Firefighters Serve Dinner to Police After Losing Flag Football Game

After San Francisco police proved they’re better at football, the city’s firefighters have the chance to prove that they’re better at cooking this evening.

The police and fire departments made a bet on their flag football game at the Legends of Candlestick event on July 12 that the winners would prepare and serve a dinner to the losers.

The firefighters will make good on that bet tonight at EPIC Roasthouse at 7 p.m. after their 27-7 loss to the Police Department.

The game was played as a part of a sendoff to Candlestick Park, which will be retired as the San Francisco 49ers are set to begin their next season in the newly constructed Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

After the police-firefighters game, a team of 49ers legends led by quarterback Joe Montana played their own game against a team of former NFL greats led by former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino.

The 49ers team prevailed 45-40 when Joe Montana threw a game-winning pass to former team owner Eddie DeBartolo.

For tonight’s event, there is little contest as police Chief Greg Suhr and fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White both agreed before the game that the fire department has the better cooks.

But the issue of who had the better football players was more contentious, and the police officers’ food will taste all the better knowing that they’ve proven themselves superior with the pigskin.

Scott Morris, Bay City News

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