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NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses the crowd during the New York Giants Super Bowl XLII victory parade reception at City Hall February 5, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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Super Bowl Mayor’s Bet: If Bloomberg Wins, So Could Your Family

Politicians' bets over sporting events tend to fall into one of a few categories: There's the Food Bet, in which both sides offer up local delicacies. (Back when the Giants faced the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, Mayor Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino wagered a huge amount of food to be donated to charity.) There's the Good Deed Bet, in which the losing mayor (or governor, or whatever) must perform some sort of community service, like when Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter helped paint a Bronx school after the Yankees won the World Series in 2009. And there's also the Do-Something-Embarrassing Bet, which usually involves wearing the winning team's jersey in front of cameras, but can take other forms as well. (When the Patriots beat the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX, then-Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell had to sing the national anthem at a Celtics game, because health-conscious Mitt Romney, then the governor of Massachusetts, had turned down a cheesesteaks-for-lobster wager.)

Anyway, this year's New York–Boston mayors' bet doesn't quite fall into any of those categories: If the Giants win, a New York family will win a trip to Boston, and if the Pats win, a Boston family will win a trip to New York. Via the Post, here's what a New York family will win if the Giants are victorious:

— Four tickets on JetBlue

—  A two-night stay at the Ritz Carlton

— Dinner for four at Legal Seafoods Harborside

— Dinner for four at the Top of the Hub restaurant

— Four tickets to a performance at the Citi Performing Arts Center

— Four box seats at a Bruins or Celtics game at the TD Garden

— A behind-the-scenes-tour of the newly expanded Isabella Stewart Gardner museum

— A Duck Tour ride

— A VIP tour of the personal diaries of John Adams, which inspired the HBO series, at the Boston Public Library

-- A VIP tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain

-- A photo with Menino

And if New England wins, here's what a Boston family will get:

— Four tickets on the Delta Shuttle

— A two-night stay at the Grand Hyatt

— Dinner for four at the newly reopened Russian Tea Room

— Lunch or dinner for four at B. Smith’s restaurant

— Four club seats at a Rangers or Knicks game

— Four tickets to the Phantom of the Opera

— A ride with the captain on Statue Cruises to Liberty and Ellis Islands with a VIP tour of the Statue of Liberty crown and museum, including lunch

— A VIP tour of the new American wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

— A VIP tour of the Brooklyn Brewery

— A photo with Bloomberg

We'd calculate the dollar amount of the packages, but a photo with either Menino or Bloomberg is, of course, priceless.

The winning family, by the way, will be chosen by a lottery system, but details on how to enter won't be released until after the game. Obviously, allowing families to sign up now would jinx both teams, resulting in some sort of double forfeit.

Photo: Nick Laham/Getty Images