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O’Malley puts up Crab Cakes in bet with North Dakota governor

O’Malley puts up Crab Cakes in bet with North Dakota governor

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Gov. Martin O’Malley is throwing his support, and some crab cakes, behind the Towson Tigers football team who play in the FCS Championship game Saturday.

O’Malley has offered to send Faidley’s crab cakes  to Bismark for North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple should the North Dakota State University Bisons defeat the Tigers.

Gov. Martin O'Malley
Gov. Martin O’Malley

“There’s nothing more delicious than Maryland crab cakes, and the award-winning ones from Faidley’s are among the best. I would really hate to part with them, but I know I won’t have to, because the Towson Tigers are going to win on Saturday,” O’Malley said in a joint statement issued with the North Dakota governor. “Regardless of the outcome, this game is an excellent opportunity to highlight our great State and the universities in it. On behalf of our State, we wish the Towson Tigers, coach Rob Ambrose — and everyone associated with the NDSU Bison — the best of luck on Saturday. And Governor Dalrymple, we look forward to enjoying pasta for dinner soon.”

Should Towson defeat the Bisons, Dalrymple has pledged to send a case of North Dakota-made Dreamfields low-carb pasta to Annapolis.

“What the Bison have accomplished this year is very impressive and returning for their third national title game makes it even more special,” Dalrymple said. “In friendly wagers with the governors of Minnesota, Texas and South Dakota the Bison have always come out on top and I’m looking forward to another victory and Governor O’Malley’s fresh crab cakes.”

Frankly, it sounds like O’Malley gets the raw end of the deal if he wins. Besides, who knew “the peace garden state” was famous for it’s pasta?

Dalrymple should send some bison meat for a cookout. It’s what the Tigers will be having for dinner Saturday night, after all.


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