Florida, Alabama governors make friendly national championship wager

BCS 2014 FSU and Auburn
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley followed the tradition of a friendly wager between governors over the outcome of the BCS National Championship Game.

Monday’s game pits the Florida State Seminoles against the Auburn Tigers for the national college football title. If Florida State wins, Bentley will pay up with a gallon of Toomer’s Lemonade, and if Auburn wins, Scott will send a fresh Florida Key Lime Pie from Kermit’s in Key West, according to a statement from Scott’s office.

“Florida is the nation’s premier state for football,” Scott said in the statement. “Florida State has had a great undefeated season, and I look forward to an exciting game and some ice cold lemonade from Toomer’s. Go Noles.”

Bentley accepted the challenge, using the opportunity to brag on his state.

“I am pleased to join my good friend Governor Rick Scott in this friendly football wager,” Bentley said in the statement. “I am looking forward to a great game between the Auburn Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles in the national championship. Both teams have worked hard all year and deserve to play for the national title. The crystal trophy has been in the State of Alabama for the last four years, and I expect it will remain in Alabama.  I hope to enjoy a slice of Governor Scott’s key lime pie to celebrate Auburn’s national championship win.”

The Bowl Championship Series game will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., at 8:30 p.m. Monday. It will be televised on ESPN.

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