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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Reps. Beatty and Sewell Make Friendly Wager on 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship

Jan 11, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As The Ohio State University Buckeyes and The University of Alabama Crimson Tide prepare to compete in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship game this evening, U.S. Congresswomen Joyce Beatty (OH-03) and Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced today a friendly wager on which team will win the national title. At stake this year are a donation to a local food bank and bragging rights.

“As Representative of Ohio’s Third Congressional District and THE Ohio State University, I am more than confident that we will leave Miami victorious on Monday night,” Beatty said. “My good friend, Congresswoman Sewell, may love wearing crimson and houndstooth, but after the Buckeyes are finished beating Bama and winning our ninth national title, she’ll need to get used to wearing Scarlet and Gray. Go Buckeyes!” 

“I know the Buckeyes have had an impressive season, but good luck stopping Mac Jones, Najee Harris, and Heisman winner Devonta Smith. The Tide is going to Roll Monday night in Miami,” Sewell said. “I look forward to seeing Rep. Joyce Beatty donned in Crimson and White on the Capitol steps when we take home our 18th national title! Roll Tide!”

If the Buckeyes win, Sewell will make a donation to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Grove City, Ohio. She will also wear Ohio State apparel on the U.S. Capitol steps and say, “Go Buckeyes!”

Conversely, should the Crimson Tide be victorious, Beatty will make a donation to the West Alabama Food Bank located in Northport, Alabama. Beatty will also sport Alabama crimson and white as well as the trademark houndstooth Bear Bryant hat on the U.S. Capitol steps and yell, “Roll Tide!”

Prior to the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship, Beatty and Sewell previously bet on the inaugural 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal game that pitted Ohio State vs. Alabama.