DeWine bets Cincinnati favorites in Super Bowl wager with California governor

Gov. Mike DeWine is anticipating a selection of California’s “world class agricultural offerings” along with the first Bengals Super Bowl win.

DeWine announced Friday that he and California Gov. Gavin Newsom placed a wager on the outcome of Super Bowl LVI featuring the AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals and the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

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“Fran and I are so excited by the Bengals’ thrilling playoff run and Super Bowl appearance,” said DeWine. “This friendly bet highlights some of Cincinnati’s most iconic foods and restaurants that everyone across Ohio and across the U.S.A. should know about and enjoy!”

DeWine proclaimed Super Bowl Sunday as Cincinnati Bengals Day in Ohio and has predicted a Bengals win.

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In his wager with Newsom, DeWine bet an assortment of Cincinnati food favorites, including: Steaks and seasoning from Jeff Ruby’s, ribs from the Montgomery Inn, goetta and bratwurst from Queen City Sausage, potato chips from Grippo’s and chocolates from Maverick Chocolate Company.

Newsom’s office tweeted back accepting the offer, showing a picture with multiple bottles of wine and baskets of goodies, touting “California’s world class agricultural offerings.” They also got cocky, saying the Rams “got the #SuperBowl in the bag.”

First lady Fran DeWine also will send her Bengals buckeye brownies if the wager is paid out.

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