U.S. senators from the same side of the aisle are on opposite sides of an NFL playoff game wager on the Vikings-Seahawks battle this weekend, which is anticipated to be played under frigid conditions.
Minnesota Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken said they are putting two signature products from their state on the line — walleye, and coffee from the Brooklyn Center-based Caribou chain.
Fellow Democratic Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray of Washington have countered with products that their state is equally proud of: salmon, and coffee from Seattle-based Starbucks
“We went into Lambeau Field last weekend and beat the Green Bay Packers,” Franken said, “and now I’m looking forward to dropping the red-hot Seahawks. Skol!”
A confident Cantwell said, “I am looking forward to enjoying some Minnesota walleye and Caribou coffee after the Seahawks beat the Vikings on their home turf. Though it’s a shame my Minnesota colleagues won’t be able to savor Washington’s world-class salmon or brew some Starbucks coffee. ”
For any Seahawks fans at the game who want a taste of walleye and Caribou coffee, both are on the concessions menu at the stadium.
Speaking of coffee, the forecast for wind-whipped, deep-freeze weather could well fuel java and hot chocolate sales Sunday at open-air TCF Bank Stadium, the Vikings’ temporary home ahead of their enclosed venue’s debut for the 2016 season.
The latest forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a high Sunday of minus-1, and that’s before any windchill component is factored in. A breeze out of the west-northwest of 10 miles per hour is sure to make the “feels like” reading feel not so comfortable.