The final tally in Tampa has nothing to do with it; Pittsburgh comes out ahead as a result of the Super Bowl showdown between the Steelers and the Cardinals.

When Pittsburgh’s newly appointed Assisting Bishop, Robert H. Johnson, engaged Arizona Bishop Kirk Smith in a friendly wager, Bishop Smith offered to donate $100 to a special need in the Pittsburgh Diocese, win or lose.

No reciprocal donation was requested.

The losing bishop will also be wearing the hat (as in ball cap, not mitre) of the victor, and treating his counterpart to lunch, when the House of Bishops convenes for General Convention in July in Anaheim.

The two bishops spoke and worked out terms of the wager on Friday as Super Bowl Weekend began.


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