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If Patriots Win, Menino Will Get Crab Cakes

BOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Menino once again is betting on the Patriots to win Sunday in Foxboro.

Boston’s mayor is betting a lobster dinner that the Patriots will win the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens.

In exchange, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has offered up a platter of famous Maryland crab cakes if (and when) the Patriots win.

“I’m confident in the Patriots. They put together a great team that works well together on the field, but of course we all need to stay focused on the game at hand,” Mayor Menino said. “I hope to be enjoying some Baltimore crab cakes when it’s over.”

Mayor Menino’s office cleverly referred to the friendly wager as a “Clash of the Crustaceans.”

Menino already has a Colorado steak dinner coming his way after last week’s bet with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.

With all four of Boston’s major sports teams having won championships in the past decade, Menino has grown pretty accustomed to winning these wagers.

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