From SI Live:
Lured out of his house, Charles G. Hogg, better known as Staten Island Chuck, did not see his shadow and declared that winter will be over in two weeks.
"No shadow," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "Spring is coming."
Pennsylvania's Punxsutawney Phil, meanwhile -- called for six more weeks of winter.
With all eyes on the pair with a rich history, Chuck did not bite Hizzoner today, instead acting as a sophisticated rodent.
"I think I have to be magnanimous and say that he put up a good fight," Bloomberg quipped after it took a few minutes to coax -- more like drag -- Chuck out of his winter home.
"I think it's clear who the champion really was. Last year, I was willing to put that finger, right here, in the way to protect the people of this great borough. The only thing that stood between Chuck and you getting bitten was my finger and I have a scar to prove exactly how much I love one of the five best boroughs we have."
The mayor donned heavy work animal-handling gloves this year after last year's leather proved no match for the groundhog.
I think it's clear who the coward really was.