Mayor Rybak, Phoenix Mayor Gordon Place Friendly Wager over Lynx Playoff Series

Minnesota apples vs. Arizona hot sauce at stake as Minnesota Lynx meet Phoenix Mercury in second round of WNBA playoffs

September 22, 2011 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon today placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the WNBA Western Conference finals between the Minneapolis-based Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury. The series begins tonight at the City of Minneapolis-owned Target Center.

Mayor Rybak is putting up SweeTango® apples from Pepin Heights Orchards inLake City,Minnesota against a basket from Phoenix Mayor Gordon with Arizona-made hot sauces and salsas.

Mayor Rybak said, “We know it’s going to be a good series: these two teams played the highest-scoring game in WNBA history against each other this season, but the Lynx are tough competitors and I’m confident that Minnesota’s women hoopsters will carry the day.

“I look forward to tryingArizona’s best hot sauces and I’m only sorry for Mayor Gordon that he won’t get to taste our delicious Minnesota apples.”

“Minnesota won an impressive number of basketball games this year, but they need two more and won’t get them,” said Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. “Phoenix has the edge because Phoenix has the Mercury.  I’ll make that bet all day long — while eating their wonderful apples.”


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