No one thought Cinderella teams Butler or Virginia Commonwealth
University (VCU) would face each other in the NCAA Final Four, and to
celebrate, the governors of their respective states are placing a
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) (pictured here) has agreed to send Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) a Virginia hand-cured country ham if the Butler Bulldogs win and make it to the championship game. But if VCU wins, Daniels will give McDonnell a "selection of duck products including a fully roasted half duck," from a Hoosier State farm.
"I love the VCU story. If they somehow find a way to get past Butler, I'm for them," Daniels said in a statement.
“Both VCU and Butler are top-flight universities,
on and off the court. While I echo Governor Daniels in noting that I
love the Butler story, I part ways with my friend on the desired outcome
of this game,” responded McDonnell.