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And corn. They can then place a friendly wager with another lawmaker who represents the other team that qualifies.

“With all due respect, I must admit I have a bias,” Hoyer began. Steve Driehaus (D-OH), who represents part of Cincinnati. And there are only a few surefire methods to ensure they score some press.

After the issue was resolved, Jindal said that the phrase “belongs to members of the Who Dat Nation.” He added that fans “should not have to worry about their clothing. They have to compete with 534 others, who all clamor for the same ink and airtime. But was skeptical of the Indiana booty should New Orleans win its first Super Bowl.

But not every lawmaker was willing to place a bet.

Both sides exuded confidence in their hometown team.

A reporter asked House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) if had a Super Bowl pick.

If the Colts win, Burton gets the shrimp and Carson receives the alligator sausage and redfish. Members of Louisiana’s Congressional delegation are energized by the NFL’s decision to allow vendors to hawk “Who Dat” t-shirts and other wares, featuring the fleur-de-lis symbol so long as they don’t mention the Saints or the league.

“Well, the have corn. Cao put up five pounds of Louisiana Gulf shrimp.

Rep. They can tap into a crowd that doesn’t know much about the “public option” in health care reform, but know all about running the spread option on the football field.

It’s easy for press-hungry Members of Congress to get lost in the shuffle. “We could use that to make grits. Bobby Jindal (R) considered suing the league.

And many Bengals fans believe the Saints ripped them off.

“They stole it from us,” said Rep. But it sure won’t be as good as Louisiana cuisine,” Scalise said.

For instance, the Cincinnati Bengals went to two Super Bowls in the 1980s. But because he’s suspect of Indiana’s culinary offerings.

Burton and Carson are pulling for the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl this weekend. And the bets give lawmakers positive exposure to potential voters who don’t follow politics. If the Saints prevail, Cao chows down on steak and Scalise auditions the doughnuts and corned beef sandwiches.. “So without Indiana growing corn, their recipes down there wouldn’t be nearly as good.”

“I have great respect for Drew Brees,” said Pence of the Saints’ signal caller. Dan Burton (R-IN) and Joseph Cao (R-LA). And Cassidy said the NFL had no business claiming proprietary rights to the fleur-de-lis.

The Maryland Democrat of course referred to the scene in March, 1984 when the Baltimore Colts hired a fleet of Mayflower 18-wheelers to move the team to Indianapolis in the dead of night.

“I couldn’t think of any food that Indiana has that was worth staking crawfish etouffee on,” said Cassidy.

“We like our steaks medium rare,” said Cao in a statement.

- FOX’s John Brandt contributed to this report.

Until the league relented, Louisiana Gov. Or, they can hope that their local sports team earns a berth in the World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, Super Bowl or Final Four. Scalise offered alligator sausage and blackened redfish.

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And the “who stole what from whom” controversy is not limited to the Saints.

The NFL is historically very protective of its trademarks and controls use of the Saints logo, which is a black and gold fleur-de-lis.

“And what a story New Orleans will be,” Hoyer said.

Scalise said he looked forward to the doughnuts and corned beef. “In the dead of night, without any notice, the Colts were stolen out of Baltimore.”

Cassidy was then reminded that Indiana produces a lot of corn.

The stakes are usually a local delicacy or a signature dish from the region the lawmaker hails from. Baron Hill (D-IN).

In a surf and turf parlay, Burton wagered five pounds of prime Indiana steak. Not because Cassidy doesn’t have confidence in the Saints. Mike Pence (R-IN) took the food fight out of the kitchen. “He learned everything about his football at Purdue University.”

Cassidy’s contempt for Indiana’s bill of fare didn’t sit well with Rep. They can wait for hours on the aisle in the House chamber before the State of the Union speech to snare a shot of them shaking hands with the president. And corn,” he said. It makes a great photo-op on TV, shifting politics from the opinion page to the sports page. Their fans were known to chant “Who Dey? Who Dey? Who Dey think gonna beat ‘dem Bengals?”

“The NFL is a little like the blob, absorbing all marketing in its way,” he said of the spat. He suggested that Saints wouldn’t even be in the Super Bowl were it not for Indiana’s higher education system.

Bill Cassidy chided the NFL for taking on Louisiana merchants over the Who Dat chant and the fleur-de-lis.

“King Louis XIV trumps the NFL,” said Cassidy, referring to the use of fleur-de-lis by the French monarchy.

Lawmakers can get involved in a scandal (have an affair or be probed by the FBI, take your pick).

“They’re new at this,” he said of the Saints, who are appearing in their first Super Bowl and were the laughingstock of the National Football League for decades.

Friendly wagers and barb trading aside, passions about “who stole what from whom” has emerged as a centerpiece for this Super Bowl. Naturally, Cao and Scalise are taking the hometown New Orleans Saints.

But some feel it was the Saints who swiped something from them.

And Andre Carson noted that this was Colts second trip to the Super Bowl in three years.

Meantime, Carson bet doughnuts from Long’s Bakery and corned beef sandwiches from Shapiro’s Deli in Indianapolis. “They need to come up with something more original.”

Rep. And Reps. But we’d have to get the cheese from Wisconsin to make it cheese grits.”

“In order to make the good food they have down in Louisiana, a lot of corn products are used to spice the dish,” charged Hill. Geaux Saints!”

Which brings us to Reps. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Steve Scalise (R-LA).

“I’m sure it will be good. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) didn’t think it was worth his time to challenge one of his Indiana colleagues

Posted April 10th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

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