BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is confident that the Baltimore Ravens will defeat their rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Saturday’s playoff game. She has agreed to a friendly wager with Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

“Coach Harbaugh and the entire Ravens team are playing their best football right now, and I look forward to watching them win on Saturday,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “I am also excited to see how handsome my colleague, Mayor Ravenstahl, looks in purple and black.”

The two mayors agreed to a three-tiered wager. The mayor of the losing team must send the other mayor some food that is unique to the city. Mayor Rawlings-Blake agreed to send a tray of crab cakes from Faidley’s Seafood in Baltimore’s historic Lexington Market. Legendary New York Times food critic R.W. Apple once called Faidley’s crab cakes “the single best crab cake in Baltimore, if not the Western Hemisphere.” Mayor Ravenstahl agreed to send a plate of delicious sandwiches courtesy of Primanti Bros. Restaurant, Steeler-inspired Smiley cookies from Eat’n Park, and various other Pittsburgh-based goodies.

In addition to the food, the mayor of the losing team must post a social media message stating, “[The Winning Team] are superior to the [Losing Team].” Also, the mayor of the losing team will post a video pronouncing the winning team’s superiority while wearing the winning team’s jersey. 

The game takes place Saturday at 4:30 p.m.  in Pittsburgh.

Comments (14)
  1. Free2speak2 says:

    GO RAVENS!!!!!!

  2. ravensfan says:

    n mayor blake is also using the taxpayers money to send these goodies to pittsburgh

  3. Amor Niño says:


  4. Bill says:

    Eat-n-park food for Maryland crabcakes! Our crab cakes are the best in the universe! Whats his face, the mayor of Pittsburgh needs to up the ante! Pittsburg has no cuisine or taste, just podunk

  5. pigeon says:

    Hope my tax $$ aren’t going to pay for this. She can out of her own money (and I don’t mean her “expense account”. Remember, we need the money for our schools, dept. of rec. & parks, police and fire depts., etc.

  6. Cathy Jean Gruebl says:

    There goes another blow to our pension checks.

  7. Michael says:

    Get over it, $40 dollars won’t bankrupt us anymore.

    1. Kenny says:

      Thanks Michael, this won’t bankrupt the city and those complaining probably don’t pay taxes anyway!

  8. Darryl says:

    Thank u Michael, and these types of friendly wagers have been going on for years. Thanks Mayor Rawlings/Blake and Go RAVENS!!!!! Both of whom we can be proud of:)

  9. Shelia says:

    GO RAVENS!!!!!!!!! KICK BUTT 2NITE.!!! I think the Pittsburgh mayor looks good in black and purple

  10. Tom says:

    People always want put poltics in everything. My god she makes enough money of her own. Go up people

  11. johnsonj3 says:

    For the ones that who was crying about the money that might have been spent you don’t have to worry, because the Steelres won. so wipe your tears.

  12. Lady6Burgh says:

    Pay up!!! We’ll let Ravenstahl (no pun intended)be the judge of those crab cakes!!!

  13. Pat says:

    I’d take a Primanti sanwich over a crab cake anyday!

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