A spokeswoman for the Mayor of Denver said the Mile-High City’s top official won’t be doing Ray Lewis' famous dance anytime soon because of an injury suffered Monday night “during pre-game warm-ups,” according to a story in the Denver Post this afternoon.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock bet Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake a box of dry-aged, “cowboy-cut” rib eye steaks against a platter of crab cakes from Lexington Market last week, pending the outcome of the Broncos-Ravens game Saturday night.
Also, as part of the wager, Rawlings-Blake agreed to bathe Mt. Vernon’s Washington Monument in orange and blue should the Broncos win. In turn, Hancock promised to perform Ray Lewis’ iconic dance should the Denver mayor's heavily favored squad lose — which they did, of course, 38-35 — in a dramatic, double-overtime battle.
Hancock’s spokeswoman said the Denver mayor is not reneging on his bet, however. She said he is "expected to be on the field in the second half, ready to carry out the game plan and fulfill his end of the wager.”
The details and extent of the Denver mayor’s injury were not disclosed — nor was a time frame for making good on the wager.
Meanwhile, Hancock was getting grief in the comment section of the Denver Post for his failure to deliver on his promise:
“Should have taken a knee,” wrote one reader.
“How about the jitterbug mayor, maybe the Charleston?,” wrote another.
Makes you wonder if Boston Mayor Thomas Menino can dance without hurting himself, doesn’t it?
Photo: Courtesy of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's Facebook page