If the Seahawks win the Super Bowl, a Lombardi Trophy isn’t the only thing Seattle will come home with.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray made the Super Bowl a little bit more interesting Thursday night on the Colbert Report by making a food-themed bet.
The stipulations: If the Hawks win, Hancock will send Murray a Colorado beef steak. If the Broncos win, Murray will send Hancock a nice salmon fillet from the Northwest.
The two mayors were invited to the Colbert Report as part of the show’s ongoing “Superb Owl” coverage this week. Host Stephen Colbert made reference to Murray being the first openly-gay mayor in Seattle and landed a low blow when noting that the Seahawks were the “Mariners of football.”
In terms of who was showing more support for their respective teams, it was clearly Murray, who came dressed in a slick Seahawks jacket. Hancock, meanwhile, only wore a normal blue sweater and orange polo — sure, those are Broncos colors, but at least Murray rocked a Hawks logo.
The mayors were on for no more than five minutes. Other topics on Thursday night’s show included an interview with New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, a discussion about the NFL’s concussion problem, and Colbert going off about NFL players potentially using medicinal marijuana for injuries.
Check back on GeekWire next week to hear Mayor Murray’s thoughts on the delayed gigabit Internet situation in Seattle.