Lawmakers wager on college football national championship game

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Donnelly and former House colleague Rep. Terri SewellTerri SewellIn Italy, Pelosi plays up NATO ties Southern lawmakers fight to keep USDA catfish inspections 'Will on the Hill' pokes fun at 2016 election MORE (D-Ala.) have wagered local goods — and fan attire — on the outcome of the 2012 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game.

The University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide and Indiana-based Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish will face off in the college football game Monday night.

If Crimson Tide wins, expect to spot Donnelly sporting a University of Alabama tie; if Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish win, Sewell will wear a Notre Dame necklace. Donnelly will also provide an assortment of South Bend Company chocolates to Sewell’s office if Sewell’s team comes out on top; if the reverse is true, Sewell will provide ribs from Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Donnelly’s office.

Sens. Dan CoatsDan CoatsBayh's Indiana voting status is inactive: report Poll: Democrat Bayh up 7 points in Indiana Senate race Indiana Dem Bayh touts his 'independence' in Senate ad MORE (R-Ind.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) made a similar wager on the game last week. If Notre Dame wins on Monday night, Shelby will provide Coats’s office with BBQ from Dreamland; if Crimson Tide wins, Coats will deliver a goodie basket from South Bend Chocolate Co. to Shelby’s office, according to a press release from Coats.

Lawmakers in both states were gearing up for the game with tweets on Monday.

Updated Jan. 8 at 9:25 a.m.

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