Cheerwine on the line in today’s Panthers game

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 12, 2014

Some Cheerwine is on the line after a friendly congressional wager on today’s National Football League playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., made a friendly bet Friday, according to the Miami Herald.
A 49ers win means Hudson will give Pelosi some Bojangles chicken, Lance crackers, “and plenty of Cheerwine to wash it all down,” as a Pelosi statement put it.
But a Panthers victory will mean Pelosi will give Hudson some San Francisco sourdough bread from Boudin Bakery and chocolate from Ghirardelli and TCHO.
“San Francisco’s legendary chocolate and sourdough aren’t going anywhere: the 49ers are going to flatten the Panthers,” Pelosi said. “I look forward to starting next week with a hearty meal of chicken, crackers, Cheerwine and victory.” 
“If Leader Pelosi is so desperate to taste some delicious southern food and Cheerwine that she would enter into a bet she is sure to lose, you have to wonder what they’re feeding those folks out on the West Coast,” Hudson said. “But if she really wants to do this, I’ll gladly enjoy some San Francisco sweets every day next week while the Panthers are on their way to a conference championship.”