While the big day doesn’t arrive until Sunday, the mayoral smack talk has begun.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Providence, RI Mayor Jorge O. Elorza have agreed to terms in the Super Bowl XLIX showdown between the Seahawks and the Patriots.
“Seattle is a lock to win the Super Bowl,” said Murray. “Seahawks fans are pumped up. The 12s will not be denied.”
Murray reached out to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh with a friendly wager, but apparently Walsh has lost two game-related bets as mayor, while Murray has never lost one. Both mayors are superstitious, and as an avid Patriots fan and season ticket holder, Walsh decided against a wager.
Elorza is offering up a basket of Providence’s favorite local brands, including Olneyville New York System hot wiener sauce spice mix, sweet bread from El Quetzal Bakery, Trinity Brew House IPA, and music by Deer Tick and the Low Anthem.
Mayor Murray and Mayor Elorza met and agreed to wager on the game at the recent U.S. Conference of Mayors gathering in Washington, D.C.
Murray will be attending the Super Bowl with his husband.