Walsh? Welsh? Let’s Call the Whole Bet Off

January 22, 2014

From our Tomato/Tomahto desk

Boston magazine’s Steve Annear had it first in a blog post yesterday.

Mayor Walsh Bucks Broncos Jersey Bet

He was supposed to wear the jersey at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, but he canceled the trip because of the snowstorm.




Mayor Marty Walsh has the snow to thank for saving him the embarrassment of wearing a Broncos jersey in front of his fellow mayors from across the country.

Citing the impending storm that’s set to drop up to 10 inches of  snow in the Boston area through Wednesday afternoon, Walsh canceled his trip to Washington, D.C., where he was scheduled to attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors.


And scheduled to wear the Broncos jersey at some point during the three-day conference.

But he punked out.

Today’s Boston Herald picked up the story (sorry, BoMag – no credit for you!) and added this wrinkle from Boston University’s Thomas Whalen:

“It’s probably not a good idea for Boston’s newly elected mayor to be wearing a Broncos jersey … but a bet is a bet. And he’s welshing on a bet. Does he keep his word? It’s not a good way to start.”


Waiting to hear from the Welsh Anti-Defamation League. Except there isn’t one. But this is a good Mike Royko piece.