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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.

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