It seems that more than Super Bowl aspirations are on the line when our San Francisco 49ers take the field this Saturday against the New Orleans Saints. SF Mayor Ed Lee and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu agreed on a friendly wager today in which the office of the winning team’s mayor will receive a package of signature foods and drinks from the losing mayor.
It seems that more than Super Bowl aspirations are on the line when our San Francisco 49ers take the field this Saturday against the New Orleans Saints. SF Mayor Ed Lee and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu agreed on a friendly wager today in which the office of the winning team’s mayor will receive a package of signature foods and drinks from the losing mayor. The two Mayors are set to meet next week at the US Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington DC.
According to a press release sent by Mayor Lee’s office, Lee and his cohorts stand to receive fresh Louisiana seafood, a Sucre King Cake, and Abita beer
if when the 49ers triumph.
If, heavens forbid, the 49ers lose, Landrieu and co. would receive SF seafood including Dungeness crab from Fisherman’s Wharf, Boudin sourdough bread, and Anchor Steam beer.
As the Appeal’s acting ambassador between the City by the Bay and the Big Easy, (I’m an SFian and die-hard 49er fan but New Orleans is home) I’d like to clear up a few things on the food.
Louisianians take pride in from-Louisiana crawfish and if you’re going that route it really isn’t the season for them: Lee, you are warned. And as a special heads-up to Landrieu: Lee means Boudin, not boudin; you won’t be receiving sausage bread.
Says Lee on our red and gold all=stars, “Our 49ers are a source of great pride for San Francisco and the entire the Bay Area. Coach Harbaugh has led a resurgence of the Red & Gold, and this team has a shot to go all the way. So while I’m excited to make this bet with Mayor Landrieu, we have no intention of sending anything to New Orleans. Go Niners!”
To which Landrieu countered, “The Saints are truly a source of pride for the ‘Who Dat Nation’ and we look forward to them beating the 49ers on the road to a second Super Bowl. Like our Saints, we also pride ourselves on our cuisine, especially Louisiana seafood.”
“But we don’t expect to be sending any to the Bay City anytime soon” Landrieu said “We look forward to sampling Dungeness Crab and other San Francisco treats next week.”
As another warning, Landrieu: SF does not pride itself on Rice-a-Roni. Be wary of the “treats.”
While y’all bring the house down in the Bay Area, I will be at my favorite bar (shout-out to Flanagan’s Pub in the French Quarter!) surrounded by friends seething with hatred over the defensive prowess and badassery of the 49ers. As much as I’d love a Two Dat, (because Lombardi Gras was crunker than a southern rap apocalypse) my blood runs red (not black) and gold. Go Niners!