College Sports

Fort Worth Mayor Makes Friendly Rose Bowl Bet

Quarterback Andy Dalton of the TCU Horned Frogs celebrates after TCU beat the Air Force Falcons 38-7 at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Quarterback Andy Dalton of the TCU Horned Frogs celebrates after TCU beat the Air Force Falcons 38-7 at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The TCU Horned Frogs (ranked 3, 12-0) take on the Wisconsin Badgers (ranked 5, 11-1) this Saturday in Pasadena, California at the Rose Bowl, and Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief has extended a friendly wager to his Madison counterpart in a show of support for his hometown team.

Moncrief is already wearing his purple with pride and, if the unbeaten Horned Frogs win the football game on New Year’s Day, then Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will be wearing some purple as well. Cieslewicz has agreed to put on a TCU jersey and cap at the next Madison City Council meeting.

Likewise, should the Big Ten champion Badgers be victorious, Moncrief will be wearing a Wisconsin jersey and cap at the next Fort Worth City Council meeting.

Not only that, but Moncrief has also agreed to send a pair of Justin cowboy boots, made here in Fort Worth, to Cieslewicz should the Badgers win. If the Horned Frogs get a win, the Madison mayor will send Moncrief a Wisconsin-made Trek Allant bicycle – but colored in Badger red and white.

“Fort Worth is proud of everything Coach Gary Patterson and the TCU football team have accomplished this year, and we want to show our support in every way possible,” Moncrief said in a statement. “We know that Madison is as proud of their Wisconsin team, and will back the Badgers with as much fervor as the TCU fans back the Frogs.”