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January 30, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Boston mayor refuses to bet against Seahawks in Super Bowl

Update at 2:15 p.m.: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Providence, R.I. Mayor Jorge Elorza have agreed to the terms of their Super Bowl wager, Murray’s office said.

If the Seahawks win the Super Bowl, Elorza will hand over a basket with Olneyville New York System hot wiener sauce spice mix, El Quetzal Bakery sweet bread, Trinity Brew House IPA beer and music by Deer Tick and the Low Anthem.

If the Patriots emerge triumphant, Murray will send along Northwest alder-smoked salmon from Pure Food Fish Market, coffees from the original Starbucks at Pike Place Market and a giant bag of Marshawn Lynch’s favorite snack, Skittles.

Original post: Boston Mayor Martin Walsh isn’t exactly bursting with confidence ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl showdown between his hometown New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

Walsh has turned down an offer by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to make a wager on the game, a spokeswoman said Friday.

“Following two unsuccessful sports bets with other mayors, Mayor Walsh –- a lifelong Patriots fan and season ticket holder –- is foregoing a bet with Seattle for this year’s Super Bowl because he does not want to jinx his beloved Patriots,” spokeswoman Bonnie McGilpin said in a statement.

Murray will instead make a bet with Providence, R.I. Mayor Jorge Elorza. The terms of the wager have yet to be released.

Murray scored a selection of Wisconsin beer, sausages and cheese earlier this month in a bet with Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt when the Seahawks beat the Packers in the NFC Championship.

“Mayor Murray has a good relationship with sports bets but Mayor Walsh doesn’t have a good relationship with sports bets,” Murray spokesman Jason Kelly said Friday. “He’s a superstitious person, so he’s elected not to bet.”

| More in Fan zone, Super Bowl | Topics: bet, Ed Murray, mayors

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