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Young, Hogan make friendly wagers with Tennessee politicians ahead of playoff game

Posted at 2:18 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 14:28:24-05

BALTIMORE — Friendly wagers are being made between politicians in Baltimore and Tennessee ahead of the Ravens and Titans playoff game.

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and Nashville Mayor John Cooper have struck up a friendly wager surrounding the AFC divisional-round playoff game happening on Sunday.

The Baltimore Ravens play host to the Tennessee Titans at 8:15 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium.

Each city mayor is offering hometown products that will be claimed by the mayor for the winning team. In the winner take all stakes, Mayor Young put up a bushel of mouth-watering Maryland Crabs donated by Faidley’s Seafood, two dozen crab cakes by Jimmy’s Famous Seafood and a case of thirst quenching Duckpin Pale Ale, offered up by Union Craft Brewing Company.

Mayor Cooper is offering up a box of Goo Goo Clusters, made by Nashville’s Standard Candy Company, Christie Cookies by Christie Cookie Company, Thistle Farms products and Cupcake Collection treats.

Governor Larry Hogan will also be hosting Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee for the AFC divisional round game.

The two governors also made a friendly bet, with Governor Hogan wagering Maryland crab cakes and Governor Lee offering up Nashville hot chicken.