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NYC mayor likes Seattle in Super Bowl

By: Associated Press
January 31, 2014 Updated: January 31, 2014 at 7:34 am
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photo - FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks after being sworn in during the public inauguration ceremony at City Hall in New York. Mayor de Blasio will not travel across the Hudson River to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday for the Super Bowl that will be broadcast to a television audience expected to top 100 million people. De Blasio said Thursday, Jan. 30, that he has "decided to watch the game on TV, just like the vast majority of New Yorkers." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks after being sworn in during the public inauguration ceremony at City Hall in New York. Mayor de Blasio will not travel across the Hudson River to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday for the Super Bowl that will be broadcast to a television audience expected to top 100 million people. De Blasio said Thursday, Jan. 30, that he has "decided to watch the game on TV, just like the vast majority of New Yorkers." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) 

NEW YORK — Bill de Blasio was an underdog when he started running for mayor of New York City. Now he's backing the underdog in Sunday's Super Bowl.

De Blasio said Friday that he's rooting for the Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos. He says he always favors the underdog and "loves" what Seattle does.

Oddsmakers have the Broncos as 2-point favorites. De Blasio said on radio station Hot 97 that he respects Denver and quarterback Peyton Manning but he likes Seattle.

De Blasio will not attend the game at MetLife Stadium across the Hudson River. He'll watch it at home.

But he's glad the NFL took a chance on an outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather area. He said football "is supposed to be played in an outdoor stadium."

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