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Mayor Brown makes bet with Jacksonville Mayor

Posted at 9:23 PM, Jan 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-05 21:23:11-05

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown placed a friendly bet with Jacksonville's Mayor Lenny Curry ahead of Sunday's game between the Bills and Jaguars.

If the Bills win, Jacksonville will be sending over some local ale from Intuition Brewery, a Jacksonville-based craft brewery.

If the Bills lose, Mayor Brown will send Mayor Curry beer from Flying Bison.

Friendly wagers between the heads of cities represented in sporting competitions have become quite popular.  In cities across North America, mayors have been known to showcase a local 'favorite' in the bet.

On Friday, Brown led a rally for city staff at Buffalo City Hall.  Dressed in a Bills hat and sweater, Brown looked ready to celebrate and cheer on his team for their first playoff game in 17 seasons.