Packers-Bears: The Congressional Bet
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Governors and even archbishops are wagering on their local teams ahead of the Packers-Bears game Sunday. Now two congressmen are getting in on the action.
U.S. Reps. Reid Ribble of Green Bay and Dan Lipinski of Chicago have agreed to a friendly wager.
The losing member will have to wear a tie of the winning team for one day when the House is in session.
In addition, if the Packers win, Lipinski will deliver Chicago pizza to Ribble's office. If the Bears win, Ribble will deliver bratwurst and cheese curds to Lipinski.
Lipinski is a fourth-term Democrat. He says he'll enjoy watching Ribble sport the Bears' navy blue and orange in Congress.
Ribble is a freshman Republican. He says he's picked out the brightest Packers tie possible for Lipinski.
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