More New England lawmakers are making ill-fated bets with their New York counterparts that the loathsome and karmically-challenged New England Patriots will beat our beloved Giants in this weekend’s Super Bowl. Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his “friendly wager” with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Today, the governors and two senators joined the fray.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced that he will give Governor Cuomo 46 Centerville Pies from “The Pie Ladies” in Centerville, Legal Sea Foods clam chowder and 46 cases of Food Should Taste Good chips in Needham Heights when the Giants inevitably emerge victorious. To keep up appearances, Governor Cuomo promised to give “46 cases of one of the State’s newest and hottest exports- New York made Greek yogurt,” 46 dozen bagels from Ess-a-Bagel in Manhattan and 46 Junior’s cheesecakes in the utterly impossible event the evil Patriots manage to win. Both governors promised to donate their winnings to local food banks.
Governor Cuomo clearly knows he’s not going to lose.
“We all know what happened the last time the Giants and Patriots squared off in the Super Bowl, and there is no reason to believe the outcome will be any different this year,” he said. “I look forward to congratulating the Giants on winning their fourth Super Bowl title and seeing Governor Patrick’s generous wager offerings go to a food bank here in New York State.”
Governor Patrick also said something about rooting against the Giants. We refuse to print that kind of incendiary and irresponsible language on this website.
Senator Chuck Schumer and New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen bet beers on the game. When the Giants win, Senator Shaheen will have to supply every member of the Senate with local craft brews from New York. If the unthinkable happens and the disgusting Patriots pull off a victory, Senator Schumer will have to purchase craft beers from New Hampshire for his fellow Senators.
Senator Schumer is appropriately confident about his chances.
“I can’t wait for Senator Shaheen to participate in the ‘I Love New York Brew’ Campaign by buying the best craft brews in New York and supplying them to every member of the United States Senate,” he said. “When Big Blue brings Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to their knees, the entire U.S. Senate will understand why we love New York brew. Go Giants!”
Like Governor Patrick, Senator Shaheen also said something disparaging about the Giants that we refuse to print on this page.
Full Disclosure: This reporter is a native Brooklynite who roots for the Giants, the Yankees and, sadly, the Knicks. His love of the Yankees and four years spent at an undergraduate institution in Massachusetts have made him hate New England with a passion. Go Big Blue!