MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The mayors of Minneapolis and Seattle are throwing down on the big Sunday playoff game between the Vikings and the Seahawks.

Mayor Betsy Hodges’ office says if the Vikes are victorious, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will send her fresh salmon from the world-famous Pike Place Fish Market, Starbucks Coffee and Kings Donuts.

But if the Seahawks win, Murray will enjoy beer from Indeed Brewing Company in northeast Minneapolis, a stocking cap and mittens from Askov Finlayson, dates from Karmel Mall and — perhaps the most-prized trophy — a Prince T-shirt.

“I have a feeling [the Seahawks] might just come to TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday and fall flat on their faces because Teddy Bridgewater and our dominating defense are clearly ready for revenge,” Hodges said. “Plus we’ve got the true 12th man, the cold.”

Murray, however, seems pretty confident with his team.

“The Hawks are experienced NFL champions, while the Vikings have never won an NFL title in their five decades of existence,” Murray said. “With a win on Sunday, the Hawks take the first step in returning to a third straight Super Bowl.”

The teams will hit the frigid gridiron of TCF Bank Stadium Sunday at 12:05 p.m.


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