Seattle, S.F., mayors place wagers on game: Murray tells 49ers to ‘bring earplugs’

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SEATTLE – Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, in a phone call with San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, on Wednesday placed a friendly wager on Sunday’s NFC title game.


(Photo: Seattle Mayor’s Office)

In the wager, the losing mayor will assist the winning mayor in raising $10,000 for a food bank or meal program in the winning city and also send a food donation to the winning city’s food bank.

“We have every confidence in our team going into Sunday’s game,” said Murray. “We know, too, that the 12th Man will boost our players and make it very tough for our division rival 49ers to get in a win in Seattle. We can’t say this enough, bring your earplugs.”

“It was always going to come down to this – the two best teams in the NFC battling for a chance to play in the Super Bowl,” Lee said. “We wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. When the Niners raise that Lombardi Trophy in New York City next month, they will do so knowing that they’d made the trip up to Seattle and triumphed over their rivals from the North for the chance to play for that championship.”

Also under terms of the bet:

  • If the Seahawks win the game, Lee will send Mitchell’s Ice Cream and Poco Dolce Chocolates to Murray;
  • If the 49ers win the game, Murray will send Molly Moon’s Ice Cream and Theo Chocolate to Lee.

Mayor Lee upped the ante and added a 1958 Bloody Mary Mix from Lefty O’Doul’s Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge in San Francisco.

“We actually don’t have another item to add to that so we’ll have to think about how we up it on that one,” said Murray. “I’m sure your fans will need it after the game anyway.”

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