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WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama and the Bulldogs of the University of Georgia prepare to compete in the College Football Playoff National Championship game, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-07) and Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) have made a friendly wager on which team will win the national title. At stake this year is local barbecue and a statement on the House floor supporting the winning team.

“This Monday, the only thing sweeter than the taste of Alabama Dreamland ribs will be the taste of victory when the Crimson Tide takes home their 17th national title,” said Rep. Terri Sewell. “I look forward to seeing Rep. Jody Hice wear the Crimson and White on the Capitol steps and yell, ‘Roll Tide!’. There will be no better way to celebrate our nation’s greatest college football team than over some Georgia barbecue provided by my friend and colleague, Rep. Hice. With Alabama’s tough defense and winning ground game, it looks like Rep. Hice may never get to taste Alabama’s Dreamland ribs! Roll Tide Roll!”

“I applaud my colleague for her confidence in her team, despite facing an all-star team of winners in the Dawgs, led by the incomparable Kirby Smart, SEC Freshman of the Year Jake Fromm, and the dynamic duo of Sony Michel and Nick Chubb,” said Rep. Jody Hice. “I’m looking forward to Representative Sewell’s impending proclamation of ‘How ‘bout them Dawgs!’ and enjoying some Alabama barbecue. Glory, glory to ole Georgia!”

Should the Georgia Bulldogs win, Congresswoman Sewell will wear University of Georgia apparel to the U.S. Capitol steps and say “How ‘bout them Dawgs!” Afterwards, she will deliver Tuscaloosa’s own Dreamland ribs to Rep. Hice’s office. Should the Alabama Crimson Tide secure a victory, Rep. Hice has agreed to wear an Alabama tie and the trademark houndstooth Bear Bryant hat to the steps of the U.S. Capitol and yell “Roll Tide!” Then, he will deliver Georgia barbecue to Rep. Sewell’s office.


Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition