April 11th, 2013
08:49 AM ET
10 years ago

Game on: Kerry wins Canadian bet

(CNN) – Secretary of State John Kerry will return home from his international trip with some Canadian beer—a full case of it, at that.

Kerry waged a friendly bet via Twitter with his Canadian counterpart John Baird, saying the United States women’s team would beat Canada’s team in Tuesday’s women’s world hockey championship.

The challenge was accepted.

In a close game, the American team ended up besting their neighbors to the North by one goal, with the final score being 3-2.

Beaming with Twitter pride, Kerry responded.

When Kerry and Baird met Thursday at the G8 in London, the Canadian foreign minister handed over his lot.

“We're very very happy,” Kerry said, according to pool reports. He praised both teams and hailed Baird as “a man of his word.”

“I want to make sure everybody in America knows we're not going to go drink this now,” Kerry joked.

The other beer mentioned in Baird’s wager, Beau's All Natural, will be delivered a future date, the pool report stated. The brewery made a custom label for the bet.

As the two men departed the room, Kerry said he looked forward to seeing Baird again.

“Absolutely. When the Senators beat the Bruins,” Baird responded, referring to the men’s hockey teams from Ottawa and Boston, respectively.

“You don't learn do you,” the former senator from Massachusetts replied.

“We're going to get it eventually,” Baird said.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    I put my money on Boston.

    April 11, 2013 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- TAKE BACK THE HOUSE

    Go U.S.A.!!! I wonder who Sen. Rafael Ted Cruz cheered for. You know he's a Canadian at heart.

    April 11, 2013 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- TAKE BACK THE HOUSE

    What great diplomatic relations.

    April 11, 2013 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Cheers SoS Kerry!! Not a beer drinker myself but I do enjoy winning friendly bets.

    April 11, 2013 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  5. plain&simple

    Maybe congress could take lessons on how to conduct themselves from these two politicians!!!

    April 11, 2013 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  6. WiredweirdinSF

    So glad this horse face loser is having fun at the taxpayers expense. Has he paid any taxes on his yacht yet, or is that only for Republicans to pay? Another corrupt hyocrite from the democrat libeals.

    April 11, 2013 10:07 am at 10:07 am |