Green Bay, Dallas Mayors Bet Barbecue, Cheese On Thursday's Game

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 10:29 am
By: News On 6

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Mayor Jim Schmitt is a betting man, and he's hoping the Packers bring home the barbecue Thursday night. Schmitt and Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert bet dinner, or at least a substantial snack, on the much-anticipated Packers-Cowboys match.

If the Packers win, Leppert will send barbecue and sweet tea to Green Bay, where it will be served after the December 18th City Council meeting.

If the Cowboys win, Schmitt has promised 10 pounds of Sargento cheese and a gift basket of football-shaped summer sausage from Three Hounds Gifts in Berlin.

This is the second bet Schmitt has made with rival cities. He won a collection of Motown music and Motor City memorabilia from Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick after the Packers defeated the Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

Schmitt said there's already been talk about a third bet if the Packers and Cowboys meet again in the playoffs.

``We've been thinking of some options,'' he said in a news release. ``But I don't know if Mayor Leppert is prepared to wear a Cheesehead and Brett Favre jersey for an entire Dallas council meeting.''