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Mayor Shit Talk is the Worst Shit Talk: Mets-Giants Edition

Bill de Blasio and Ed Lee are responsible for the worst mayor bet over the playoffs ever.
October 5, 2016, 11:01pm

For all the good of postseason sports, there is one incredible downside: bets between heads of municipalities. Outside of nonsense like "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" or "The New England Patriots," most teams are in a specific city with a specific mayor. Like, for instance, the New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants. Both play in easily identifiable cities with mayors who are now afforded the opportunity of play-acting as big-time sports fans who make crazy bets. And, hoo boy, have NYC mayor Bill de Blasio and Ed Lee of San Fran (lol, fuck you) cooked up a doozie.

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Prediction: @Mets will prevail over @SFGiants tonight. @MayorEdLee - SF does a lot well but NYC has you beat when it comes to baseball. #LGM https://t.co/REVSQAh6ri
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) October 5, 2016

Hey @BilldeBlasio, there's only one "b" that NYC does better than SF, and that's bagels, NOT baseball. @SFGiants will win tonight! pic.twitter.com/Fj4V023UCs
— Mayor Ed Lee (@mayoredlee) October 5, 2016

You got one part of that right, @MayorEdLee. I'll bet you @Mets win tonight…and I'll put our latest bagel innovation on the line. #WildCard pic.twitter.com/Wh9U6KahDq
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) October 5, 2016

A bet for @BilldeBlasio: If the @Mets win, I'll send you @PhilzCoffee but since the @SFgiants will win, go ahead & send the bagels#WildCard pic.twitter.com/VOCKklPJB4
— Mayor Ed Lee (@mayoredlee) October 5, 2016

Looking forward to enjoying @PhilzCoffee, @MayorEdLee. I'll have w/ my @thebagelstore bagel, since @Mets won't lose. https://t.co/Meeurgg0mj
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) October 5, 2016

First things first, this is some shamefully lame shit talk. "There's only one 'b' NYC does better"? How did you get elected?

And, as if the dueling GIF flaming from Mayors Your Dad and Your Dad's Embarrassing Friend wasn't bad enough, the entire concept of this bet is "I am so confident in my team, I will wager The Shit They Give Out for Free at the Office on Friday." Would it kill you guys to bungee jump off your highly recognizable local landmarks? Christ.

This is truly a low point in sports municipality betting and the whole practice should be stopped right away.