Alabama, Washington senators make wager

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTOK) - U.S. Senators Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) have made a friendly wager on the outcome of the College Football Playoff game between #1 University of Alabama and #4 University of Washington.

If the Huskies win, Shelby will provide two racks of ribs from Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa for Cantwell’s office. If the Crimson Tide wins, Cantwell has promised to deliver salmon to Shelby’s office.

Senators Shelby and Cantwell issued the following statements on the wager and the game:

“These two teams should be extremely proud of their accomplishments so far in the season,” said Sen. Shelby. “I have no doubt that Coach Saban will have our team prepared and that they will represent our state well during this match-up. I’m pleased to enter into this friendly wager with my colleague, and I’m confident that the Crimson Tide will prevail and take us into another national championship game.”

“This will be one of the best games of the year,” said Sen. Cantwell. “There’s no doubt that Alabama has a powerhouse program, but I'll be cheering the Dawgs on to victory.”

The College Football Playoff game, the Peach Bowl, will take place Saturday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. in Atlanta.