Final Four 2012: Mayors Of Louisville And Lexington Place Friendly Wager Before Clash

A lot has been made of the Final Four matchup between the in-state rival Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals, two teams that face off every year. There's no love lost between these two schools and the cities of Louisville and Lexington, Ky., either, and the mayors of the respective cities have made a friendly wager on the game.

While giving each other gifts of a Bourbon nature, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray bet that whoever's team loses Saturday would have to wear the others' colors at the championship game Monday night. Obviously, this doesn't compare to when the mayor of Pittsburgh literally changed his name from Luke Ravenstahl to Luke Steelerstahl before a Steelers-Ravens playoff game, but it's cute and will likely be humiliating for the loser.

The two politicians also traded some light-hearted trash talk — Fischer said he hoped the Woodford Reserve Bourbon gift he gave Gray would help him "start medicating" once the Wildcats lost to the Cardinals, for example — before getting down to some boring political meeting.

For more on the Wildcats, check out A Sea Of Blue. For news and updates on their opponent in the Final Four, head to Card Chronicle.

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