It is Super Bowl week and one of the longest standing traditions is that mayors of the respective city’s make a friendly wager on the big game. This year, that honor falls on Seattle’s Ed Murray and Denver’s Michael Hancock.
Both are wagering many items, including dressing up in a ridiculous outfit. If you guess that a Macklemore thrift shop reference was involved, you’d be correct. Also, one mayor will wind up with crabs.
Here are the details of the wager, from the Seattle Times:
· 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.