Mike Honda dons referee uniform, officiates Congressional Super Bowl bet

Rep. Mike Honda officiating a Super Bowl bet Wednesday
between congressmembers representing Colorado 
and North Carolina. PHOTO/@RepMikeHonda

CONGRESS | CA17 | After looking a bit morose at recent campaign appearances, Rep. Mike Honda struck a fun-loving tone Wednesday when he officiated a Super Bowl bet between North Carolina Rep. Alma Adams and Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette while wearing a referee’s uniform.

Watch video of the coin toss here

The congressmembers represent the home states of Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 participants–the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. Honda’s congressional district is hosting the game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
The boozy bet goes as follows: the winning team’s congressmemeber receives some of the South Bay’s finest wine, while the loser goes home with craft beer.
But, there was some controversy with the coin toss when Adams, representing the Panthers, caught the medallion labeled with team logos on either side, instead of letting it fall to the ground.
But, Honda may not be the biggest football fans in Congress. In the short video, he initially forgot the name of the famous game before throwing a penalty flag for no apparent foul. Just like you will see at Sunday’s game. 
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