The Usual Mayors' Super Bowl Bet Seems One-Sided to Us


According to the New York Post and the New York Daily News, here's what is on the line in the annual mayors' Super Bowl Bet:

If the Giants win, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg will receive 100 cups of Legal Seafoods New England clam chowder, 42 pounds of Dunkin' Donuts coffee, 12 Boston cream pies, 12 dozen Parker House rolls, 100 hot dogs, 20 pizzas, five cases of ice cream and yogurt bars, and 100 servings of organic yogurt.

If the Giants lose, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will receive 42 Carnegie Deli pastrami and corned beef sandwiches; some Big Blue Cheese Eli Mann-Eater burgers from Gallagher's Steak House, a case of beef and chicken patties from Golden Krust Bakery, pizza from Goodfella's on Staten Island, rugelach from Junior's in Brooklyn, ices from the Lemon Ice King of Corona, and 20 pounds of "Super Steak" from Peter Luger, along with six bottles of its steak sauce.

Is it me, or is this the most one-sided food bet in history? Menino will make out like a bandit if the Patriots win. And doesn't it also strengthen my case for New York's food superiority?