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Mayors Make Wager Over AFC Championship Game

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock makes wager with Boston's mayor over AFC Championship game (credit: CBS)

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock makes wager with Boston’s mayor over AFC Championship game (credit: CBS)

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DENVER (CBS4)- Denver’s mayor made a friendly wager with Boston’s mayor over Sunday’s AFC Championship game.

Mayor Michael Hancock (a.k.a. Broncos No. 1 Fan) spoke on the phone with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh in advance of Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Denver.

The mayors will be together next week in Washington, DC for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Under the terms of the wager, the Mayor of the AFC Champions will have the opportunity to bask in the glory of his team’s win in person.

If the Broncos defeat the Patriots, Mayor Walsh will:

  • Wear Mayor Hancock’s Denver Broncos jersey during a session of the U.S. Conference of Mayors next week.
  • Deliver Mayor Hancock 5 lbs. of Boston’s famous chocolate turtles from Phillips Candy House in Dorchester.
  • In honor of Denver’s expanded library hours, make a donation to Denver Public Libraries of inscribed books by Boston’s hometown authors, including Dennis Lehane, James Carroll, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, Jackie MacMullan, Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, Joe Finder, Irene Smalls, Kevin O’Connor and Mike Casey, Jarrett Krosoczka, Casey Sherman, Brian McGrory, Paul Harding, Hank Phillippi Ryan and more.

If the Patriots defeat the Broncos, Mayor Hancock will:

  • Wear Mayor Walsh’s New England Patriots jersey during a session of next week’s U.S. Conference of Mayors.
  • Ship to Boston a sampling of Denver’s fabulous “green chile,” as well as a hoodie, cap and handmade skis from Denver’s locally grown Icelantic Skis.

Earlier this week Hancock made it clear he hopes the Broncos defense can stop Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in his tracks.

Hancock was at the grand opening of a Voodoo Doughnut store on East Colfax Avenue in Denver and was presented with a doughnut that had Brady’s jersey on the top. Hancock took a pretzel stick and performed a mock voodoo ritual by stabbing the Brady doughnut in the chest with it.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock stabs the Tom Brady Voodoo Doughnut with a pretzel on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock stabs the Tom Brady Voodoo Doughnut with a pretzel on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

Watch the AFC Championship Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on CBS4 on Sunday, Jan. 19. Coverage begins at 1 p.m.

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