Before two politicians place a low-stakes wager on a certain series, has the playoffs really begun? If that’s what you’re waiting for, Senators Ted Cruz and Maria Cantwell’s wager has resulted in the Stanley Cup Playoffs officially starting.
Cruz made an offer to spice up the Seattle Kraken-Dallas Stars second-round playoff series to Democratic senator Maria Cantwell of Washington.
Cruz was a touch late in placing this wager. He did so after the Stars had already lost 1-0. They somehow lost Game 1 in OT despite Joe Pavelski scoring four goals, so that was after that.
The Texas senator provided some Franconia Brewing Co. beer from Mckinney, Texas (their kölsch sounds amazing). I like kölsch a lot. He promised to include some Frito-Lay snacks, which aren’t what comes to mind when I think of local cuisine but are nevertheless tasty.
Cantwell agreed with the plan and was prepared to make an offer of items from the Pacific Northwest if the Kraken won the series.
Rather appropriately, Senator Cantwell is presenting some Sky Kraken Hazy Pale Ale from Fremont Brewing. Additionally, she will send some salami to Cruz’s workplace from Salumi in Seattle.
Just before to Game 2, which the Stars won 4-2, the wager was placed. The series will now go to Seattle for Games 3 and 4, which begin on Sunday, after the teams split the first two games in Dallas.
In the past, Senator Cruz has enjoyed wagering with other legislators. Most recently, he rejected an offer to wager on the 49ers-Cowboys playoff game from earlier this year made by California Rep. Eric Swallwell.