Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn paid off his bet with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer in a very public display of humiliation, after the University of Central Florida bested the University of South Florida in a thrilling 49-42 gridiron victory last week.
Buckhorn wrapped himself in a UCF flag before it was hoisted above Tampa’s Old City Hall Thursday morning. And he fulfilled his “War on I-4” challenge with a case of locally brewed Cigar City beer and a box of Arturo Fuente cigars.
“Mayor Buckhorn is a great sport! And he looks good in black and gold!” Dyer tweeted.
If USF had won, Dyer would have had to hoist the Bull’s flag over Orlando’s City Hall and gifted Buckhorn with beer from Orlando Brewing along with a “cornhole” board from Victory Tailgate.
Not to be outdone, UCF had a little fun with the Buckhorn’s dirge-like video by doing a remix that, shall we say, put a decidedly upbeat spin on Tampa’s loss.
— By Jim Turner and Dara Kam.