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A Super Bowl governors bet: Clam chowder versus Brunswick stew

Well, it beats assorted cheeses and crackers.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker placed a low-stakes wager on the outcome of Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

Baker offered Koffee Kup's lucky cupcakes and Legal Sea Foods clam chowder for his wager. Deal countered with Brunswick Stew from Fresh Air BBQ and chocolate-covered blueberries from Byne Blueberry.

The Georgia Republican put a bit more on the line earlier this month for the pre-NFC title bet against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

That meant an ice-cold Coca Cola (which is not “pop,” his office says in the release), chili dogs from The Varsity, peach pies from Dickey Farms, Georgia peanuts and two six-packs of Creature Comforts’ Tropicalia.

As for Wisconsin's wager, it consisted of two six-packs of Leinenkugel’s Wisconsin Red Pale Ale, a box of chocolates from Seroogy’s Chocolates in De Pere, jars of honey from Wisconsin Natural Acres and assorted Wisconsin artisan cheeses, crackers and sausage.

Deal's office tweeted on Tuesday that the governor was relishing the goodies:

The leaders of Flowery Branch - where the Falcons house their practice facility - and Foxborough, Mass. - the home of the Patriots stadium - also have their own bet going.


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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.