Mayor Bloomberg Wagers Street Naming Rights in NFC Championship Game Bet

Mayor Bloomberg Wagers Street Naming Rights in NFC Championship Game Bet

With the NFC Championship Game on the horizon, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is feeling pretty confident-probably more confident than Giants Coach Tom Coughlin. Bloomberg is so high on the Giants recent success that he's made a pretty wild bet with San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee.

If the Giants win, Lee has agreed to throw a Giants flag over a classic San Fran cable car, and will ship sourdough bread to New York. A wise move by Lee, nothing too drastic. If the 49ers win, however, Bloomberg will send a dozen bagels from Bagel Oasis in Queens to the Bay and rename 49th Street in Manhattan to "49ers street." That's a pretty risky bet.

Sure, the last time these teams met in the NFC Championship Game, the Giants (Leonard Marshall, specifically) basically ended Joe Montana's career as a Niner en route to Super Bowl XXV (which they won), but isn't this just a tad bit cocky? The city of New York stands to lose more if the Giants take the L.

Giants fans and New Yorkers-feel free to share your thoughts and feelings on this.

[via Gothamist]

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Tags: mayor-bloomberg, new-york, new-york-giants, san-francisco-49ers, edwin-m-lee, nfc-championship-game
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