NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Four years ago, the Upper East Side bar called “Brady’s” was renamed “Manning’s” just before Super Bowl XLII.
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This year, the bar on 82nd Street and Second Avenue is making the same name change as the same teams and quarterbacks come face-to-face for an epic rematch.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes the move will bring Big Blue another Super Bowl victory.
“It was, I think, clearly instrumental in terms of luck,” Bloomberg said Friday on his weekly radio show.
The transformation is temporary.
“The other days of the year we want them to have a good time, make a lot of money, pay taxes and have people drink responsibly — but for this time we think, and the owners of the bar think, it’s appropriate to be ‘Manning’s’,” Bloomberg said. ”
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Bloomberg will be going to the big game on Sunday.
“You gotta hand it to the Giants,” Bloomberg said.