WASHINGTON — One week ago, two California senators and two Maryland senators made a friendly wager over whose home football team would take home the Super Bowl trophy.
The stakes? The losers would have to dish out a feast of their state’s signature delicacies for the winners to enjoy. Today at the U.S. Capitol, California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer made good on that bet.
Proudly donning Baltimore Ravens sports caps, Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski gleefully accepted their prize — a table spread with Dungeness crabs, Napa Valley wine, sourdough bread and an assortment of Northern California cheeses.
“This is real crab,” Feinstein quipped as she presented the senators with their plates.
Boxer also could not resist the urge to take a friendly stab at the Super Bowl champions.
“Let me congratulate you, not only for winning but for making sure that your family members [refereed] the last quarter,” she said.
However, senators from both states still congratulated one another for both teams’ stellar performances during Sunday’s game. Showing off her team spirit, Mikulski even reenacted Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis’ infamous “squirrel dance” before the cameras.
Cardin and Mikulski were both happy to receive their tasty spoils.
“You have very interesting crabs,” Mikulski told the California senators. “And we look forward to eating them.”
Had the San Francisco 49ers won the wager, Cardin and Mikulski would have paid up in Maryland crab cakes, Berger cookies from Baltimore and Heavy Seas beer.