It wouldn’t be a championship event without each city’s respective mayors making a bet. Normally these wagers center around the food from the ciry, but Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, and Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles took a different spin on their bet for the 2014 Stanley Cup Final as the two politicians have engaged in a singing bet.
With the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers battling it out on the ice, the two mayors will be nervously sweating out the outcome as the loser of the bet will have to sing a song on Jimmy Kimmel Live about the winning team.
If the Rangers erase their 1-0 series hole and win their first Stanley Cup in 20 years, Garcetti will have to sing Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York. If the Kings hold onto their lead and win their second Cup in the last three seasons and defeat the Rangers, de Blasio will sing the famous Randy Newman song, I love LA.
“Start spreading the news, it’s been over 20 years since the Stanley Cup has found its home in New York City, and we look forward to it making its way here,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Let’s go Rangers.”
“Looks like another perfect day — for the Kings to take home the Stanley Cup,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “From the west side to the east side, the Kings will reign. Go Kings Go!”
For the average fan who has no real rooting interest in the outcome of this series, we are all winners as we will see the mayor from the largest or second-largest city in the country doing their best not to embarrass themselves and their city on national television.
[h/t Puck Daddy]