Vikings Playoff Game Prompts Friendly Wager Between Mayor Hodges and Seattle Mayor
 
January 8, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS)—Mayor Betsy Hodges challenged Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray to a friendly wager ahead of Sunday’s first-round playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks. The game will be played at TCF Bank Stadium. 
 “The Seahawks are really great, what with their brutal loss in last years’ Super Bowl and all. And yes, they beat us this year when we were missing our three best defensive players,” said Mayor Betsy Hodges. “But I have a feeling they might just come to TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday and fall flat on their faces because Teddy Bridgewater and our dominating defense are clearly ready for revenge. Plus we’ve got the true 12th man, the cold.”
“The Seahawks won big in Minnesota back in December – I can see the Hawks winning there again by an even wider margin now that Marshawn Lynch is back, healthy, and playing,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “The Hawks are experienced NFL champions, while the Vikings have never won an NFL title in their five decades of existence. With a win on Sunday, the Hawks take the first step in returning to a third straight Super Bowl.”
If the Vikings defeat the Seahawks, Mayor Murray will send fresh salmon from Pike Place Fish Market, coffee from Starbucks, and baked goods from Central District’s Kings Donuts to Minneapolis. If the Seahawks win, Mayor Hodges will send beer from Indeed Brewing Company, a “North” stocking hat and mittens from Askov Finlayson, dates from the Karmel Mall, and a Prince t-shirt.
Last week the Vikings clinched the NFC North division championship with a solid defeat of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Vikings three consecutive wins at the end of the season earned them the third seed in the NFC playoffs, the Seahawks are the sixth seed.
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Published Jan 8, 2016

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