Mayor Landrieu, Philadelphia's mayor wager on Saints playoff game

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter entered into a friendly wager on Saturday's NFL Playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles.

The bet promises a "cultural gift" and a "community gift" to the city with the winning football team.

"Our city and every member of the Who Dat nation has the utmost confidence in our Saints and we can't wait to see them take on the Eagles in Philadelphia, getting the Black and Gold one step closer to making another trip to the Super Bowl," said Mayor Landrieu. "

In addition to having the best team in the NFL, we also know that we have some of the greatest cuisine and music in the world. But we don't expect to be sending any to the 'City of Brotherly Love' anytime soon."

Each Mayor's wager includes an assortment of items for which are unique to the city they lead. Mayor Landrieu's wager includes:

  • New Orleans' own Chef and restaurateur Greg Reggio, who will host a crawfish boil to the tunes of one of the city's famous brass bands
  • Donation of $2,500 to the Youth Violence Reduction Collaborative in the Winchester Playground & Recreation Center in Philadelphia's 22nd Police District
  • Mayor Nutter's wager includes:

  • Philly's own Chef Brian Duffy, known for his role on Bar Rescue, will present a special taste of Philly flavor highlighting local Philadelphia farms and products
  • Mitchell & Ness providing $2,500 monetary and merchandise donation to the NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball program