ANN ARBOR – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine engaged in a friendly Twitter exchange on Wednesday, placing a wager on Saturday’s University of Michigan vs. Ohio State University game.
Both pledged to send the other popular gift products from their respective state as part of the bet, with DeWine crossing out the letter M, while Whitmer capitalized her M’s -- part of the pre-game tradition.
“This football game is a time-honored tradition between our two states that pits the best we have to offer against each other for four quarters,” said Gov. Whitmer said in a release. “That’s why I’m joining Governor DeWine to bet some of the best Michigan-made sweets and treats that our state has to offer from Cherry Republic. With everything on the line for a trip to the Big Ten Championship game, I can’t wait to cheer on the Wolverines. Go Blue!”
Both the Wolverines and the Buckeyes are heading into Saturday’s game at Michigan Stadium with 10-1 records.
“With so much on the line in this year’s edition of The Game, Fran and I are very excited to see the Buckeyes kick-off on Saturday and continue their great rivalry” said Governor Mike DeWine in a release. “I am proud to engage in this friendly bet, highlighting some of Fran and my favorite treats from across the Buckeye State that we know many Ohioans will be enjoying as they cheer the Buckeyes. O-H!”
See the full Twitter exchange below -- and which treats their respective gift boxes contain:
Ok, @GovWhitmer, you’re on. Fran & I are so confident in an @OhioStateFB win that we’ll bet you:— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 24, 2021
🍽 Crea❌ puffs fro❌ @SchmidtsCbus
🍨 Black raspberry chip ice crea❌ fro❌ @Graeters
🥨 Chocolate covered pretzels fro❌ @MalleysCHOC
🍬 Buckeye candies fro❌ @MarshasBuckeyes https://t.co/p7yDDDHq04
Saturday will be the 117th meeting between the two teams.