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Sewell, Aderholt make friendly Rose Bowl wager with Michigan counterparts

The Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the Michigan Wolverines on Monday, Jan. 1.

Bryant-Denny Stadium during an Alabama football game.

Wednesday, ahead of Monday’s College Football Playoff game between Alabama and Michigan at the Rose Bowl, U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama; Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama; Debbie Dingell, D-Michigan; and Lisa McClain, R-Michigan, announced a friendly wager on the outcome of the matchup.

If the Alabama Crimson Tide is victorious, Bama fans Sewell and Aderholt (who share representation of Tuscaloosa) will enjoy Michigan’s Detroit-style pizza courtesy of Dingell and McClain.

If the Michigan Wolverines maintain their No. 1 status and beat Bama, proud Wolverine fans Dingell and McClain will enjoy a lunch of Dreamland Bar-B-Que courtesy of Aderholt and Sewell.

“There will be no better way to kick off the new year than an Alabama win over Michigan at the Rose Bowl,” Sewell said. “And there will be no better way to celebrate our nation’s greatest college football team than with some Detroit-style pizza. I know the Wolverines have had an impressive season, but good luck stopping Alabama. The Tide is going to Roll in Pasadena!”

“I don’t believe I’ve ever had Detroit-style pizza,”Aderholt added. “But I’m sure it will taste great to Congresswoman Sewell and me as our two staffs have a pizza lunch courtesy of our Michigan colleagues when Alabama wins the Rose Bowl. Great pizza and the sweet smell of Pasadena Roses, a winning combination if there ever was one. Roll Tide!”

“The Wolverines are number one in the nation and have exemplified hard work and resilience all season, and now they’re ready to show Alabama what Michigan is made of in the Rose Bowl,” Dingell said. “I’m looking forward to joining Rep. McClain in celebrating their win with Dreamland BBQ. Go Blue!”  

“The Michigan Wolverines are the best team in the country, and I can’t wait for Coach Harbaugh and the boys to show Alabama what they’re made of,” McClain said. “I’m very much looking forward to joining Rep. Dingell on the winning side of this bet with my Alabama colleagues Rep. Aderholt and Rep. Sewell. Go Blue!”

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The Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the Michigan Wolverines on Monday, Jan. 1 at 4 p.m. CST at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Jacob Holmes is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can reach him at [email protected]

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