The tradition of sports bets between city mayors goes back throughout history… or at least that’s what we’re told. Regardless, the practice seems to be getting more commonplace, creative and public in this recent age of social media and the Interwebs. Luckily for us, some politicians are seeing these bets as what they can be – a great PR opportunity to show their human side.
In the case of Denver mayor Michael Hancock, that meant getting down to the “Ray Lewis” dance. You see, performing Ray-Ray’s trademark intro shimmy was part of the Mile High City’s end of the bargain with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake should Hancock’s Broncos fall to Blake’s Ravens. So, with the Ravens set to play in the big one on Sunday…well, it’s time to pay the piper for Michael Hancock.
Kudos to Mayor Hancock for doing it in style. We respect a man of his word. And why not make it a marketing opportunity, right? Get down, sir.
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