“It’s a rookie move to bet on a wild card game. Veterans know to have confidence in their team to make the Super Bowl,” an unnamed Capitol staffer said after hearing about the freshmen’s bet.
The Giants play the Packers in the NFL Wild Card Round game on Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Gallagher is wagering Wisconsin-made cheese curds and Gottheimer is betting bagels and cream cheese, Green Bay’s NBC affiliate reported on Thursday.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, a Wisconsinite, has not returned a request for comment on the bet.