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SUBJECT: Mayor Ed Murray bets Top Pot Doughnuts the Seahawks will beat the Saints

1/9/2014  4:00:00 PM
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Mayor Ed Murray bets Top Pot Doughnuts the Seahawks will beat the Saints

Mayor Ed Murray today, in a phone call with New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu, placed a friendly wager on this Saturday’s divisional playoff game with the Seahawks and the Saints in CenturyLink Field. In the wager, Landrieu put up his city’s King Cake from Sucre’ Bakery, a traditional dessert eaten during Mardi Gras, and Louisiana seafood against a Seattle favorite.

“Should the unthinkable happen and New Orleans wins, we’re going to offer you Top Pot Doughnuts, from a company that is home grown right here in the city of Seattle,” said Murray.

Terms of the Wager:

  • If the Seattle Seahawks win the game, New Orleans Mayor Landrieu will provide Seattle Mayor’s Office with King Cake and Louisiana Seafood.
  • If the New Orleans Saints win the game, the Seattle Mayor’s office will provide the New Orleans Mayor’s Office with Top Pot Doughnuts.

Top Pot Doughnuts owner Mark Klebeck was on hand during today’s telephone call to endorse the deal.

“We definitely want to expand our product to be in New Orleans, but only after we win the Superbowl,” said Klebeck.

Murray spent about ten minutes on the telephone trading barbs with Landrieu. The two Mayors agreed to talk again tomorrow and tweet during Saturday’s game.

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