes me. ALWAYS US' -- and cheer our Ducks on to victory."
If Oregon loses - which Richardson calls "unlikely" - he will send Secretary Elaine Marshall a case of Crater Lake Soda, a box of Saint Cupcake cupcakes, and assorted cheeses from Rogue and Tillamook creameries. Marshall has wagered a bottle of Covington Gourmet Vodka and a pot of North Carolina peanuts.
Loser also must wear the jersey of the winning team for a full workday.