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Boston, Denver mayors place friendly wager for AFC Championship game

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As the Denver Broncos are six-point favorites over the New England Patriots for Sunday’s AFC Championship tilt, gamblers are placing their bets wherever they can. Monetary bets aren’t the only wagers being placed, mayors of Boston and Denver announced their friendly wager yesterday for the outcome of Sunday’s game.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston and mayor Michael B. Hancock of Denver arranged a wager over the phone over Sunday’s AFC Championship tilt. The major component of the wager involves the losing mayor wearing the winning team’s jersey at next week’s U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C.

If the Broncos lose, mayor Hancock will send locally made ski equipment, including a pair of handmade skis, as well as an undisclosed amount of Denver green chili. Mayor Walsh will ship five pounds of Boston’s chocolate turtles and a donation of books featuring a slew of Boston authors to the Denver public library if the Patriots lose in Denver.

Mayors of Seattle and San Francisco have placed a similar wager regarding the NFC Championship game involving ice cream.

The AFC Championship kicks off at 1 p.m. MT, 3 p.m. ET on CBS. The winning team will not only guarantee their mayor some fancy treats, they will represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLVIII.


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