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March 22nd, 2012 By Danny Cross | Sports | Posted In: Basketball

Cincy, Columbus Mayors Bet Ice Cream on UC-Ohio State Game

Hometown favorites at stake when Bearcats and Buckeyes meet in the Sweet 16

sports3Photo: UC Magazine

University of Cincinnati basketball players might not know that much about the history between their program and that of Ohio State University, but Cincinnati's mayor just added another level to the stakes for tonight’s game. Mayor Mark Mallory and Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman have made a friendly bet on the outcome, putting each city’s hometown ice cream on the line.

If Ohio State wins the game — which will take place 9:45 p.m. tonight in Boston — Mallory will send a shipment of Graeter’s to Columbus. Should UC beat OSU and advance to the Elite 8, Coleman will send some of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to Cincinnati.

Mallory has offered supreme confidence that the 6-seeded Bearcats will take down the 2-seed Buckeyes.

“The Cincinnati Bearcats are a great source of pride for the entire city. I’m confident that UC will prevail and march on to the Elite 8,” Mallory said in a news release. “I just hope Mayor Coleman sends enough Jeni’s Ice cream for the entire team.”

When offered the initial wager, Coleman reportedly slammed down his OSU travel coffee mug, then paused to reflect on the heartbreak Buckeye fans felt back in 1961 when UC upset the favored Buckeyes to win the NCAA championship and then defeated OSU in the title game again in 1962. (Just kidding, Coleman was also gracious and nice, releasing his own statement.)

“I want to thank Mayor Mallory for his generous offer of Graeter’s ice cream on behalf of the Bearcats,” Coleman said. “While I do not expect it to be as sweet as the Buckeyes’ victory Thursday night, I’m sure it will be delicious. In fact, I’ll be happy to share some with Mayor Mallory if he’d like to join me next week rooting on the Buckeyes in the Final Four.

 
 
03.22.2012 at 10:13 Reply

Win-Win for the Cincinnati mayor.  I'm a loyal Cincinatian, but Jeni's Ice Cream blows Graeters out of the water.

There's a reason that Jeni's has been written up by everyone from the New York Times to Food & Wine as the best ice cream in America.  Graeters is an above average grocery store brand.

 

03.23.2012 at 01:13 Reply

Whatever you do, DO NOT let Mayor Mallory shoot the basketball.....LOL

 

 
 
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