Robert Gibbs Loses Bet Video: Wears Team Canada Hockey Jersey
Robert Gibbs Loses Bet, Wears Team Canada Hockey Jersey: White House Press Secretary Honors Wager.
Robert Gibbs, the White House Press Secretary, was wearing the red and white Team Canada Hockey Jersey during his daily media briefing today in Washington.
Robert Gibbs lost the bet with his Canadian counterpart, a bet he made during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
"I am a little warm," joked Gibbs, who lost a pair of friendly wagers with Dimitri Soudas, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's spokesman, on the Olympic hockey finals.
Gibbs initially pledged to wear a Canadian jersey to an off-camera briefing after picking the U.S. women's team to win gold, then went double or nothing with Soudas on the men's final – and lost again.
Gibbs was wearing number 39 on his Team Canada jersey - a nod to Canadian goalie Roberto Luongo but to American goaltender Ryan Miller who wears number 39.
In addition the White House will send a case of Molson Canadian and a case U.S. of micro-beer.
Soudas issued a statement during the Gibbs briefing.
"We're both proud of our respective countries and our athletes, hence the friendly wagers," Soudas said.
"Good friends can make a bet for beers, or to wear each other's jerseys. That said, it's always a smart idea to bet on Canada."