Let's be honest. Mayoral bets over sporting events are usually pretty lame. However, the mayors of the two cities represented in the Super Bowl — Boston and New York City — have a pretty good wager on the line for Super Bowl XLVI.
The mayor whose team wins the Super Bowl bet won't be treated to a dinner original to the losing city or a case of beer. Instead, a family from the winning team's city will be hooked up with a pretty extravagant trip to the other city.
The New York Post has all of the details of the deal between New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino, and it's pretty cool.
Here's what's at stake.
If the Patriots win the Super Bowl:
A family from Boston will receive…
If the Giants win the Super Bowl…
The bet is essentially every mayoral bet rolled into one giant package for the lucky family that wins.
"I have a lot of faith in the Patriots," Menino said, according to the Post. "They carried us this far, and I hope they'll carry the Vince Lombardi Trophy right back to Boston. But either on the field or off, the City of Boston wins by being able to showcase some of the best our great city has to offer."
Families will be able to enter into a lottery to win the selected package following the Super Bowl.