Mikulski, Cardin make Super Bowl bet with Ca. senators

Washington, D.C. -  

California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein made a bet Monday with Maryland Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin on the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans on February 3.

Senators Boxer and Feinstein responded to a letter from the Maryland Senators, who challenged them to a bet and vowed that the Ravens would "stomp" the NFC Champion 49ers and that "[w]hile the 49ers may come in red and gold, they'll be seeing nothing but purple when they leave!"

The California Senators responded, "We have full confidence that the San Francisco 49ers will strike gold - and the Baltimore Ravens will flutter away in defeat - as we claim our sixth Super Bowl title."

The Maryland Senators are wagering some Baltimore favorites - Faidley's crab cakes, Berger cookies and Heavy Seas beer - along with a can of one of Baltimore's favorite hair sprays from Senator Mikulski. In return, Senators Boxer and Feinstein are betting a San Francisco feast: Dungeness crab, Napa Valley wine, sourdough bread and a selection of Northern California cheeses.

"We feel that it is only fitting that crab is on the menu since you are likely to be feeling very crabby after a tough loss by your Ravens," Senators Boxer and Feinstein wrote.

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