Here are the bets from the big Bears-Saints game on Sunday.
Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Barack Obama bet some sweet home Chicago food--deep dish pizza, for example.
Louisiana Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter bet regional food.
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joint release from the senators...
ILLINOIS, LOUISIANA SENATORS WAGER ON SAINTS-BEARS GAME
Losing team’s Senators to praise victorious team on Senate floor and send winning offices local cuisine.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators representing Illinois and Louisiana today wagered on the NFC Championship Game between the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears, which will be played in Chicago this Sunday. The Senators from the losing team’s state will speak on the Senate floor in praise of the victorious team and deliver traditional cuisine from their state to the winning team’s Senate offices.
“This week, the Saints don’t have a prayer in Chicago -- we’re going to be rooting for Da Bears and cheering them all the way to Miami,” said Sen. Durbin.
“Senator Vitter and I are excited for some Chicago-style pizza after the Saints beat the Bears in Chicago this Sunday,” Sen. Landrieu said. “Like the people of Louisiana, the Saints reflect our state’s vibrant spirit of hope and recovery. This winning Saints season has been an inspiration to us all. We’re proud to be in the NFC title game, and we’ll be proud when the Saints are praised on the Senate floor by our friends from Illinois.”
“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – the Bears are going all the way baby,” Sen. Obama said.
“My colleagues from Illinois should start writing their speeches and ordering the food in advance because the Saints are this year’s team of destiny,” said Sen. Vitter.
The wager will be settled in the weeks following Sunday’s game.