After the New York Rangers lost to the Los Angeles Kings, the NYC mayor had to pony up to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Before the final Stanley Cup game last week, mayors de Blasio and Garcetti, of New York and L.A., respectively, made a friendly bet. If the L.A. Kings lost the game, Garcetti would have to go on TV and sing Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York," and if the Rangers lost, de Blasio would sing Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." Well, we all know how it turned out, and last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, de Blasio held up his end of the deal. He proudly wore an "I Love L.A." shirt and sang with kids from the 52nd Street Project, and he even managed to hit most of the high notes. After the song, and because all things are better with hot dogs, de Blasio sent Gray's Papaya dogs to the Jimmy Kimmel studio (even though Mayor Garcetti brought his own lunchbox of Pink's). Looks like a new, more delicious competition has arisen for the two politicos.