Friday, January 22, 2010

Klobuchar, Landrieu Announce Friendly Wager on Vikings-Saints NFC Championship Game

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) announced today that they have made a friendly wager on the outcome of Sunday’s National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints that will require the supporter of the losing team to prepare a home-state meal for the winning team’s constituents.

If the Vikings win, Landrieu will cook a Minnesota wild rice casserole and deliver it to Klobuchar’s office while wearing a Brett Favre jersey for Minnesota constituents to enjoy. If the Saints win, Klobuchar will cook gumbo and deliver it to Landrieu’s office while wearing a Drew Brees jersey for Louisiana constituents to enjoy.

“I hope for the sake of Mary’s constituents that the Saints don’t win, because I’ve never even made gumbo!” said Klobuchar. “But I have strong faith in the Vikings that they’ll pull this game out and move on to the Super Bowl, and I’ll never have to learn to make the gumbo! We in Minnesota have been waiting a long time for this.”

“Louisianans have waited 43 long, and sometimes agonizing seasons, but I believe this is going to be the year the Saints get to the Super Bowl. Coach Sean Payton, Drew Brees and all the players have brought this franchise a long way and the team is undoubtedly the heart and soul of New Orleans. My prediction is that the Vikings will need some hot gumbo from Senator Klobuchar to warm them up on their cold march back to Minnesota! But if the Saints can’t pull it out, we’ll just keep our fingers crossed that Minnesotans like their wild rice casserole with crawfish and Tabasco,” said Landrieu.

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