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KQED Wagers Ghirardelli, Sourdough on Super Bowl Bet

Maryland Public Television’s CEO made a Super Bowl bet with his counterpart at San Francisco station KQED.

Let's hope John Boland of KQED is noshing on crab cakes and Berger cookies after the SF 49ers play the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

The president and CEO of Maryland Public Television, which is based in Owings Mills, posed a wager to San Francisco’s KQED that if the Ravens win, they send MPT Ghirardelli chocolate and sourdough bread from San Francisco. If the 49ers win, it’s crab cakes and Berger cookies for KQED.

“When the Ravens made it into the Super Bowl, we started thinking immediately, ‘What can we do that’s fun and brings and a little more notoriety to the game?’” Unger said. “And we came up with ‘let’s make a bet.’”

John Boland, president and CEO at KQED, accepted immediately. While Unger knows Boland from the public media circuit, and says he’s a really nice guy, he still hopes their team loses.

“I’m hopeful we’re going to have a lot of chocolate running through this place,” Unger said.

Unger, who remembers the Baltimore Colts in their heyday, said he hasn’t seen Baltimore this charged up in a while.

“I think it brings great glory to the city, and we’re kind of on a high,” he said. “The Orioles were great this year, and now we have a shot at the Super Bowl.”

 

Tell us in the comments: Have you made a bet on the game? What are the stakes? 

Vanessa Castañeda (Editor) January 31, 2013 at 07:38 PM
I get why they'd send chocolate, but sourdough? Why sourdough? Isn't that Egyptian?
Stacie Chan (Editor) January 31, 2013 at 07:51 PM
I imagine Boudin sourdough bread. SO good :P
Barb Valley January 31, 2013 at 09:08 PM
SF is known around the world for its sourdough bread.
Barb Valley January 31, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Boudin's is good but Raymonds is better!
Vanessa Castañeda (Editor) February 01, 2013 at 06:40 PM
@Barb Valley I must've missed the memo. When I think Boudin, I think sausage. Maybe that's the Texas upbringing.
Barb Valley February 02, 2013 at 01:28 AM
Vanessa, You broke the code! Here in California Boudin is pronounced bo-deen. And here's a SuperBowl tie-in: During the Gold Rush sourdough bread was so common that “Sourdough” became a nickname for the gold prospectors. When the SF 49ers run onto the field Sunday they’ll be led by their Mascot, Sourdough Sam. .
Vanessa Castañeda (Editor) February 02, 2013 at 01:36 AM
@Barb Valley And now we all know regularly I watch 49ers games. lol So that's why they call him that. I thought the monicker had something to do with the prospectors having poor hygiene standards that lead to pungent breath.
Cameron February 02, 2013 at 05:07 AM
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