LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio made a friendly bet before the rivalry football game between the University of Michigan and Ohio State University, commonly known as “The Game.”
“In the 118-year history of The Game, this weekend’s matchup could be the biggest yet with two undefeated teams putting their seasons on the line,” he said. Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “However, when time is up, only one team will be crowned The Victors. That’s why I feel good about this year’s bet with Governor DeWine of Ohio. Following this victory, he is in the Big Ten Championship game and almost certainly a guaranteed spot in the College Football Playoffs. Go Blue!”
This year, Governor Whitmer introduced a Detroit-style gift package that includes the famous Buddy’s pizza, a dessert from Good Cakes and Bakes, and a case of Vernor’s Ginger Beer, known to cure any ailment except perhaps a major one. Loss to the glutton.
In 2021, he gambled away a gift pack of famous Michigan-made cherry sweets and treats from the Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor. In 2019, Governor Whitmer posted a box of Zingerman’s candy bars in Ann Arbor.
“With Ohio State and Michigan undefeated entering the game, and with spots on the line for the Big Ten Championship Game and College Football Playoff, the eyes of American sports fans will be on Columbus, Ohio and Ohio Stadium tomorrow.” , said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “I’m proud and confident in our Buckeye football team again this year, and I’m keen to put some skin on The Game with another friendly bet showcasing great Ohio food. OH!”
This year, Governor DeWine offered Adriatico’s Buckeye Pizza on the OSU campus; Stewart’s Root Beer, which was founded in Mansfield, Ohio in 1924; and the iconic Jumbo Cream Puffs from Schmidt’s Sausage Haus in Columbus.
In 2021, he staked out a variety of Ohio-made confections, including cream puffs from Schmidt’s in Columbus, black raspberry chip ice cream from Graeter’s in Cincinnati, chocolate-covered pretzels from Malley’s in Cleveland and buckeye candies from Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes. in Perrysburg. Governor DeWine also staked a basket of Ohio’s famous buckeye candies in 2019.
On Saturday, November 26 at noon, the University of Michigan Wolverines will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 118th meeting of “The Game.” First played in 1897, the Wolverines lead the series 59-51-6. In 2021, the Michigan Wolverines defeated the Buckeyes 42-27.
Prior to the rivalry football game, Governor Whitmer declared Saturday, November 26, “Beat the Buckeyes” Day in Michigan. To view the full proclamation, click here.
Governor Whitmer is the proud mother of two University of Michigan students.
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