Donnelly and former House colleague Rep. Terri SewellTerri SewellA guide to the committees: House CBC to Trump: Keep Richard Cordray, ensure the protection of American consumers WHIP LIST: More than 60 Dems boycotting Trump's inauguration MORE (D-Ala.) have wagered local goods — and fan attire — on the outcome of the 2012 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game.
The University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide and Indiana-based Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish will face off in the college football game Monday night.
If Crimson Tide wins, expect to spot Donnelly sporting a University of Alabama tie; if Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish win, Sewell will wear a Notre Dame necklace. Donnelly will also provide an assortment of South Bend Company chocolates to Sewell’s office if Sewell’s team comes out on top; if the reverse is true, Sewell will provide ribs from Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Donnelly’s office.
Sens. Dan CoatsDan CoatsOversight committee asks White House, FBI for Flynn records Live coverage: FBI director testifies to Congress Trump needs a united front to win overseas MORE (R-Ind.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) made a similar wager on the game last week. If Notre Dame wins on Monday night, Shelby will provide Coats’s office with BBQ from Dreamland; if Crimson Tide wins, Coats will deliver a goodie basket from South Bend Chocolate Co. to Shelby’s office, according to a press release from Coats.
Lawmakers in both states were gearing up for the game with tweets on Monday.
Is everybody excited about the National Championship game tonight? Two great teams, but Alabama is going to win, right? #RollTide— Rep. Martha RobyMartha RobyThe Hill's Whip List: 36 GOP no votes on ObamaCare repeal plan A guide to the committees: House Scandal complicates replacing Jeff Sessions MORE(@RepMarthaRoby) January 7, 2013
Updated Jan. 8 at 9:25 a.m.