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Prime Minister Harper, President Obama place their bet for Canada vs. U.S.

Feb 20, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper listens as President Barack Obama speaks to North American business, civil society and education leaders in Toluca, Mexico Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, before the seventh trilateral North American Leaders Summit Meeting. This year's theme is “North American Competitiveness.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) AP

It’s not unusual for politicians to place a friendly wager on a major sporting event.

For example, when the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings faced each other in the 2013 Western Conference finals, the Mayors of their respective cities put a lot of food on the line ranging from Italian beef sandwiches to Hollenbeck Burritos. For the Stanley Cup Final, the Governors of Massachusetts and Illinois decided that the losing state leader would work at a food bank.

When it comes to the Olympics though, the stakes are higher, so naturally U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper have set the terms ahead of the upcoming gold medal game between Canada and America in women’s hockey and semifinals contest on the men’s side.

So what are two of the most powerful men in the world laying on the line ahead of what’s sure to be a pair of classic games between their nations?

Well…it’s definitely something.

They don’t specify what type of beer it is, so perhaps it’s rare beer brewed within deep underground lairs. Carefully constructed over the lives of several generations of scientists, father to son, mother to daughter. Beer that has never been exposed to the light of the sun. A new level of beverage that has yet to touch a human’s tongue.

Until now.

  1. jhaegs - Feb 20, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Gonna be some Colt 45’s flowin’ in the Whitehouse! 🍻

    • skr213 - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      Because Canada would send Obama Colt 45? I don’t think you understood the bet at all. Nothing quite as good as an attempted racist comment that just came out stupid.

      • ibieiniid - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:25 PM

        i’ve never seen a racist comment that didn’t come out stupid.

      • jhaegs - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:48 PM

        That’s my drink of choice… what are you implying here?

      • jhaegs - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:55 PM

        Also, why should the losing team get to pick the beer for the winner? Not sure if Obama is down with maple syrup or moosepiss flavored beer.

        Oh I’m sorry, PC officer, was that offensive? Must be French-Canadian with that thin skin…

      • ibieiniid - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:25 PM

        not offensive, just f***ing stupid.

      • jhaegs - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:32 PM

        My bad, I forgot this was such a serious topic…

      • kaptaanamerica - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:44 PM

        You sound like a dip jag… Ur no comedian that’s for sure…

      • jhaegs - Feb 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM

        And YOU suck at spelling “captain”…

      • skr213 - Feb 20, 2014 at 3:12 PM

        jhaegs, I don’t know if you’re 10 years old or what, but yes that’s how these bets work. If US wins, then Canada sends a case of some CANADIAN beer. If Canada wins, the US sends a case of AMERICAN beer. I’m not a PC Officer, your joke was just stupid.

      • c9castine - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM

        so let me follow the stereotype flow chart here…

        if your making racist remarks about what kind of beer obama would drink, that must mean you drink coors light.

      • barkar942 - Feb 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM

        Well- this turned into a fun thread!

      • blomfeld - Feb 20, 2014 at 10:20 PM

        YES WE CAN !!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

        Friends, I just ‘got off the phone’ with my creator, here on the eve of this epic and historic battle … and the following is a recap of the minutes from our conversation …

        – Obama is ‘cool’ and does America proud !

        – Harper is an ‘effective’ albeit ‘namby-pamby leader

        – Jonathan Quick is ‘cool’ and will make America proud ! … so will Dustin Brown !

        – there ‘probably’ exists a correlation between Crosby and a Dairy Queen sundae ?

        – Elvis is fantastic ! … Justin Bieber is a sad and ‘talentless’ joke

        – tomorrow could end up being ‘New Orleans 1814′ Part 2 ?

        GO USA GO !!!!!!!!! … and God speed America, the House of Blomfeld :)

  2. nightfireop - Feb 20, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    nah, it’s prolly just gonna be something simple like umm….a case of bud light.

  3. purpleguy - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    If the USA loses, we have to take Rob Ford — if the USA wins, Canada takes the Kardashians.

    • jhaegs - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:11 AM

      AND they have to take Bieber back… or Russia can have him, I don’t care.

      • ibieiniid - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:27 PM

        maybe we can get the 3fer and send Miley Cyrus to the Sweden/Finland winner.

      • seahawks19081 - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:22 PM

        Let’s give them Obama too.

      • purpleguy - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM

        Good point, I forgot about Bieber — send him to the gulag with the Russian hockey team.

    • govtminion - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM

      Damn, you’re playing for big money here. I like it! :D

    • Lupy Nazty Philthy - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM

      There has to be a border town we can send all these people to… and then Nuke.

  4. dangeruss3 - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Better than th iPod Obama gave the queen a few years ago lol

  5. thecheeman - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Obama should have bet for a carton of cigs

    • lidstrom5 - Feb 20, 2014 at 6:49 PM

      why there 13 bucks a pack up north :P

  6. jetspackers - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Loser has to keep Justin Bieber

  7. nightfireop - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    if usa wins, bieber gets permanently banned from the US, if canada wins……-dang- his us citizenship is re…*sigh*…reinstated… :-\

  8. wtfkwp - Feb 20, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    No LaBatt’s accepted.

  9. jetspackers - Feb 20, 2014 at 12:03 PM

  10. westinpat - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Is Yuengling Obama’s choice?

  11. jcmeyer10 - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Obama: if we win we get your single payer health care system!

  12. kaptaanamerica - Feb 20, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    If Canada wins, they get the Alaskan pan handle. If U.S. wins, they get Toronto. It’s a win for Canadians either way…

  13. djshnooks - Feb 20, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    We already have Rob Ford, he’s in Jersey…and his name is Chris Christie.

  14. 50milessouthofdetroit - Feb 20, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    too bad the bet wasn’t “the loser must resign”

  15. capsrockva - Feb 20, 2014 at 9:01 PM

    Obama owes Harper 1 case so far Hopefully, Harper returns the case tommorow

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