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Governors’ Super Bowl bet: Salsa versus turkey

Gov. John Hickenlooper is putting some Colorado-made products on the line for Super Bowl 50.

In a friendly wager with North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, Hickenlooper is offering to donate 50 Osprey backpacks filled with school supplies to a North Carolina shelter, and 50 cases of Pueblo Salsa made with Pueblo’s famous chiles, provided by Milberger Farms, Musso Farms, Pueblo County and the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, 500 boxes of crackers from 34 Degrees Crackers and 500 packages of sausages from Continental Sausage to be donated to a food bank in North Carolina. He will add a dog food donation to an animal shelter as well should the Broncos lose to the Carolina Panthers.

McCrory has offered to donate 50 cases of North Carolina turkey burgers and 50 cases of North Carolina turkey sausages to a Colorado food bank, and will add a donation of dog food to an animal shelter if the Panthers lose to the Broncos. The turkey products will be provided by North Carolina-based Butterball.

“This Broncos team has proven time and time again that they know how to overcome challenges,” said Hickenlooper. “The Carolina Panthers are certainly a formidable foe, but they will simply be another challenge that our Broncos will overcome in Super Bowl 50. Peyton Manning, DeMarcus Ware, Pat Bowlen and the entire Broncos team deserve a championship to cap a season that will be remembered as nothing short of magical.”

“I predict the Panthers will win 33-10,” McCrory retorted. “The Broncos may have one of the best defenses in the league, but they haven’t faced Cam Newton and his offense yet. I fully expect the Carolina Panthers to be Super Bowl 50 Champions. I am good friends with Governor Hickenlooper, but his team will be on the losing end this time.”

Hickenlooper and McCrory will both attend the game to cheer on their hometown teams at Levi’s Stadium. They plan to get together before the game on Sunday. The two governors have known each other since they were mayors; Hickenlooper was the mayor of Denver and McCrory was the mayor of Charlotte.

The last time the Broncos and Panthers played each other was in 2012, with the Broncos winning 36-14.

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