King County, Prince George’s County Executives make wager on NFL playoff game

King County Executive Dow Constantine. - Contributed photo
King County Executive Dow Constantine.
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King County Executive Dow Constantine and County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III of Prince George’s County in Maryland, home of the Washington Redskins, have made a friendly wager over the outcome of Sunday’s Redskins/Seattle Seahawks playoff game.

The two conversed via webcam on Thursday. A dedicated football fan, Constantine has not missed a University of Washington Husky home football game in at least four decades.

“I am pleased to make this friendly wager with Prince George’s County Executive Baker to highlight King County’s world-famous coffee, our commitment to community service, and our beloved Seattle Seahawks,” said Constantine, who will travel to the East Coast to watch the game as a guest of Executive Baker. “Go Hawks!”

The two executives are each putting up a case of coffee from their respective local producers – Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, Diva Espresso and an assortment of other locally roasted coffees from King County, and 8 O’Clock Bean Coffee from Cheverly, Maryland.

During their respective community service events in January, the loser must also wear the winning team’s jersey, as a means of promoting “National Mentoring Month” and the “Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service” on Jan. 21.

“This is a very exciting time for Prince George’s County to host its first NFL playoff game since 1999,” said Baker. “Our entire region has been so inspired by the performance of the Redskins and I am confident that they will be victorious this Sunday. I want to thank King County Executive Constantine for joining me in this wager that allows us to highlight our great local businesses and promote volunteerism and mentorship this month.”

The Washington Redskins (10-6) will host the Seattle Seahawks (11-5) at FedEx Field on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.


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