FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2012
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND GREEN BAY MAYOR SCHMITT MAKE FRIENDLY WAGER ON GIANTS-PACKERS PLAYOFF GAME
Mayor Encourages New Yorkers to Wear Blue Tomorrow
Winning City Will Receive Local Delicacies
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt today announced a friendly wager on the upcoming playoff game between the Giants and Packers. The game will take place on Sunday, January 15 in Green Bay. The Mayor will be wearing blue tomorrow to support the Giants as part of "Big Blue Friday," and hopes all New Yorkers will do the same.
If the Giants win, Mayor Schmitt will send local cheese curds and Titletown's Sno-Cap root beer.
If the Packers win, Mayor Bloomberg will send Junior's cheesecake and - in honor of the touchdown dance stylings of Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz - salsa from the Brooklyn Salsa Company.
"The Giants are playing best when it matters most, and I know they're going to keep it up on Sunday," said Mayor Bloomberg. "I have a feeling that Victor Cruz will be dancing in the end zone and the Giants will be putting the Packers' Super Bowl dreams to rest just like they did four years ago. And our salsa and cheesecake will be staying right here in Brooklyn."
"The Lambeau Leap will always trump a touchdown salsa dance! We have the best team in the NFL and I look forward to another win," said Mayor Schmitt.
Stu Loeser / Julie Wood (212) 788-2958
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