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Mayor Bill de Blasio is super excited about the upcoming Super Bowl in New York.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mr. de Blasio–a supporter of the New England Patriots and the first die-hard sports fan to occupy Gracie Mansion in more than a decade–praised the National Football League for choosing to hold the biggest game of the year across the river in New Jersey.
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After coming out as a Red Sox supporter years ago, and recently “gingerly” acknowledging his continued allegiance to the baseball team widely despised by New York sports fans, Bill de Blasio has some salt to rub into the wound.
A Giants fan hurled insults at Gisele Bündchen, wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as she left the Super Bowl last weekend, but the supermodel has at least one defender in New York City: Councilman Peter Vallone.
Ms. Bündchen’s responded to the fans shout of “Eli owns your husband!” by criticizing Mr. Brady’s teammates. Her remarks have become earned her many enemies in Boston, but Mr. Vallone argued the Giants fan who mocked Ms. Bündchen acted even more inappropriately than the supermodel herself.
“yeah giselle said some classless things,” Mr. Vallone wrote on his Facebook wall. “you know what’s even more classless? grown men shouting at and harassing a woman.”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced they have entered into a “friendly wager” on the upcoming Super Bowl between the New York Giants and the loathsome New England Patriots. When the Giants win, one New York City family will “win” a trip to Boston with free hotels, food, tours, tickets to a Bruins or Celtics game, a concert and a photo with Mayor Menino. Mayor Bloomberg announced the Super Bowl bet in a press release, this afternoon.
“New York sports teams have a history of cleaning up when they go to Boston – and now our fans will have a chance to do the same,” said Mayor Bloomberg said.
Mayor Bloomberg’s press release didn’t explain why any New Yorkers in their right mind would ever want to visit Boston.