At stake are fine art, weed causes, Skittles and Macklemore-inspired thrift shop wares.
As the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks prepare to face off in the Super Bowl this Sunday, various politicians, organizations, and art institutions in the two cities have made friendly bets to show off their hometown pride. Here are some of the wagers that have been announced so far.
- If the Denver Broncos win, the Seattle Art Museum will lend a Native American mask that looks like a Seahawk (Forehead Mask – Nuxalk First Nation) to the Denver Art Museum. If the Seattle Seahawks win, the Denver Art Museum will lend Frederic Remington’s The Broncho Buster, a bronze cowboy riding a bucking horse, to the Seattle Art Museum. The loan will last three months, and the losing city will pay for all of the expenses.
- The Washington and Colorado chapters of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) made a weed-themed song and dance bet and have called for the NFL to not penalize players for using marijuana, especially for medicinal purposes:
If the Denver Broncos win, WA NORML has agreed to dress in Bronco colors of blue and orange and sing Karaoke-style Colorado’s (second) official state song “Rocky Mountain High” by John Denver. If the Seattle Seahawks win, CO NORML will do the same, but in Seahawk blue and green and singing “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix, a native son of Seattle.
A video of the performance must be posted on the respective state chapter’s web site, Facebook page and on YouTube for a minimum of one week.