USA Today called White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs a "good sport," as he wore a Canadian Hockey Jersey during his briefing Friday morning, honoring the terms of a bet he lost over the Olympic Hockey Game between Canada and the U.S. last month.
Gibbs said he would wear a Canadian jersey to a news briefing if the Canadians won, and Dmitri Soudas, spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, would wear the U.S. jersey if the Americans won. Obviously Team Canada won.
The jersey featured the name "Gibbs" on the back, but bore the number 39, the number of Team USA goalie Ryan Miller, who was named the tournaments Most Valuable Player, Google News said. Although he wore the Canadian jersey to the brief, Gibbs pulled off the jersey shortly after the brief started to reveal a classic blue and white Team USA jersey.
President Barack Obama also made a bet over the game with Harper, in which the losing leader would have to give the other a case of beer, Google News said.
"We have instructed our embassy and our ambassador to take one case of Molson Canadian and one case of Yuengling lager (from Pennsylvania) to the prime minister's office today," Gibbs said.