The NHL's Stanley Cup championship series begins tonight and it's something of a broadcaster's dream. The New York Rangers take on the Los Angeles Kings, and the clash of teams from the top two TV markets should be good for ratings.
Plus, it's a pretty rare match up. There hasn't been a New York vs. L.A. championship in any major sport in more than 30 years. Last time, the Dodgers beat the Yankees in baseball's World Series in 1981.
So it seems appropriate that the Governors of both states would place a friendly bet on the outcome of the game. Though, what California Gov. Jerry Brown and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have at stake is, well, pretty lame.
Nevertheless, if you want to join in on the fun, here's what you'll need (and what it will cost you) to make your very own gift basket should you lose to your rival coast:
California Shopping List
- California: A History by Kevin Starr, Cost: $11.70
- Lundberg Organic Lightly Salted Brown Rice Cakes, Cost: $3.99
New York Shopping List
-Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Wing Sauce, Cost: $3.99
-Vidal Blanc Ice Wine from the Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, Cost: $49.95
-Vidal Blanc Ice Wine from the Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Cost: $43.00
-Lupo's Original Endicott Style Spiedie Marinade, Cost: $3.49
-Gianelli Hot Italian Sausage, Cost: $4.50
-Sammy and Annie Foods' Riggie Pasta Sauce Starter, Cost: $10.00
-Parker Family Maple Farm's Pure New York Maple Syrup, Cost: $7.50 for a pint
-Saratoga Chips, Cost: $18.53
-Fishkill Farms' Apples: $10.00
-Make My Cake's Red Velvet Cupcakes: $36 for a dozen
-Braun Seafood Company's Long Island Oysters: $8.95 for a dozen