Local Politicians Wager Beer, Food Over AFC Championship Game


The winner of the New England Patriots-Pittsburgh Steelers AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium also will make their local politicians very happy.

Whenever there’s a big sports game, politician bets probably aren’t far behind, and that’s exactly the case for Massachusetts and Pennsylvania politicians ahead of Sunday’s AFC title game.

Senators Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) and Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania) got things started with a friendly home-state beverage wager. Warren will owe Toomey a box of Sam Adams beer if the Patriots lose, while Toomey will have to gift Warren a case of Penn Pilsner beer if his Steelers lose.

Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker then got in on the fun with a tweet at Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf.

And that led to another friendly bet.

Those are some pretty tasty bets.

Thumbnail photo via Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY NETWORK

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