Jets Bets

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravensthal are asking fans what to wager on this weekend's AFC championship game between the Jets and the Steelers. Call in to let us know what, if anything, you think the Steel City could put up.

Comments [34]

Stan Green from West Long Branch, New Jersey

I am food oriented and the natural bet is
a Carnegie Deli Sandwich (Corned Beef and Pastrami) for Cappicola Primanti Brothers Sandwich.

Jan. 20 2011 05:13 PM
Emily from Duluth, GA

We call ourselves "Pittsburghers."

Jan. 20 2011 01:58 PM
Cupcake from Brooklyn, NY

It's always great to give something useful and something you're passionate about. Mayor Bloomberg can show New York's passion for saving money and the environment by giving Pittsburg a Cool Roof. Send a group of young people from one of the not-for-profits doing this work.

Jan. 20 2011 12:05 PM
RJB from NYC

I don't understand why Mayor Bloomberg is participating in this bet. Shouldn't it be between the Mayor of Pittsburgh and the Mayor of East Rutherford, New Jersey?

Jan. 20 2011 12:04 PM
Merez from NYC

If Jets win Pittsburgh sends Christina Aguilera for a free concert in NYC. If Jets lose they send lady gaga.

Jan. 20 2011 12:02 PM

Troy Polamolu. If he can't play for us, he can dance at the NYC Ballet or Alvin Ailey. (I am serious, and I love football.)

Jan. 20 2011 11:59 AM
Mike from Tribeca

Klondike Bars and Gus' Pickles.

Jan. 20 2011 11:59 AM
Ken from Soho

The bet should be between the mayor of Pittsburgh, and the mayor of Secaucus. The Jets do not play in New York.

Jan. 20 2011 11:58 AM
Debbie from NYC

Carnegie Deli is tourist crap! The best sandwich in NYC is that deli in Astoria on 23rd Ave between 33rd & 35th Street (something & sons...can't recall)

Jan. 20 2011 11:58 AM

Troy Polamolu. If he can't play for us, he can dance at the NYC Ballet or Alvin Ailey. (I am serious, and I love football.)

Jan. 20 2011 11:57 AM
a g from n j

cheryl was from pittsburgh btw

Jan. 20 2011 11:57 AM
Economist from Montreal - Land of Anglos in a sea of Francophones

NY State can give Pennsylvania the property law in NY which does not allow mining companies that legal right to buy the underground. In Ontario if you buy a house and the land on which it stands, mining companies have the right to mine underneath. New York State does not allow this. Thus a landowner can prohibit Hydrofracking.

Pennsylvania does allow mining companies to under-mine the ground on which a Pennsylvanian's house stands.

Pennsylvania can give NY back the access to the Erie Lake

Jan. 20 2011 11:56 AM
a g from n j

if the jets win-i need the mayor of pitt. to find a lady named cheryl. i had a one night romantic fling with in 1974, after having met and danced with her at "wednesdays" [a long gone nyc club]
i've always wondered what became of her.

Jan. 20 2011 11:55 AM
mozo from fl

@mike from brooklyn:

Somehow, I don't think you'll be invited to any Super Bowl parties.

Jan. 20 2011 11:54 AM
Evan from Yorkville

Primanti Bros. and Iron City for DeFonte's in Red Hook and Brooklyn Lager. Why DeFonte's v Katz's? Because De Fonte's and Primanti's both started as places to serve truckers (Primanti) and dock workers (De Fontes).

Jan. 20 2011 11:54 AM
Brad Spear

Pittsburgh should give Permanti Brothers Sandwich! Never had one but Ive seen them on the food/travel shows and they look great.

Jan. 20 2011 11:54 AM
Juli from Skillman, NJ

Iron City beer

Jan. 20 2011 11:53 AM
John from Fanwood

I'm too late, but how about a Brillo box from the Andy Warhol Museum!

Jan. 20 2011 11:53 AM
Michael from Brooklyn

New York could give the Steelers the Empire State Building bearing the Black and Gold for the 2 weeks leading up to the Super Bowl if the Steelers win. I know nothing about Pittsburgh.

Jan. 20 2011 11:53 AM
Economi from Montreal Quebec

Pittsburgh can give us river cleaning technology and we can give them a state legislature that would have the courage to stand up to the Halliburton backed Hydrofracking lobby in Pennsylvania

Jan. 20 2011 11:52 AM
Stepford Wife from NJ

From Pittsburgh: Pierogies & Girl Talk

Jan. 20 2011 11:52 AM
Dave from SoHo

If the Jets win, Mayor Luke will have to shine Mayor Mike's shoes with a Terrible Towel.

I can't imagine the alternative because the Steelers won't win.

Jan. 20 2011 11:52 AM
Theresa from Brooklyn

If we win, they can promise *not* to send us any Primanti's sandwiches. Auurrgh

Jan. 20 2011 11:52 AM

Originally from Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh can give New York Primanti Brothers' sandwiches.

Jan. 20 2011 11:52 AM
Mike from Tribeca

Shouldn't the mayor of East Rutherford, New Jersey, be included in this bet, since that's where the stadium is actually located?

Jan. 20 2011 11:51 AM

My spouse is a Pittsburgh native. The two Mayors (Bloomberg & Ravenstahl) can take the easy route and bet a Katz Deli pastrami sandwich with a comparable pastrami sandwich from Primanti Bros. However, Pittsburgh has thousands of beautiful old buildings that would please the most discerning Brooklyn yuppie that sell for a fraction of the price in NYC. Maybe Pittsburgh can give New York City some affordable real estate.

Jan. 20 2011 11:51 AM
JWalker from Chelsea

Primanti Brothers feast and Mineo's Pizza vs
Zabar's Lox & Junior's Cheesecake.

Jan. 20 2011 11:51 AM
Ken from Soho

The Jets are NOT a New York team - they play in New Jersey, NOT New York!!!!!!!!!!

Jan. 20 2011 11:50 AM
antonio from park slope

We should get their (Pittsburgh’s) light-rail and incline trolley if they lose..we could put the light rail in red hook and the incline trolley in the bronx...

Jan. 20 2011 11:50 AM
M. L. from New York, NY

Snow removal services for the rest of winter.

Jan. 20 2011 11:40 AM
Mike from Tribeca

How's about the two switch jobs until the end of Mayor Bloomberg's term?

Jan. 20 2011 11:37 AM
a g from n j

@mike from brooklyn -do we live in "hyperbole central". the jets thing, was a football thrown towards a reporter and some comments. rothlisberger was never indicted. i thought we were persumed inocent till found not.
oh,and there is no such thing as predatory women, looking for big pay day,right? i mean,you know, tiger diverted someones porn career after all[while she was cavorting with a married albeit rich married man] i just love the way dudes love to throw other men under the bus,when it is someone they have no connection to,god forbid, they, get accused of something, they, may have not done.

Jan. 20 2011 11:35 AM
Geo from Astoria

If the Jets win i want the mayor to provide an all expenses paid vacation to Pittsburgh for 1000 New Yorkers.
I wanna get drunk in Pittsburgh!!!!!!!!

Jan. 20 2011 11:13 AM
Mike from Brooklyn

Since this game (what I've dubbed the sexual-assault bowl) features a team with a serial rapist at QB versus a team with rampant sexual harassment in the locker room, I think the mayors should wager a trip to each others' strip clubs... lap dances included. Go cavemen!

Jan. 20 2011 10:25 AM

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