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Pittsburgh's mayor gets to shoveling

Posted on: February 23, 2011 6:29 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

I’m not usually a huge fan of the “my mayor is betting your mayor before the big game and the loser has to honor the winner” kind of wager. But if physical labor is involved, count me in.

That’s what happened Tuesday morning when Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl – still reeling from the Steelers loss to the Packers in Super Bowl XLV – had to pay off his bet to Green Bay, Wis., mayor Jim Schmitt.

That’s why Ravenstahl was spotted, clad in a Packers sweat shirt, shoveling the snow around the sidewalks of St. Rosalia Parish, which happens to be the church that the parents of Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy’s parents attend.

When Ravenstahl was finished, he had to hang a Packers flag on the City-County building.

“If there’s any consolation in the Steelers loss, it’s that we lost to the McCarthy family,” Ravenstahl told reporters. “It’s still a tough one to swallow a few weeks after the fact.”

If you’d like to see video of Ravenstahl grinding it out (or if you want to study his snow-shoveling technique), check out what the Pittsburgh Post Gazette had to offer on its website.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Pittsburgh's mayor gets to shoveling

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Oct 13, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2011 6:33 pm

Pittsburgh's mayor gets to shoveling

No picture?! Womp womp...

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