It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without the mayors from both competing cities making some sort of ridiculous bet on the outcome of the game. And this year, that means Seattle’s Ed Murray and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock have made a friendly wager.
The bet was announced this morning at a press conference at City Hall. While it’s certainly a ridiculous one, at least it’s a bit more entertaining than some of Murray’s previous football-related bets. More important: Whatever happens on the field, some very worthy causes will benefit.
Here’s the skinny, straight from the Mayor’s Office:
· If the Seattle Seahawks win the Super Bowl, Mayor Hancock would send Denver green chili, a ball cap, hoodie and handmade skis from Denver’s own Icelantic Skis, a Denver-themed item that will be auctioned to support the Lifelong AIDS Alliance, and Mayor Hancock would wear a costume curated by the Lifelong AIDS Alliance thrift shop in the spirit of Macklemore’s Grammy-award-winning song.
· If the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl, Mayor Murray would send salmon and Dungeness crab, a road bike from Seattle’s Rodriguez Bicycles, a piece of blown glass art by Seattle’s own Dale Chihuly, and Mayor Ed Murray will wear Bronco pajamas on PJ Day, February 6, to raise awareness for Denver’s Road Home, a ten year plan to end homelessness.
The real winner here is the fans, as either way one of these mayors will be dressing up.