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ricardo4432
01-30-2009, 08:47 AM
Super Bowl mayors wager 'trees' on game
Jan. 30, 2009
CBSSports.com wire reports

PITTSBURGH -- The mayors of the Super Bowl cities have made their wager: a tree vs. a tree -- of sorts.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who has taken to calling himself Steelerstahl since the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens to advance to Sunday's Super Bowl, has accepted the bet offered by Glendale, Ariz., Mayor Elaine Scruggs.

If the Steelers win, Glendale officials must plant a tree native to Pennsylvania outside University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals. If the Cardinals win, Ravenstahl must see that a cactus is planted outside of Heinz Field, where the Steelers play.

Pittsburgh's mayor is explaining the bet this way: "Pittsburgh is a city of trees, so we're betting a tree for a tree, even though theirs is a cactus."

Katipan
01-30-2009, 08:54 AM
How cute will that poor lil cactus be covered in yellow snow and ice.

rambleonthruthefog
01-30-2009, 08:55 AM
Super Bowl mayors wager 'trees' on game
Jan. 30, 2009
CBSSports.com wire reports

PITTSBURGH -- The mayors of the Super Bowl cities have made their wager: a tree vs. a tree -- of sorts.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, who has taken to calling himself Steelerstahl since the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens to advance to Sunday's Super Bowl, has accepted the bet offered by Glendale, Ariz., Mayor Elaine Scruggs.

If the Steelers win, Glendale officials must plant a tree native to Pennsylvania outside University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals. If the Cardinals win, Ravenstahl must see that a cactus is planted outside of Heinz Field, where the Steelers play.

Pittsburgh's mayor is explaining the bet this way: "Pittsburgh is a city of trees, so we're betting a tree for a tree, even though theirs is a cactus."


lets say the steelers lose. wouldn't you be pissed as a player if you had to look at your new cactus everyday? since when does the mayor get to decide whether or not a tree is planted on the teams facilities?

Katipan
01-30-2009, 08:59 AM
lets say the steelers lose. wouldn't you be pissed as a player if you had to look at your new cactus everyday? since when does the mayor get to decide whether or not a tree is planted on the teams facilities?

Glendale residents and Pittsburgh residents forked over millions in tax dollars to help support those stadiums.

And since the Mayor is the head resident dude/ette...

Mr. Laz
01-30-2009, 09:03 AM
scandal?

ricardo4432
01-30-2009, 09:22 AM
it's trees... someone had to make it interesting.

Kind of like the news.. I remember listening to the radio, and when the stock market would barely twitch downward, the news people would say it "plunged". LOL

Thus, this is a scandal. :)

bowener
01-30-2009, 09:28 AM
How will a cactus handle the climate there? I know it gets really cold in the desert at night, but I dont know how well a cactus can handle freezing.

Frankie
01-30-2009, 09:28 AM
Arizona/Pittsburgh mayors involved in Superbowl wagering scandal

Oh good. Arizona finally got a mayor.