Part of us never grows up, even if you're in Congress. Representatives Bob Brady (D-PA) and Michael Capuano (D-MA), for instance, made a bet that played out exactly like it would in junior high. The pair, natives of Philadelphia and Boston, respectively, had a vested interest in the outcome of the Eagles vs. Patriots Super Bowl. They decided to make a bet: whoever's team lost had to go about their congressional duties wearing a football helmet supporting the winner's team.
Representative Capuano got the raw end of the bargain:
As per the terms of their agreement, Rep. Capuano had to wear the Eagles helmet during a meeting of the House Committee on Financial Services.
Upon seeing the pictures, many Twitter users immediately understood the situation:
And it wasn't just any helmet, either:
It's good to see a congressman following through on a promise:
And it turns out this wasn't the first time one of them wore another team's helmet:
Fellow congressmen and celebrities got a kick out of Rep. Capuano's "attire."
Capuano is looking forward to baseball season. Perhaps next time he won't be tempted to make such a big bet...
When you lose a bet you have to pay up. Congrats to the Eagles. As a lifelong Boston sports fan I understand droughts. Thanks to the Patriots for another great season. Pitchers and catchers report in less than 2 weeks. Go Red Sox! pic.twitter.com/ooXeuF3Z9N— Rep. Michael Capuano (@RepMikeCapuano) February 6, 2018