Jan 28 2013
California Senators Respond to Challenge from Senators Mikulski and Cardin as 49ers Prepare to Take on Ravens
Washington, D.C. – California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer made a bet today 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.
The letter from the Maryland Senators is here. The following is the letter in response from the California Senators:
January 28, 2013
The Honorable Barbara Mikulski
503 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
The Honorable Ben Cardin
509 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC, 20510
Dear Senator Mikulski and Senator Cardin:
We were happy to receive your letter and are delighted to join in a wager on Super Bowl XLVII. 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.
For more than 60 years, 49er fans have celebrated the incredible accomplishments of this storied franchise, including five Super Bowl titles. Today, our team continues this tradition of excellence under reigning NFL Coach of the Year Jim Harbaugh and talented athletes who play with grit and heart, from our explosive young quarterback Colin Kaepernick and powerhouse running back Frank Gore to a hard-nosed defensive unit that is the envy of the entire league.
Of course, San Francisco sports fans have had many opportunities to cheer on our teams in championship games in recent years. In fact, after the San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers in the World Series in October, we enjoyed celebrating with Michigan chocolates and wine courtesy of Senators Levin and Stabenow, who were kind enough to make a similar wager. Now we look forward to once again enjoying the spoils of victory, and we can’t wait to sample savory Maryland crab cakes, Baltimore beer and Berger Cookies after the 49ers complete their quest for a sixth title.
In return, we are proud to bet some delicious Dungeness crab, Napa Valley wine, San Francisco’s finest 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.
We look forward to meeting with you after the Super Bowl to toast two great football teams – and especially the Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers!
United States Senator
United States Senator