December 17, 2018

Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) Place Friendly Bet on Rose Bowl Game

Washington, DC – Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) today made a friendly wager on the 2019 Rose Bowl Game: The Ohio State University Buckeyes vs The University of Washington Huskies.

If the Huskies win, Ryan agreed to give Kilmer Buckeyes from Gorant Chocolatier and gourmet popcorn from Metropolis Popcorn; and, if The Ohio State University wins the game, Kilmer agreed to give Ryan candy apples from Amy’s Decadent Chocolate, Almond Roca, and smoked salmon.

“The forecast in Ohio’s 13th Congressional District is calling for Purple Reign,” Kilmer said. “Myles Gaskin and Jake Browning are an unstoppable combo. And, Ohio State’s offense is no match for the nation’s leading tackler Ben Burr-Kirven and the stout Husky defense. I’m looking forward to eating some buckeyes after the Huskies beat Ohio State. Go Dawgs. ”


 “I have no doubt that we will see The Ohio State Buckeyes claim victory over the Washington Huskies in the 2019 Rose Bowl. The Big Ten Champion Buckeyes have been firing on all cylinders and is being led by one of Ohio State’s most talented quarterbacks, Dwayne Haskins – a Heisman finalist who has led the country in both passing yards and touchdown passes. We will be starting the New Year with a ‘W’ and some Washington candy apples, Almond Roca, and smoked salmon to top it all off,” said Ryan.


This matchup will be the first time in the College Football Playoff era that the Rose Bowl has its traditional matchup, the Pac-12 champion against the Big Ten champion.