Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today bet Seattle Mayor Ed Murray that the New England Patriots will beat the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl XLIX.
“Belichick, Brady, Gronk and this entire Patriots team are playing their best football yet,” Mayor Elorza said. “I bet the Patriots will bring another championship home to New England, and am putting some of Providence’s favorite homegrown brands on the line. Go Pats!”
If the Seahawks win, Mayor Elorza will send between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds of items Providence is known for, 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.
If the Patriots win, Mayor Murray will send a gift basket to Providence City Hall full of items from Seattle that include Northwest alder-smoked salmon from Pure Food Fish Market, whole bean coffees from the original Starbucks at Pike Place Market and a giant bag of Skittles.
Mayor Elorza and Mayor Murray will be speak via phone at 3:30PM EST to finalize the wager.