FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 2012
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR LEE MAKE FRIENDLY WAGER ON GIANTS-49ERS PLAYOFF GAME
Mayor Encourages New Yorkers to Wear Blue on Friday
Winning Team Will Be Represented on Local Landmark in Losing City; Winning City Will Also Receive Local Delicacies
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a friendly wager on the upcoming NFC Championship game between the Giants and 49ers. The game will take place on Sunday, January 22 in San Francisco. The Mayor will again be wearing blue on Friday to support the Giants as part of “Big Blue Friday,” and hopes all New Yorkers will do the same.
If the Giants win, Mayor Lee will drape an iconic San Francisco cable car in Giants flags and will send classic sourdough bread to New York City.
If the 49ers win, Mayor Bloomberg will rename 49th Street in Manhattan as “49ers Street.” He will also send a dozen New York bagels, from Bagel Oasis in Queens, to San Francisco.
“Just like Hakeem Nicks ran right past the Packers’ secondary, the Giants are going to breeze by the 49ers on their way to the Super Bowl,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “After Sunday, Niners fans will be left with a taste as sour as their famous bread, and the Giants will have their sights set on another trophy.”
“49ers fever is sweeping our City and the entire Bay Area region, and we are so proud of our hometown team,” said Mayor Lee. “So while I’m excited to make this bet with Mayor Bloomberg, we have no intention of losing. We’re going all the way to the Super Bowl. The Giants will have to leave their hearts and their Super Bowl hopes in San Francisco. Go Niners!”
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