PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s traditional for mayors from the cities competing in the Super Bowl to make a bet on the outcome, but when the Patriots are playing, the opponents have to get creative.
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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, true to his Irish heritage, is superstitious. He bet on the Pats a couple of times and they lost, so he stopped, and then they started winning.READ MORE: Carjackings In Philadelphia Have Nearly Tripled Since 2019; More Than 100 Already In 2022
Now, he thinks the bets were a jinx and he won’t participate. But the mayor of Brockton reached out to Mayor Jim Kenney this week at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and offered a Rocky versus Rocky wager: Brockton has a statue of Rocky Marciano. Philadelphia, of course, has Rocky Balboa.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Delaware Valley As Snow Could Affect Thursday’s Morning Commute
The Rocky in the losing city will wear the winner’s team garb. Kenney also put up a keg of Yards beer against a case of Stockton’s Rocky Marciano wine.