Saints flag to fly at Indiana state capitol

Whether it’s the Super Bowl, the World Series or the NBA Finals, when two sports teams play for a championship, the governors of those teams’ states feel the need to engage in a silly bet over the outcome.

In the case of the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts at Super Bowl XLIV, the bet between Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels was that the loser had to fly a flag with the winning team’s logo at the state capitol.

And so Jindal sent Daniels a Saints flag on Wednesday.

Jindal said he wants photographic evidence that the flag has flown. Daniels surely won’t want to display the Saints flag prominently; perhaps he’ll fly it in a capitol building restroom or something.

And, although these bets between governors happen all the time, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear Jindal say a Super Bowl bet between two governors is something that’s never been done before.

22 responses to “Saints flag to fly at Indiana state capitol

  1. The governer of Maryland promised to fly a Indianapolis Colts flag on his car after the Colts beat the Ravens, but, being a typical east coast politician, he lied!

  2. Usually Governor’s will place a bet over the foods for which their states are famous for.
    But since Indiana isn’t famous for any food except corn on the cob they had to settle for flying a flag instead.

  3. I’m sure Daniels will fly it in some way/shape/form… unlike the Gov of Maryland who weaseled out of his bet with Gov Daniels after the Colts beat the Ravens by flying a BALTIMORE Colts flag… *rolls eyes*

  4. WTE says: February 11, 2010 10:21 AM
    Usually Governor’s will place a bet over the foods for which their states are famous for.
    But since Indiana isn’t famous for any food except corn on the cob they had to settle for flying a flag instead.
    ————-
    The mayors of the respective cities made food bets… and Indianapolis’s IDIOT mayor (the same one who suggested “creating a Chinatown to attract Chinese businesses” and making Indy the “cricket capital of North America”) decided that an order of shrimp cocktail from a local Indy restaurant would be a good thing to send to New Orleans. Uhh… sending shrimp to New Orleans??? Rumor has it he wanted to send crabcakes to Baltimore too…

  5. Come on now, we all know that Saints flag will be getting abused up in Indy. Snot blowing, ass wiping,spitting will all have their turn with the poor lil Saints flag. They were stupid for sending it.

  6. You must be talking about the Shrimp Cocktail from St. Elmo’s Steakhouse… which everybody just raves about. Personally, I’d rather go down to Ruths Chris and get a great steak from, y’know, a steakhouse.

  7. “The governer of Maryland promised to fly a Indianapolis Colts flag on his car after the Colts beat the Ravens, but, being a typical east coast politician, he lied!”
    …and West coast politicians are any better???
    We have here the stupid comment of the day. Congrats, your t-shirt is in the mail.

  8. Our own illustrious governor of Alabama, governor Riley, who is vehemently anti-gambling, actually refused the case of oranges (or whatever it was) from the governor of Florida when Alabama beat Florida in the SEC championship game. This, of course, makes you wonder why the bet was made in the first place.

  9. This is just more proof that indy is one of the worst football towns in the league. this almost beats the 11 people that showed up for their flight back home after the super bowl. this team should’ve been in LA years ago

  10. Was it really necessary for Michael David Smith to make that last comment about Gov. Jindal? Maybe he should stick to sports and leave his political views out of it.

  11. At least they didn’t trade wheat for drunken whores.
    ————————————————–
    Mardi Gras is starting to kick into high gear, just in time for the drunken whores to fly in from various midwest shitholes like Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, etc. to lose their inhibitions and degrade themselves for 3 cent plastic beads.
    We’d like to thank you in advance for your wives, girlfriends, sisters, daughters and (unfortunately in some cases) mothers coming down here and drunkenly flashing their tits for our amusement.

  12. That’s funny…..like a republican politician cares about the facts! LOL.
    That being said, I’m not taking any chances….I haven’t left my house in weeks because they say Obama’s coming for my healthcare and guns.

  13. This should probably be titled “French and Spanish conquer Indiana.”
    Louisiana is the only state in the union governed by largely French and Spanish common law.
    First Quebec. Now the Hoosier State.

  14. dldavidlong – we don’t want your lame ass down here, please stay put.
    I LOVE THIS STORY!!! The Saints flag flying in the highly favored Indianapolis!!!
    Here’s one for the underdogs!!!

  15. @DemocratsAreStupid
    You should be banned from this site just because of your name.
    It really irks me when asswipes (like the afformentioned) bring politics to a website just because a lot of people view it.

  16. “DemocratsAreStupid says: February 11, 2010 11:14 AM
    This is just more proof that indy is one of the worst football towns in the league. this almost beats the 11 people that showed up for their flight back home after the super bowl. this team should’ve been in LA years ago”
    Didn’t the GOP officially decide to support Indy in the Super Bowl or something?

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