American Shipper

Port CEOs make football wager

   Gary LaGrange, Port of New Orleans’ president and chief executive officer, presented a unique challenge to Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani Wednesday, three days ahead of the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks NFC Divisional Playoff game.
   The Port of New Orleans, along with Louisiana Seafood, is betting Louisiana seafood with the Port of Seattle that the Saints will win the game. 
   “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.”
   The Port of New Orleans will bring to the table boiled crawfish, wild alligator and New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp, donated by Super Bowl champion and Louisiana native Jarvis Green’s New Orleans ShrimpHouse. The Port of Seattle will also dish out a solid wager: Yoshitani is betting a Washington seafood sampler, including crab, salmon and halibut on the game.
   “We’re flying the 12th Man Flag over the Port of Seattle headquarters all week,” said Yoshitani. “Get your seismographs ready — we know there’s going to be another earthquake at CenturyLink Field on Saturday. Go Hawks!”