Mayor Hancock Once Again Putting Up Famous Green Chili In Super Bowl Wager

DENVER (CBS4) – It’s worked so far in the playoffs, so Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is once again wagering green chili on the outcome of Sunday’s game.

In a bet made over the phone Monday with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Hancock also offered up a hoodie, ball cap and skis.

It was a nice gesture, but when the Broncos win Murray will send salmon, Dungeness crab, a road bike and piece of artistic glass.

“The Seahawks and their top-ranked defense will face our Broncos – the greatest, most high-powered offense to ever take the field. Given that matchup, I’m fairly confident that what I’m putting on the line isn’t going anywhere,” Hancock said in a prepared statement.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (L) and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pretend to fight while posing for photographs during a reception with about 250 mayors from across the country in the East Room of the White House January 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. The NFL teams from Seattle and Denver are facing each other in the Super Bowl. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

More On The Bet

Hancock’s office shared the following specifics about the bet:

(Denver wagers) a sampling of Denver’s amazing green chile (it’s good luck!) from the following local, venerated restaurants: Jack -N- Grill, Little Anita’s, La Casita, The Original Chubby’s, El Taco De Mexico, and Brewery Bar. … and a hoodie, ball cap and skis handmade by Denver’s locally grown Icelantic Skis.

Murray is wagering salmon and Dungeness crab, a road bike from Seattle’s Rodriguez Bicycles, and a piece of blown glass art by Seattle’s own Dale Chihuly.


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