FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2009
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND PHILADELPHIA MAYOR NUTTER MAKE FRIENDLY CHEESECAKE-VERSUS-CHEESESTEAK WAGER ON SUNDAY'S NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter made a friendly wager on the outcome of the NFC divisional playoff game between the Giants and Eagles. The game is 1 p.m. on Sunday at Giants Stadium. The winner will advance to the NFC Championship game. If the Giants win, Mayor Nutter will send a sampling of five cheesesteaks from five popular cheesesteak shops across Philadelphia. If the Eagles win, Mayor Bloomberg will send a giant, New York-style cheesecake from the Carnegie Deli in Manhattan.
"Whenever the Eagles come to town it's a big game, and the stakes are even higher when it's playoff time," said Mayor Bloomberg. "This year, we took the first game, they won the second, and now it's time to settle the battle of cheesecake versus cheesesteak and see who earns the right to play for the NFC Championship."
"Having already proven that Philadelphia has the best baseball team in the world, we look forward to the next step in Philadelphia sports history," said Mayor Nutter. "We know the Giants are the current champions, but to be the best, you have to beat the best. While I can't predict the outcome of the game, I can say that I'm looking forward to a good slice of cheesecake."
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Douglas Oliver (Mayor Nutter) (215) 686-6210