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Boston and Philly Superintendents Bet Sandwiches on the Super Bowl

By Corey Mitchell — January 30, 2018 1 min read
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The Boston and Philadelphia schools superintendents have placed a friendly bet on the outcome of Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.

Boston Superintendent Tommy Chang issued the challenge to Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite via Twitter over the weekend and Hite quickly accepted.

What’s on the line besides bragging rights? The loser must send the winner a signature sandwich from their locale. If the New England Patriots win, Hite sends Chang an authentic Philly cheesesteak. If the Eagles win, Chang owes Hite a lobster roll—a Boston favorite.

Chang even roped Superintendent Ed Graff of Minneapolis, the city hosting the Super Bowl, into the competition as a referee. Graff will ensure that the losing superintendent delivers the goods.

Here’s a look at how the exchange played out on Twitter, with Graff offering the competitors a “true” sandwich from his district’s nutrition services department and former Houston schools chief Terry Grier chiming in for Team Hite.

Hite and the Philadelphia schools stand to win even if their beloved Eagles lose the big game. The National Football League will donate proceeds from its underdog-themed Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl t-shirts to the Philadelphia School District’s not-for-profit foundation.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the District Dossier blog.


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