The big game just got bigger.
The stakes continue to climb for Super Bowl L as Senators Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., have placed a bet with Colorado Senators Cory Gardner, R-C.O., and Michael Bennett, D-C.O., on the upcoming game.
The wager outlines the following conditions for the freshman senator of the losing state (North Carolina’s Thom Tillis and Colorado’s Cory Gardner):
- The losing freshman senator must give specific shout-outs to the Super Bowl champion’s head coach, quarterback, fan base and detail the greatness of the Super Bowl champion’s home state.
- The losing senators must wear a tie of the team color of the Super Bowl champion during the speech.
- The winning freshman senator must preside over the Senate as the losing freshman senator delivers his speech.
- For an added dose of humility, the written remarks must be reviewed and approved in advance by the winning senators.
Burr said in an email that he predicts the Panthers will win 34-21.
“If the Cam Newton that we’ve seen this season comes out and starts throwing bullets then we are going to have a high scoring game,” he said. “The other thing to keep in mind is just how good the Panthers defense is.”