Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Makes Good on Bet, Drops Epic Ray Lewis Dance

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 29, 2013

The Denver mayor is a man of his word, even if he may be a man without an accomplished pair of dancing shoes.

A couple of weeks ago, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock made a bet with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake prior to the Ravens-Broncos NFL divisional round playoff game.

If the Broncos lost, Hancock would have to cut a little rug, Ray Lewis-style.  If the Ravens fell short, Rawlings-Blake would've had the Washington Monument lit in blue and orange Broncos colors.

Thanks to the Broncos' overtime collapse vs. the Ravens, Hancock had to pay up. 

Problem is, Hancock seriously strained his right quadriceps at a political event the same week he was supposed to do the dance.  The Denver Post reported that the mayor's spokesman claimed he sustained the injury practicing the Ray-Ray dance.

After healing from his pre-payoff dance, Hancock delivered what was a horrible rendition of the celebration boogie. 

Great applause is in order for a man who not only made good on his bet, but also made sure to bring it hard with the enthusiasm. 

A tip of the hat to Deadspin for spotting this video of one mayor realizing that sometimes in life you just have to make a fool of yourself. 

We hope you Baltimore fans are satisfied now that Mayor Hancock went through the trouble of getting Astroturf, lights and a speaker system into his office, only to drop what might be the most polite Ray Lewis dance of all time. 

Citizens, please don't let your mayors bet. 


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