Mayoral football rematch: Mayor Rybak and Green Bay Mayor exchange wager #2
October 29, 2009 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) – The upcoming Vikings-Packers football game is bringing a re-match both on and off the field as rival teams meet up this weekend for their second bout of the season. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak announced today that he and Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt have once again waged a friendly wager as the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers prepare to meet on Sunday, Nov. 1 in Green Bay.
In the unlikely scenario that the Vikings lose this game, Rybak will send Schmitt a six-pack of Finnegan’s locally-brewed beer; 10 pounds of hot Polish sausage from Everett's Foods & Meats, a family-run Minneapolis butcher that uses meat from local farmers; and a pound of Sweet Swede Lingonberry Chocolate Fudge from a mother-daughter business located in Lindstrom, MN.
If the Vikings once again win the game, Mayor Schmitt will send Mayor Rybak a quart of Titletown Brewery Beer from a Green Bay brewery, 12 pounds of All American Beef Steaks from American Foods Group and 4 pounds of waffle fries.
"It’s been a great season so far, and I’m confident that our Vikings will again be victorious," Mayor Rybak said. "But in the unlikely event that the game doesn’t go our way this time, I know our friends across the border will enjoy the little taste of Minnesota we’ll send their way."
Two weeks ago, when the Viking beat the Packers at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, a friendly wager between Rybak and Schmitt led to the delivery of 10 pounds of All-American Hamburgers, Seroogy’s Chocolate, and Wisconsin-made cheese to Mayor Rybak’s office. Rybak donated the gift from Green Bay to Caring and Sharing Hands, a Minneapolis homeless shelter that provides food, clothing, shelter, transportation assistance, medical and dental help to those in need.
Published Oct. 29, 2009