Krueger-Braneky and Minnesota legislator make friendly Eagles-Vikings wager

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – A Philadelphia Eagles victory on Sunday could earn a donation for a Delaware County organization, after state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky made a friendly wager with a counterpart in the Minnesota state legislature.

Minnesota State Rep. Mike Freiberg, whose district 45B includes four Minneapolis suburbs, reached out to Krueger-Braneky on Twitter because of their similar districts and suggested the Vikings would triumph in the NFC Championship on Sunday.

“Of course, I disagreed and sent Representative Freiberg a little reminder of the Eagles beating the Vikings in a playoff game in 2005,” said Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware.

Some good-natured ribbing led to the wager: If the Vikings win, Krueger-Braneky will send Freiberg a basket of Pennsylvania-made treats and make a donation to the organization of his choice.

If the Eagles win, Freiberg will send a basket of Minnesota treats to Pennsylvania and make a donation to an organization of Krueger-Braneky’s choice – she has already chosen Nick’s House in Swarthmore, a project of the Headstrong Foundation to provide free housing to families coming to the area for cancer treatment.

“This is a fun way to show support for our home teams and raise money for a good cause at the same time,” Krueger-Braneky said. “I look forward to seeing the Eagles advance to the Super Bowl and enjoying some delicious Minnesota treats!”