Senators bet wine, roses on outcome of Rose Bowl

WASHINGTON -- Wine and flowers are on the line in a bet over the outcome of the Rose Bowl.

Top-ranked USC will face No. 2 Texas on Jan. 4 in
Pasadena, Calif.

The friendly wager is between Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Hutchison is a University of Texas graduate and former cheerleader for the Longhorns.

If USC wins, she'll send Feinstein a bottle of Texas wine and a bouquet of red roses.

"The Longhorns will stampede USC and return
home as national champions," Hutchinson said.

If Texas wins, Feinstein will send Hutchison a bottle of
California wine and a bouquet of yellow roses.

"The yellow rose of Texas will turn
cardinal and gold after the Trojans get through with the
Longhorns," Feinstein said.