If politicians aren't making a charming, low-stakes bet involving food on your sporting competition, it probably isn't that big of a deal. They do it for the Super Bowl, the World Series and now the big time -- the FCS Championship Game, via the NewsTimes.
Undefeated two-time defending champion North Dakota State will square off against underdog Towson, so, respective governors, WHAT YA GOT?!
Maryland predictably puts up crabcakes, because crabcakes, football, otherwise completely forgettable characters in Vince Vaughn movies with one super famous line -- Maryland does it all.
But North Dakota, I think we need to have a talk. Jack. Can I call you Jack? The game is Saturday. That means you have more than enough time to come up with something better than low-carb pasta. It's now abundantly clear to us Marylanders that you forgot about us, and that when Marty called you to double-check we were exchanging bets this year, you were just already in the pasta aisle and are feeling a little less than inventive this championship season.
Just because the Bison have won the last two FCS championships doesn't mean you can just mail it in like this. Let's take a look at some other options -- oh hey, there's an entire Wikipedia page on the "cuisine of North Dakota."
On second thought, that page is four paragraphs long and heavily mentions lutefisk, a Norwegian dish in which fish is soaked in literal poison. We'll take the pasta.