Two United States Congressmen Make Rose Bowl Wager

Published : Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | 5:41 AM

U.S. Congressmen Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) and Derek Kilmer (D-Washington) have made a friendly wager on the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena between the Ohio State University Buckeyes and the University of Washington Huskies.

If the Huskies win on January 1, Ryan agreed to give Kilmer chocolate Buckeyes and gourmet popcorn, a joint statement from the two U.S. representatives said. If Ohio State wins, Kilmer will Ryan candy apples, Almond Roca, and smoked salmon.

“The forecast in Ohio’s 13th Congressional District is calling for ‘Purple Reign,’” Kilmer said. “Myles Gaskin and Jake Browning are an unstoppable combo. And Ohio State’s offenses no match for the nation’s leading tackler Ben Burr-Kirven and the stout Husky defense. I’m looking forward to eating some buckeyes after the Huskies beat Ohio State. Go Dawgs. ”

“I have no doubt that we will see The Ohio State Buckeyes claim victory over the Washington Huskies in the 2019 Rose Bowl,” Ryan said. “The Big Ten Champion Buckeyes have been firing on all cylinders and is being led by one of Ohio State’s most talented quarterbacks, Dwayne Haskins – a Heisman finalist who has led the country in both passing yards and touchdown passes. We will be starting the New Year with a ‘W’ and some Washington candy apples, Almond Roca, and smoked salmon to top it all off.”

The Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, part of the annual New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses, traditionally features the winners of the Pac-12 and the Big Ten conferences.