Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III is confident in his Washington Redskins.
So confident that—after winning his bet against Howard County Executive Ken Ulman—he's taking his football wagering across the country to King County, WA.
“This is a very exciting time for Prince George’s County and hosting an NFL playoff game for the first time since 1999 means a great deal to this region and the team’s legion of fans,” Baker said.
Baker's "coffee bet" is against King County Executive Dow Constantine on Sunday's NFC wildcard playoff game between the Redskins and Seattle Seahawks.
What's at stake? The loser will wear the other team's jersey during a public event, and the winner will receive a case of coffee from the other city.
The wager is also to raise awareness for National Mentoring Month and the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King National Day of Service on January 21.
“The Redskins’ performance this season has been extremely inspirational to me and so many others. Their achievements are a great example of what can happen when you work hard, remain focused and believe in yourself," Baker said. "These are the types of lessons we need to teach our young people and mentoring is one way to ensure that children learn these life lessons."
For more details, see the video above or at this link.
The Washington Redskins (10-6) will host the Seattle Seahawks (11-5) at FedEx Field on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.