Seattle, New Orleans ports bet on NFL playoff game

The ports of New Orleans and Seattle have placed a seafood bet on the outcome of this weekend’s National Football League playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints.

The New Orleans port is wagering boiled crawfish, wild alligator and New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp, while the Seattle port is offering crab, salmon and halibut.

Port of New Orleans President Gary LaGrange said in a statement that he was confident in both his seafood and his football team.

“The Who Dat Nation is on a roll, just like Louisiana,” LaGrange said in a statement. “In fact, we’re so confident in our boys in Black and Gold that we’re betting Louisiana seafood with the Port of Seattle on this game.”

Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani, who is retiring this year, expressed equal confidence.

“We’re flying the 12th Man Flag over the Port of Seattle headquarters all week,” Yoshitani said. “Get your seismographs ready -- we know there’s going to be another earthquake at CenturyLink Field on Saturday. Go Hawks!”