49ers-Seahawks odds: Mayors, congressional delegations, baseball teams placing wagers on NFC Championship Game


The penultimate round of the 2014 NFL playoffs means more wagers over the results. San Francisco and California people and organizations are wagering with folks from Washington, and talking a little trash. We've got the details.

The San Francisco 49ers face off against their biggest current rival on Sunday when they face the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. As has become a regular occurrence, noted people and organizations connected to the two cities have placed friendly wagers on the outcome of Sunday's game.

For the third straight week, San Francisco mayor Ed Lee has a wager with the opposing mayor. Lee and Seattle mayor Edward Murray agreed on a bet that involves local products, as well as some charity. Mayor Lee would send Mitchell's Ice Cream, Poco Dolce Chocolates and Lefty O'Doul's original 1958 Bloody Mary Mix, and Mayor Murray would send Molly Moon's Ice Cream and Theo Chocolate. Additionally, the losing mayor will help the winning mayor in raising $10,000 for a food bank or meal program in the winning city.

Additionally, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has a wager in place with the Washington congressional delegation. If the 49ers win, Pelosi will receive Theo's chocolate from Congressman Jim McDermott, Brown & Haley Almond Roca toffees from Congressman Adam Smith, Fischer fair scones from Congressman Denny Heck, craft gin from Everett's Bluewater Distilling in Congressman Rick Larsen's district, Woodinville wine and smoked salmon from Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and apples from Amy's Decadent Chocolates courtesy of Congressman Derek Kilmer.

If the Seahawks win, Pelosi will provide the Washington delegation with San Francisco sourdough bread from Boudin's Bakery and chocolate from Ghirardelli and TCHO. Apparently Pelosi was not able to get other members of the California delegation to chip in on this wager.

Finally, we have a wager between two organizations. The San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners got into a trash-tweeting exchange that resulted in a bet. If the 49ers win, @Mariners has to post a picture of the Mariner Moose Kaepernicking. If the Seahawks win, @sfgiants has to post a picture of Lou Seal going "#feastmode" on some Skittles.

Here is a rundown of the tweets, starting with the one that got the Mariners to respond:

If that's not sufficiently random, you can also check out the trash talk engaged in by two bridges. Yes, @SFBayBridge and @520_bridge (no affiliation with either state's transportation departments). That exchange has actually been going on for a few days, so there are way too many tweets to include. Click on those links to check out their exchange.

It's a wild world we live in!

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