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Neely2005 03-01-2010 09:15 AM

President Obama owes Prime Minister Harper a case of Molson Canadian
 
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OTTAWA - For Prime Minister Stephen Harper, there was more riding on Sunday's hockey game than just national pride in his favourite sport.

There was also a case of Molson Canadian.

Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama each wagered a case of beer on the outcome of the Olympic men's hockey final. Now that Canada has won, Obama owes Harper a case of Canadian. If the U.S. had won, Harper would have owed Obama a case of Yuengling beer.

Harper congratulated the Canadian men’s team in the locker room after the game, his press secretary Dimitri Soudas said in an email.

“We’re really proud of you all. You’ve done a great job on behalf of the country, not just this gold, which we all wanted so bad, but 14 gold, an Olympic record for any country in the Winter Olympics. Congratulations,” Harper told the team.

Both leaders chose symbolic brews. Molson is North America's oldest brewery, founded in 1786 by John Molson. Molson Canadian is also an official supplier to the Vancouver Olympics and is known for its TV ads that play up

nationalism over Canadian favourites like hockey, winter, and summers at the cottage. The company merged with U.S.-owned Coors in 2005.

Yuengling is the oldest brewery in the U.S. and was founded in Pennsylvania in 1829.

Soudas made his own bet with his U.S. counterpart, Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs. The two had initially bet on the women's final when Canada beat the U.S. 2-0. Gibbs was to wear a Canadian hockey jersey for the first 15 minutes of a media briefing, but Soudas and Gibbs decided to go another round over the men's gold medal game. The men's team win confirms Gibbs will have to don the red and white sweater.

“Well. I've always thought that the colours of red, white and....That's it. Just red and white bring out the colour of Robert's eyes,” Soudas said in the e-mail.

“I'll be sending Robert a Team Canada jersey to remember and cherish for the rest of his life the closest friendship between any two countries in the world.”

http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Olympics/2...59531-qmi.html

Ironslave 03-01-2010 09:17 AM

he will have no problem spending taxpayer money on it.

Cory Trevor 03-01-2010 09:17 AM

at least Obama drinks Yuengling's.

Tombernack 03-01-2010 09:18 AM

The USA's debt just keeps getting bigger, eh? :sarcasm:

lorwood 03-01-2010 09:20 AM

Molson is swill!

SAMUAL ADAMS BOSTON LARGER

Neely2005 03-01-2010 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by lorwood (Post 24195331)
Molson is swill!

SAMUAL ADAMS BOSTON LARGER

I don't like Sam Adams Boston Lager/Ale or Molson Canadian. They're both pretty terrible.

Extra Texture 03-01-2010 09:31 AM

I am glad to hear Obie is going for some Yuengling after opting for Bud Light in the "Beer Summit"

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Originally Posted by Tombernack (Post 24195307)
The USA's debt just keeps getting bigger, eh? :sarcasm:

Nice one :laugh:

Epoch 03-01-2010 09:51 AM

Molson sucks.

:)

Matt714* 03-01-2010 09:54 AM

Why do they have to buy beer produced in their own respective countries ?

So much for free trade.

Mant* 03-01-2010 10:05 AM

Nothing says "congratulations" like a case of some of the worst beer the world has to offer.

Ralonzo 03-01-2010 10:49 AM

Sadly, that would be one the higher-caliber gifts presented so far to a foreign leader.

Minister of Offence 03-01-2010 10:53 AM

Anyone actually think Lame-o Harper's gonna drink em???

:laugh:

Too much work to catch up on, eh Steve.

Minister of Offence 03-01-2010 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Mant (Post 24196010)
Nothing says "congratulations" like a case of some of the worst beer the world has to offer.

Your right. It went down all too smooth last night.

Harper's more of a Stella only on New Years type of dude.

danishh 03-01-2010 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Minister of Offence (Post 24196855)
Anyone actually think Lame-o Harper's gonna drink em???

:laugh:

Too much work to catch up on, eh Steve.

at least he's allowed...
what was obama going to do with his beers? have one a day?

Francesa 03-01-2010 11:42 AM

I heard Robert Gibbs had to wear a Canada jersey or something. Lol

Mr Lahey* 03-01-2010 11:50 AM

That's nothing compared to the 13 trillion he owes Mao

fronkjonk* 03-01-2010 11:51 AM

Molson merged with Coors?

Molson was not bought out by Coors making our oldest brewery the oldest American owned brewery with the name Canadian?

Ha. Atleast we got Labatt:help:

Norm MacDonald 03-01-2010 11:53 AM

**** That ****! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

fronkjonk* 03-01-2010 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Lahey (Post 24197998)
That's nothing compared to the 13 trillion he owes Mao

:handclap: I laughed

Eukaryote 03-01-2010 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by lorwood (Post 24195331)
Molson is swill!

SAMUAL ADAMS BOSTON LARGER

I agree with you there. Samual Adams is the only decent American beer. It's very good. Right up there with our best.

rye&ginger 03-01-2010 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Eukaryote (Post 24198113)
I agree with you there. Samual Adams is the only decent American beer. It's very good. Right up there with our best.

USA has tonnes of great craft brews. Big brands, sure Sam Adams might be the better ones.

Ralonzo 03-01-2010 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Eukaryote (Post 24198113)
I agree with you there. Samual Adams is the only decent American beer. It's very good. Right up there with our best.

Ahem.

djpatm 03-01-2010 12:42 PM

Might as well send him filtered water...

Worst beer on the planet. Followed by the rest of the major north american breweries.

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Originally Posted by Minister of Offence (Post 24197325)
Harper's more of a Stella only on New Years type of dude.

Mmm... Stella. :bow:

lorwood 03-01-2010 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Norm MacDonald (Post 24198053)
**** That ****! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

Blue Velvet great reference.

"Here's To Ben!"

The Man in White 03-01-2010 04:13 PM

Rush Limbaugh says its Obama's fault Team USA lost yesterday.

True story.


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