POLITICS

Tory leader Tim Hudak makes friendly football wager with journalists

09/11/2011 04:55 EDT | Updated 11/11/2011 05:12 EST
TORONTO - Tim Hudak is betting he'll win more than voters' hearts over the next few weeks.

The Ontario Progressive Conservative leader has made a friendly football wager with journalists covering his election campaign.

The side that picks the fewest winning teams through the first few weeks of the NFL season leading up to Oct. 6 election will make a $100 donation to the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto.

The reporters were hard at work Sunday morning, poring over odds as they made their picks.

Sunday was the first full slate of games in the 2011 NFL season.

A die-hard NFL fan, Hudak is a former Buffalo Bills season ticket holder.

But he didn't bet with his heart Sunday, picking the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the Bills in their season-opener.

"7-0 Bills (first touchdown of the game) — this is what I get for picking against my team! #karma," Hudak tweeted after Buffalo took an early lead.

The Bills went on to hammer the Chiefs 41-7.