Galen96 wrote:It was a different bet... Mayor McGinn got quite of a bit of flak for the "Seattle Flag" So upped the ante with Atlanta to do team flags instead, to further enhance the spirit of the game/wager
I bet the Seattle mayor bet city
flags against the Redskins because he didn't want to risk any political flack that may accompany flying that cigar store indian flag over city hall. Falcons mascott is a bird. No political flack there...
Reason #243 to change the Redskins name; opposing cities won't even make a decent flag bet against you.