With the Superbowl faceoff between the Seahawks and Pittsburgh looming, Gov. Christine Gregoire made a bet this week with Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell.
Gregoire staked the following on a Seahawks' victory: a bushel of apples, Ivar's clam chowder, and Applets and Cotlets.
-A box of "O Dogs" ("Whatever that is," Gregoire said Thursday) from Pittsburgh's "Original Hot Dog Shop"
-Plus a case of Heinz condiments, some local sandwiches and cookies.
More interesting, however, is the second part of their bet.
If the Seahawks win, the team's 12th-man flags will fly in the governor's reception room -- in Harrisburg.
If the Steelers win, their Terrible Towels will, um, grace Washington's state capitol.
Gregoire, recounting the conversation to a Spokane chamber delegation Thursday, said she told Rendell "You can take your towels. You'll be wiping away your tears. You'll be flying our 12th Man flag."