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Dallas Mayor Places Bet On Philly Game



    Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert has entered into a wager with his Philly counterpart, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, as to who will win Saturday night's wild card game between the Eagles and the Cowboys.

    If the Cowboys win, the Liberty Bell will be taken out of its display in the City of Brotherly Love, moved to Dallas and placed in the center of Victory Park; if Philadelphia wins, the mayors' office will receive full ownership of the Jonas Brothers, who currently live in the Dallas-area.  Okay, these aren't really the stakes; we just wish they were.

    The real bet, as worded in a press release from Mayor Leppert's office: "The losing team's mayor will provide lunch for the winning mayor's team of Habitat for Humanity volunteers. Both mayors already volunteer for Habitat and are longtime supporters of the not-for-profit organization."

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    If Leppert wins, his team will receive Philly cheesesteaks and TastyKakes; if Nutter wins, his team will receive barbecue from Sonny Bryan's and Dr. Pepper.

    "After watching the Cowboys play the last few games, I'm very confident we'll be keeping our delicious barbecue right here in Dallas," said Mayor Leppert. "I'm sure our Dallas Habitat will be pleased to get Michael's tasty contribution. I can taste those Philly cheesesteaks now!"

    Taking a page from DeSean Jackson, Nutter has not been dissuaded by Dallas's win over Philly last week.

    "Having lulled the Cowboys into a false sense of security, the Eagles will come out and dominate the Cowboys in a game that actually matters," said Mayor Nutter. "We will make sure there is an extra seat on the plane back to Philly for barbecue and Dr. Pepper."