Bell delivers hoodie, and birthday cheer
Durham mayor Bill Bell won the annual Duke vs. Carolina basketball bet, thanks to a couple of losses by UNC this season to highly-ranked Duke.
So, Bell traveled the 11 or so miles to Chapel Hill to pay up.
Yep, you heard that right. Pay up.
You see, the winner buys the loser a piece of his team’s athletic gear, which the loser must wear during the entire length of a council meeting.
Bell bought Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt a Duke Blue Devil hoodie, which Kleinschmidt, a UNC alumnus, wore throughout Monday’s meeting, which coincidentally some observers believe broke a record for ending early.
Kleinschmidt also got a bonus gift from his Durham counterpart when Bell led the Town Council in singing happy birthday to Kleinschmidt.