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This Whole “Washington Football Team” Situation is Surreal

by Prince Of Petworth January 8, 2016 at 3:05 pm 64 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

First let me say – yes change the name – the name should be changed. Just so I’m clear and officially on record. It’s just so bizarre to read a press release where the mayor of a city won’t say the name of the team. It’s bonkers. Right? Having said all that – go Burgundy and Gold!!

Now read the prose of one writer in a precarious situation – from the Mayor’s office:

“Today, Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Green Bay, WI Mayor Jim Schmitt entered into a friendly wager ahead of Sunday’s playoff game between the Washington Football Team and the Green Bay Packers.

My home team has been on a roll lately, and I look forward to cheering them on to victory against Green Bay,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “And when they do win, I look forward to enjoying some of that fine Wisconsin cheese while saying: You like that!”

“I’m delighted to showcase our world famous cheese curds in this friendly wager,” said Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt. “After we smoke Washington, the people of Green Bay will dine on the half smokes sausages offered up by Mayor Bowser.”

Up for stakes is the Washington, DC delicacy “half smoke” sausages should the Washington football team lose the game, or Cannery Public Market cheese curds should the Packers lose. To up the ante, the mayor representing the losing team has to wear the winner’s t-shirt at a mentoring service event. The mayor of the losing team is required to send their hometown delectable by the following week.

Both mayors are looking forward to rooting on their respective teams during Sunday’s game. Kick off time is at 4:40 p.m. EST.”

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