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‘The Game’ is Saturday, so MI and OH Governors Make a Bet

LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Governor Mike DeWine of Ohio placed a friendly wager ahead of the rivalry football game between the University of Michigan and the Ohio State University.

This rivalry match-up is commonly referred to as “The Game.”

“In the 118-year history of The Game, this weekend’s match-up might be the most consequential to date with two undefeated teams putting their seasons on the line,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “However, when the clock runs out, only one team will be crowned The Victors. That’s why I’m feeling good about this year’s bet with Governor DeWine of Ohio. After this win, it’s on to the Big Ten Championship game and almost certainly a guaranteed spot in the College Football Playoffs. Go Blue!”

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This year, Governor Whitmer put forward a Detroit-style gift package, including the famous Buddy’s pizza, a dessert from Good Cakes and Bakes, and a case of Vernor’s ginger ale, which is known to cure any ailment except maybe a big loss to the Wolverines.

In 2021, she wagered a gift package of famous Michigan-made cherry sweets and treats from Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor. In 2019, Governor Whitmer bet a box of goodies from Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor.

This year, Governor DeWine offered Buckeye Pizza from Adriatico’s 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 bet an assortment of Ohio-made sweets, 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 wagered a basket of Ohio’s famous buckeye candies in 2019.

On Saturday, November 26 at noon, the University of Michigan Wolverines will face the Ohio State University Buckeyes for the 118th meeting of “The Game.”

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