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Chicago, Tampa mayors risk food, beer in Cup bet

Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel


In keeping with the sacred tradition dating back to (one assumes) ancient Mesopotamia, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will put beer and food on the line in a wager between these warring cities, as noted by the Tampa Tribune.

Should the Blackhawks prove victorious in their quest to secure a third Stanley Cup championship in six years, then Buckhorn will surrender 122 mini-Cuban sandwiches, a case of Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale, and Columbia Restaurant’s “1905” salad.

If Steven Stamkos and Tampa Bay raises the Cup, then they will be winning their city a case of beer from Slap Shot Brewing, 122 slices of Eli’s cheesecake, one of Giordano’s a deep-dish pizzas, and one of BJ’s Market’s mustard-fried catfish and peach cobbler.

There will also be a charitable contribution made as part of the bet. Should Chicago win, the benefactors will be a group helping at-risk children called Becoming A Man (BAM) and if the Lightning win then a contribution will be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay.

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