Senators bet wine, roses on outcome of Rose Bowl

Updated: December 27, 2005, 2:30 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Wine and flowers are on the line in a bet over the outcome of the Rose Bowl.

Top-ranked USC will face No. 2 Texas on Jan. 4 in Pasadena, Calif.

The friendly wager is between Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Hutchison is a University of Texas graduate and former cheerleader for the Longhorns.

If USC wins, she'll send Feinstein a bottle of Texas wine and a bouquet of red roses.

"The Longhorns will stampede USC and return home as national champions," Hutchinson said.

If Texas wins, Feinstein will send Hutchison a bottle of California wine and a bouquet of yellow roses.

"The yellow rose of Texas will turn cardinal and gold after the Trojans get through with the Longhorns," Feinstein said.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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