Mayor of Boston upholds his bet

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October 2, 2013 by Paige Hall

When the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins got ready to spar during the Stanley Cup Finals last season, everyone knew there was something special about the matchup. Both Original Six teams represent cities with rich history and rich hockey roots, making way for a new rivalry. While fans of Bean Town and the City of Big Shoulders went at it over who would be crowned the better team, the cities’ mayors chimed in by making a bet on behalf of their cities. Part of the wager was that if Chicago won, Boston would post a highlight reel of the Blackhawks’ in their moments of Stanley Cup glory on its website’s homepage.

City of Boston watches Blackhawks Stanley Cup win

As part of the deal the city of Boston posted the Stanley Cup celebration on their homepage.

Watch the video here:

And in case you stumble across this post on a later date and the bet has been taken down from Boston’s website, here’s what it looked like:

Chicago Mayor's Blackhawks bet

This was the bet Mayor Rahm Emmanuel proposed to Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino

 

Boston Mayor Tom Menino's bet against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel.

Boston Mayor Tom Menino’s bet against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel.

Hat tip to the city of Boston for upholding their end of the bet.

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