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|Mayors offer friendly challenge as BCS title bout nears|
Baton Rouge Mayor Melvin "Kip" Holden and Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael B. Coleman upped the ante on the excitement surrounding the BCS Championship game today by placing a friendly wager on their hometown football teams.
Facing off at the shark tank at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans for a press conference this afternoon, Holden and Coleman exchanged official LSU and Ohio State team jerseys and challenged the losing team's mayor to wear the opponent's jersey at their next council meeting.
Surrounded by fans from both teams and a crowd of reporters, Holden joked about the significance of the location saying, "As an attorney, I know my back is covered because of the professional courtesy extended by the sharks in the tank behind us."
Holden said he fully expects Mayor Coleman to wear the LSU jersey at his next city council meeting in Columbus, Ohio but if by any chance the Buckeyes win, he would wear the Ohio State jersey at Wednesday's Metro Council meeting in Baton Rouge.
"My friendship with Mayor Coleman extends beyond this game," Holden said. "We work closely together with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, chairing a committee that looks at community development and affordable housing issues across the country to implement positive changes in our own cities."
"The national championship game is not just about the competition," Holden said. "Here is a city that has been devastated and now the focal point is not on the storm, but on the fact that this championship game is being held here. This game is very uplifting to the spirits of people who are still going through trying times."