Ducey wins bet as AZ teams go 3-0 vs. Minnesota

Posted at 10:45 AM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 12:45:50-05

A quirk in the NFL, NHL and NBA schedule resulted in three matchups between Arizona and Minnesota teams over a four-day span: Cardinals vs. Vikings on Thursday, Coyotes vs. Wild on Friday and Suns vs. Timberwolves on Sunday.

As such, Arizona governor Doug Ducey challenged Minnesota governor Mark Dayton to a bet just hours before the Cards and Vikes kicked off Thursday night.

It didn't take long for the Democrat to accept the challenge from his Republican counterpart. 

Ducey quickly earned the upper hand on Dayton when the Cardinals edged out the Vikings 23-20 in Glendale on Thursday. Ducey's victory was secured the following day when the Coyotes rallied to beat the Wild 2-1 in overtime.

And just for good measure, the Suns defeated the T-Wolves 108-101 on Sunday.

Final score: Arizona 3, Minnesota 0.

To be fair, Ducey's teams had home-field/ice/court advantage in all three matchups against the Minnesota squads.

Nonetheless, a bet is a bet -- and now, and on Monday, we learned a Coyotes jersey is en route to the Minnesota state capitol.