On Saturday morning, Virginia governor Ralph Northam called out North Carolina governor Roy Cooper on Twitter, placing a six-pack of “Virginia’s finest craft beer” on the Virginia Cavaliers as they bid for their third ACC championship against the North Carolina Tar Heels tonight at 8:30 p.m.
We can only assume he meant Devil’s Backbone.
Cooper, who earned both of his degrees from UNC, responded by upping the ante and putting two six-packs on the line.
Northam, a native of the Eastern Shore, got his Bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Military Institute before going on to the Eastern Virginia Medical School.
This isn’t the first time a Virginia governor has made such a wager. Before the Hoos took on the Michigan State Spartans in the Sweet 16 four years ago, then-governor Terry McAuliffe bet a Virginia ham on the Cavaliers, while Michigan governor Rick Snyder promised a cherry pie if UVA were to come out on top.
(The Twitter accounts apparently don’t change from governor-to-governor.)
Here’s hoping this one ends just a bit differently.