When it comes to big NFL games, friendly wagers typically follow. The buzz from Sunday’s matchup between the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers has permeated to the governor’s mansions in Annapolis and Madison.
With the Redskins looking for their first playoff win in 10 years, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday night that he has placed a bet with former presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Walker, too, has seen his fair share of playoff bound teams in recent years, and he has been known to have fun with other governors at times. In 2015, he tweeted a playful jab at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie days after the latter was caught on camera hugging Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones when the Cowboys defeated the Detroit Lions in the first round of last year’s playoffs. The Packers defeated the Cowboys in the next round.
— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) January 7, 2015
Walker won a 2011 bet with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn when the Packers defeated the Chicago Bears in the NFC Championship. Quinn stocked shelves at a Wisconsin food pantry in a Packers jersey.
Hogan and Walker could have also added a side-bet on their states’ respectively flagship universities, which play each other in men’s hoops Saturday, but considering the No. 3 ranking for the Terps (14-1), it’s probably best Walker didn’t put anything down on the Badgers (9-7).