BALTIMORE (WJZ) – There will be more to bragging rights when 4th seed Maryland Terrapins play 13th seed Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens on Friday night.
Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan and his counterpart in neighboring Delaware, Governor John Carney, decided to make things even more interesting (and tastier!) by placing a bet on pretzels on the game. the first round of the 2022 NCAA Women’s Tournament.
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Naturally, the couple engaged in some friendly trash talk about their state’s crab cakes and basketball programs.
“Our women’s basketball program is one of the best in the country, and I believe tonight’s game will be a battle of wits for our Terps,” Hogan said. “I would like to thank Governor Carney for agreeing to this friendly bet and I look forward to trying some of the shoddy Delaware crackers after the big win.”
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Not to be outdone, Governor Carney threw out some shade of his own.
“Delaware is known for being the First State, for its incredible beaches and delicious food – like the famous crab cakes at Woody’s in Dewey Beach,” says Carney. “We are really proud of our Fightin’ Blue Hens and look forward to their success in the tournament. Thank you Governor Hogan for this fun challenge and to prepare some crab cakes to send to Delaware. “
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Tip off for Terps (August 21) and Blue Hens (July 24) are booked at 5pm Friday at the Xfinity Center in College Park.
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