LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) -- Everyone's ramped up for tomorrow's game, none more so than Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Clemson Mayor J.C. Cook. Their wager? Bourbon.
Mayor Fischer is putting a collection of bottles from Louisville distilleries on the line, including bottles from Angel's Envy, Old Forester, Evan Williams, Mitchter's, Kentucky Peerless, Bulleit Bourbon, Rabbit Hole, and Jim Beam. Mayor Cook is staking a bottle of Six & Twenty from a South Carolina distillery owned by Clemson alumni.
"Its five-grain bourbon is made with all South Carolina grown grains," Mayor Cook said. “As mayor of Clemson, I am proud to say both our football team and our South Carolina bourbon will bring their A-game to the table."
Clemson has won all three matchups against UofL since they joined the ACC but Mayor Fischer isn't ready to give up his extensive wager.
“I may just save it to celebrate when our quarterback, Lamar Jackson, wins his second Heisman,” he said.
Both mayors are excited for the game, which has brought ESPN's Game Time back to Louisville for the second time.
This rivalry “has become one of the most exciting rivalries in football, and it’s so great to see how the Louisville fans welcome us with such hospitality,” Mayor Cook said. “We may have to start naming this the Friendly Bowl.”