By Justin Sink
With Americans tuned in to a weekend of some of college football's most intense rivalries, lawmakers Saturday tweeted their excitement for a slate of top match ups.
Some lawmakers, like Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), kept their comments neutral for intrastate rivalry games, like the showdown between the Indiana Hooisers and Purdue Boilermakers.
Oaken Bucket game today... Boilers up early.What's everyone's predictions?— Todd Rokita (@ToddRokita) November 24, 2012
The Commonwealth Cup: Virginia vs. Virginia Tech today at Noon at Lane Stadium. Who are you pulling for? ow.ly/fsaP4— Randy Forbes (@Randy_Forbes) November 24, 2012
But politicians in Florida seemed a bit more willing to take sides, with unlikely allies Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) both expressing support for their Florida Gators in a top-10 showdown with the Florida State Seminoles. Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) went as far as to pick an 11-point Florida win.
In South Carolina, Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) also went out on a limb, cheering for Clemson in their cross-state rivalry game with South Carolina.
Go Clemson Tigers!!!!— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) November 24, 2012
Other legislators, like Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) were spared from having to decide between schools that were likely to split their constituents.