According to Politico, betting on the Super Bowl is a national tradition among the nation’s politicians, and Super Bowl XLVII is no different. The political news web site revealed on Saturday that there has indeed been some high-profile wagering among some of the nation’s top politicians regarding Sunday’s big game.
Of the most publicized bets thrown down, Democratic Maryland Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin are betting Democratic California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer. Naturally, Mikulski and Cardin are betting that the Baltimore Ravens will defeat the San Francisco 49ers come Sunday.
The wagering made public were of typical fare in such high-profiled bets. Maryland’s Senators Mikulski and Cardin wagered their home-state’s – Maryland’s – crab cakes, Berger cookies, and Heavy Seas beer. California’s Senators Feinstein and Boxer have graciously accepted the wager with Dungeness crabs, Napa Valley wine, and other San Franciscan foods that are considered traditional favorites of the San Francisco area.
In 2012, one of the high-profile bets was between New York Senator Chuck Schumer and New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen - both Democrats - when Shaheen lost and had to provide every U.S. senator with New York's finest craft brew. In that battle, the Giants defeated the Patriots.