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I can't believe I didn't do a post on the Ravens vs. Patriots food bet. I didn't even know about it until I heard Governor O'Malley's gracious speech to his Massachusetts counterpart, Deval Patrick, after the beat down, which ended with his saying in a mock Boston accent, "Hey Deval, send down the lob-stah."

Now he's made the same sort of bet with the Indiana governor. ...

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According to the Washington Post, O'Malley said these fighting words outside the state house Tuesday:

"I've tried calling Gov. Mitch Daniels (R), but I think he's scared. He will not answer the phone. He will not take the bet. Gov. Mitch Daniels is scared of making a bet with the Colts and the Ravens.

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"Not only did they slink out of town in the middle of the night, but now their governor is afraid to take a bet on who is going to win this game. If Gov. Mitch Daniels is listening, governor, pick up the phone. It's not a big deal.

"Your team slinked out of here in the middle of the night. The Ravens are coming to Indianapolis. Let's pick up the phone. Let's have a gentlemanly bet. Don't be afraid, just pick up the phone, Mitch, c'mon. We'll put up crab cakes or we'll put up Smith Island cake, and you can put up whatever it is that Indiana does."

Then yesterday IndyStar.com reported that Daniels has countered with a sugar cream pie from Wick's Pies, Inc. and a shrimp cocktail from St. Elmo's Steak House. The problem seems to be that Indiana doesn't have much indigenous food. Neither of those stack up against crab cakes, it seems to me -- or lobster, for that matter.

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