With the risk of endless photos and an entire day wearing a Tim Tebow jersey, how will Paul Revere ever live it down?
Boston City Hall put out a release detailing the terms of a “friendly wager” between Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on this Saturday’s playoff football game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos.
If the Bronco’s win, the famous Cyrus E. Dallin statue of an equestrian Paul Revere in the North End’s Prado will have to wear Tim Tebow’s #15 blue and orange jersey for an entire day. If the Patriot’s win, the Denver Mayor will wear Tom Brady’s #12 jersey to a public function.
The Mayors are also wagering dinners … New England lobster versus Colorado steak.
The City Hall gambling element is one thing (FYI – sport betting won’t be allowed at Massachusetts casinos). But perhaps more importantly, is this a fair wager? Is Paul Revere’s legacy really equal to that of a Denver mayor who allegedly visits brothels?
“The Patriots have all the tools an NFL team needs to go all the way,” Mayor Menino said in the press release. “I am confident in our team, and if the Patriots prevail, I will send Mayor Hancock a brand new Tom Brady jersey for his next public event, while I enjoy a fine steak dinner, his treat.”
For the sake of Paul’s legacy, let’s hope Menino’s confidence is justified. Go Pats!