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Captain America and Star Lord Make A Bet On The Super Bowl

By Christopher De Voss @chrisdevoss

Whenever there is a major championship sporting event, celebrities and politicians seem to appear to make bizarre wagers over the contest’s winner. Mayors and Governors will placate the media by betting local cuisine or touristy tchotchkes. It was cute and fun about 25 years ago when it first started happening, but now it’s a yawn and only the local 11:00 newscasts seem to give a damn. So, it was refreshing to see a small Twitter bet appear concerning this year’s Super Bowl between Captain America and Star Lord.

It appears that actors Chris Evans and Chris Pratt share a lot in common aside from their first names. Like I said, both are big name actors, both portray Marvel superheroes on the big screen, and both are football fans. It also just so happens that each Chris’ favorite team is playing in this year’s Super Bowl. Evans is a Patriots fan and Captain America from both the Captain America franchise and The Avengers, while Pratt is a Seahawks fan who appears in Guardians of the Galaxy as Star Lord. As a matter of fact, Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy knocked Evans’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier off its #1 perch for most money earned in 2014 so the two have a friendly rivalry brewing even without their teams squaring off in the big game.


And these two are not fair weather or bandwagon fans. They each have legit fandom street cred on their resumes. Pratt grew up in Lake Stevens, Washington State which is about 36 miles north of Seattle. Evans was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and was 4 years old when the Chicago Bears Super Bowl Shuffled all over his hometown Pats in Super Bowl XX.


Ah, the 80’s…

Regardless, here’s Pratt at a Seahawks game


And here’s Evans with Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft


Anyway, Evans opened with the first tweet and Pratt eagerly turned it into this awesome wager.

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The @chris_haven handle refers to Christopher’s Haven, a nonprofit that provides “supportive housing for families whose children are receiving outpatient pediatric cancer treatments in Boston, MA.”

So there you have it, which children’s charity is going to get a super hero visit? Comment below with who you’re rooting for to win.








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