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Amusement Parks Wager Super Bowl Bet



    (Published Monday, Jan. 28, 2013)

    Mayors are betting. Fans are betting. And now, amusement parks are making friendly wagers about who is going to win the Super Bowl, too.

    On Monday, presidents of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo (representing the San Francisco 49ers) and Six Flags America in Baltimore (representing the Ravens) announced that the loser of the Big Game on Sunday in New Orleans will have to wear the winning jersey and cap all day.

    And that's not all.

    The loser also has to hang a gigantic banner outside the park saying, "We lost the bet! Congratulations (to the other team)." They also have to tweet and Facebook the results.

    Of course, the loser  has to give the other park goodies from its area: That would be Napa Valley wine, sourdough bread and Ghirardelli chocolate from San Francisco and Old Bay, Utz potato chips, Wye River Cream of Crab Soup, Brody’s wine and other treats from Baltimore.

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    “This is a serious game and we just don’t want to give Six Flags America the satisfaction of beating us,” joked Discovery Kingdom's Don McCoy. “It’s all in fun and we really do all work together as a team, but there’s something about a bet like this that makes winning all the more sweet.”

    Apparently, 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh loves Discovery Kingdom,  as evidenced by his cheerful scream from the Superman ride when he went to the park in June and was the first to ride it, according to Six Flags.

    If you listen closely, you can hear him saying," Jiminy Christmas" over and over.

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