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Denver mayor pays off bet by doing Ray Lewis’ squirrel dance in his office

First of all, mayor bets on football games are stupid. We don't care if Philadelphia's mayor will ship cheese steaks to Green Bay if the Packers win, and Green Bay's mayor will send cheese wheels to Philly if the Eagles win, or whatever lame local cuisine exchange is gonna happen. It's stupid. Every. Single. Time. Please, stop it.

But, we do have to say, at least the Denver-Baltimore mayor bet had some style, and Denver mayor Michael Hancock paid it off by finally doing Ray Lewis' pregame squirrel dance.

Hancock was said to have injured himself the day the Ravens beat the Broncos in the AFC playoffs, so he couldn't do the dance (there were other stupid food wagers involved but we won't bore you with the particulars because it's the dumbest thing in sports, except maybe "First Take").

But on Tuesday, Hancock performed Lewis' dance - complete with a nice little skit-style setup and the correct Lewis music by Nelly - and put it on YouTube for all to see before wishing Lewis luck. He actually put some effort into it too. Kudos.

If this is what we're going to get out of mayor bets in the future, great. But for the love of everything, no more food wagers.

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