Typically well-dressed Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley must don a hideous looking Wisconsin Badgers sweatshirt at the next commissioner’s meeting if the TCU Horned Frogs happen to get whupped in the Rose Bowl.
Whitley wagered with Wisconsin Dane County Executive Scott McDonell that the Frogs will beat the Badgers on New Year’s Day.
There’s also a case of beer at stake — Whitley put up a case of “Texas-made Shiner Bock,” according to a just-received press release
“We are so proud of our TCU Horned Frogs and what they achieved,” he said in the release.
Whitley missed an opportunity to spread some pride and joy on another hometown success story — Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.
Rahr beats Shiner Bock any day of the week, and it’s brewed right here in our own backyard.
I called Dane County to ask what kind of beer they’d be sending to Tarrant County in case the Badgers lost. McDonnel’s chief of staff Topf Wells (yes, that first name is spelled correctly) said they’d send a case from Capital Brewery.
“It’s obviously in Dane County, in Middleton, a community just outside of Madison,” he said. “It’s a completely local brewery. Their beers are very well thought of, very popular in Wisconsin and the upper Midwest.”
The Madison area is rich with breweries. McDonnel had to choose just one, and he chose Capital.
Fort Worth, on the other hand, only has two breweries — Rahr and Miller Brewing Co.
Rahr would have been my choice.
Can we put this on the commissioner’s agenda, please?