In a departure from the usual wager of Maryland blue crabs, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced Friday they are betting a day of service on Sunday's Super Bowl.
The mayor representing the winning city will host the losing city's mayor for a day of volunteerism organized through AmeriCorps.
"The Baltimore Ravens reached the Super Bowl this year with a combination of devastating defense and flawless offence," Rawlings-Blake said in a statement announcing the wager. "Their victory on Sunday will further cement Baltimore's legacy as a great football city, and serve as the perfect capstone to the Hall of Fame career of Ray Lewis."
"The Niners don’t always go to the Super Bowl," Lee countered, "but when they do, they win."
The mayors didn’t completely escape betting on crabs. As part of the wager, the mayor representing the losing team will visit their local crab market wearing the jersey of the winning team.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun