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Cotés Bronco-backing bid no small potatoes

City Coun. Jonathan Coté sports Denver Broncos colours with his daughter Renée on Super Bowl Sunday. His beloved team went down in flames.  - Twitter.com
City Coun. Jonathan Coté sports Denver Broncos colours with his daughter Renée on Super Bowl Sunday. His beloved team went down in flames.
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New Westminster Coun. Jonathan Coté was eating crow Monday which means some needy families will be able to eat potatoes.

Coté and fellow councillor Chuck Puchmayr had a bet on Sunday’s Super Bowl game. Being a lifelong Denver Broncos fan, which he joked stemmed from his confusing the B.C. Lions’ orange with the orange of the Broncos, Coté bet on the favoured Peyton Manning-led squad. Puchmayr stuck close to home with the Seattle Seahawks who went on to shock the football world with a 43-8 thumping of the Broncos.

Coté said “with genuine humility I have to concede annihilation of my beloved Broncos” and agreed to donate 100 pounds of potatoes to the New Westminster food bank. He said from now on he’ll have to stick with competitions where he has an advantage such as the Sapperton Days tricycle race when he beat Puchmayr “by a whisker.” He attributed that victory to being the father of three daughters.

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