(WPRI) — Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin and California Congressman Karen Bass are making a friendly wager prior to the New England Patriots’ showdown with the Los Angeles Rams.
Langevin and Bass both agreed to put up a favorite local celebratory drink for the bet. If the Patriots win, Bass said she will send Langevin a bottle of California’s finest wine. If the Rams win, Langevin said he will send a gift basket from Sons of Liberty, a distillery in South Kingstown.
“I am confident that the Patriots will hoist their 6th Lombardi Trophy this weekend when they face the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl, or as I’m fond of calling it, the New England Invitational,” Langevin said. “As a life-long Rhode Islander, I have been fortunate to witness decades of greatness from our beloved New England professional sports teams.”
I’m so confident the @Patriots will prevail once again in the New England Invitational, I made a friendly wager with @RepKarenBass, my friend and colleague from LA. Looking forward to sipping some CA wine! #GoPats pic.twitter.com/6RZ8yw1o3j— Jim Langevin (@JimLangevin) February 1, 2019
Bass fired back, saying she is extremely confident in a Rams upset.
“I look forward to celebrating a Rams victory this weekend and I think I’m joined by almost everyone in this country outside of New England when I say that,” Bass said.
I will feel very sorry for Congressman Langevin when his team loses. I look forward to celebrating a Rams victory this weekend and I think I’m joined by almost everyone in this country outside of New England when I say that. #RamsHouse https://t.co/Vmj5ypTdPI— Congressmember Bass (@RepKarenBass) February 1, 2019
The two franchises met once before in the Big Game when the Patriots were crowned Super Bowl XXXVI champions in 2001, which was Langevin’s first year in Congress.
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