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Mayors of rival cities make cities make light-hearted bets on the outcome of sporting events all the time. Just yesterday the Packers-49ers game had chocolates, cheese curds, sparkling wine, "a free admission day to the Children's Museum" and bread, beer, more chocolates and a "a free admission day at the Exploratorium" riding on it. Cute, right? The outcome of Seahawks-Redskins last week meant that D.C. had to fly Seattle's flag for a day. Every mayor knows the routine—you bet something harmless, or something that actively promotes what your city has to offer, and your aides take care of the follow-through. Not so much Denver mayor Michael Hancock, who now has to send Baltimore some rib-eye steaks, and also do this:


Ideally, to the tune of "Hot In Herre," though Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did not specify. Hancock is a spry 44-years old, so he's the rare mayor that may pull it off, but Ray Lewis can't pull it off, so it's tough to feel good about his odds.

Denver Mayor Agrees To Perform Ray Lewis Dance If Ravens Win [Baltimore Sun]

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