Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Representatives Sewell and Cassidy Place Friendly Bi-partisan Wager on the Top Collegiate Football Game of the Season

Nov 3, 2011
Press Release

[#1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama] (2011)  

Washington, DC – As the top two ranked college football teams in the nation, #1 LSU and #2 Alabama, prepare to play each other this Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL, U.S. Representatives Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) are making a friendly wager on which team will win the most highly anticipated college football game of the year.

If the Alabama Crimson Tide wins, Congressman Cassidy will wear a University of Alabama tie on the first day Congress is in session following the game and will provide Congresswoman Sewell’s staff with crawfish from Louisiana’s largest seafood market, Tony’s Seafood, located in Baton Rouge, LA.

If the LSU Tigers win, Congresswoman Sewell will wear an LSU scarf on the first day Congress is in session following the game and will provide Congressman Cassidy’s staff with ribs from the famed Dreamland Barbeque located in Tuscaloosa, AL.

“This weekend Alabama hosts LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL. While LSU is ranked only slightly higher, my Crimson Tide boasts the toughest defense in the nation and we intend to overtake the Tigers for the top ranking in college football,” said Congresswoman Sewell. “The only thing sweeter than an Alabama victory is seeing Congressman Cassidy deliver the crawfish to my office while donning a University of Alabama tie. However, if the football gods intervene and change the course of fate this weekend, I will provide Congressman Cassidy with Dreamland Barbeque ribs made in their special sauce and wear an LSU scarf. It is too bad that Congressman Cassidy will never get to taste Alabama’s delicious ribs. Roll Tide!!!”

“I thank the Congresswoman in advance for buying ribs after LSU’s victory,” said Congressman Cassidy.  

Alabama vs. LSU is set for Saturday November 5 at 8 pm EST on CBS.


 Contact:                                Allison Abney                         (202) 225-2665 (Rep. Sewell)
                                               John Cummins                        (202) 225-3901 (Rep. Cassidy)