A win for the Cheeseheads

A CUTE little story from Kim Janssen, the former Camden New Journal journalist now doing great things at the Chicago Sun Times, over there. The governors of Illinois and Wisconsin had a bet over an American football match involving the teams from their states. The Chicago Bears lost to the Green Bay Packers – and as a forfeit Illinois governor Pat Quinn had to work in a shop for a morning wearing a ‘hated green and yellow’ Packers shirt. (Note: fans of Green Bay are called ‘cheeseheads’ because there’s lots of cheese in Wisconsin or something; the perfect licence for Kim to fairly call governor Scott Walker ‘a Republican cheesehead’.)

When peace is properly guaranteed in north London – and we can get back to arguing over Arsenal and Spurs matches, let’s have Gooner Jeremy Corbyn from Islington and Spurs cheerleader David Lammy from Haringey set up a similar bet for the derby match in October. I’d love to see Mr Lammy stacking shelves in red and white.

1 Comment on A win for the Cheeseheads

  1. David Boothroyd // August 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm //

    Before the Beijing Olympics the British and Australian sports ministers had a bet over which country would finish higher in the medal tables. Britain finished fourth and Australia sixth so the Australian Sports Minister had to do the forfeit of wearing British colours to a sporting event. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7548855.stm

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