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2013 Rose Bowl bet, Stanford vs. Wisconsin: Losing mayor will wear opposing hat at city council meeting

Mayor Yiaway Yeh of Palo Alto, Calif., and mayor Paul Soglin of Madison, Wis., have a bet riding on the 2013 Rose Bowl between the Stanford Cardinal and Wisconsin Badgers.

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With the Stanford Cardinal and Wisconsin Badgers set to meet in the 2013 Rose Bowl game, the mayors of each university's home town have put pride on the line.

Mayor Yiaway Yeh of Palo Alto, Calif., and mayor Paul Soglin of Madison, Wis., have wagered hats, flags and trees on the outcome of the Rose Bowl, according to MercuryNews.com.

The mayor supporting the losing team must wear the winning team's hat during a city council meeting and fly the winning team's flag for a day in January. Furthermore, a tree planting will be done in the winning team's honor in the losing team's home town.

Soglin first reached out to Yeh to suggest the wager, and a final deal was made last week. As Jason Green of MercuryNews.com writes, a Wisconsin win would force Yeh to perform his part of the bet on Jan. 7, which is his final city council meeting in Palo Alto.