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Pittsburgh mayor Tebows after losing playoff bet

Posted on: January 10, 2012 6:22 pm
Edited on: January 11, 2012 12:28 pm
 
By Will Brinson

The Steelers gave up their first 300-yard passing effort on Sunday. In the playoffs. To Tim Tebow. That's probably a bit frustrating. Of course, it's not as frustrating as having to get on local television and Tebow for your loyal citizens.

Which is what Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl was forced to do after losing to his Denver counterpart Michael Hancock.

"This is not something I ever thought I’d have to do, and it’s certainly not something I’m looking forward to," Mayor Ravenstahl said in a statement via CBS Pittsburgh. "However, we’re good sports here in Pittsburgh and I want to congratulate Denver on a great win."

Hey, it's OK, your, um, mayorness. Almost no one picked the Broncos to win on Sunday. And there's definitely no one saw the Mile-High Miracle unfolding the way it did. Tebowing is the least you can do.

While we're here, though, let's handle the elephant in the room: the mayor of Pittsburgh, where the Steelers live, has the word "Ravens" in his last name.

Yes, it's almost as big a miracle that he got elected as Tebow winning Sunday, but it's not like he hasn't addressed it head on: when the Steelers and Ravens met up in the playoffs in the 2008 season, he changed his last name to "Steelerstahl."

Of course, all of Ravenstahl's ideas aren't gold. He wouldn't make a bet with the mayor of Glendale before the Steelers played the Cardinals in the Super Bowl, and he awkwardly danced around not having a parade before the Steelers won it all that year.

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Comments

Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2012 11:48 pm
 

Pittsburgh mayor Tebows after losing playoff bet

hahaha..steeltown? hahaha



Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 10:14 pm
 

Pittsburgh mayor Tebows after losing playoff bet

That or it would start talking to him.



Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 9:03 pm
 

Pittsburgh mayor Tebows after losing playoff bet

Best post of the year, Frotoon! 5 stars  lmao



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 11, 2012 7:28 pm
 

Pittsburgh mayor Tebows after losing playoff bet

That's not an authentic jersey, I don't even think the NFL equipment shield is on the neckline.



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 6:01 pm
 

Pittsburgh mayor Tebows after losing playoff bet

He should try and burn the jersey now, just to see if it burns or not, i bet it wouldn't...lol



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 11, 2012 4:36 pm
 

Pittsburgh mayor Tebows after losing playoff bet

Sorry but I feel this is just wrong on the part of both Mayors. Its poking fun and disrepecting Mr. Tebow right to pray in any manner he so chooses. But its just plain wrong to make his choice to pray the brunt of any bet. Its just wrong. Just sayin



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 1:40 pm
 

Pittsburgh mayor Tebows after losing playoff bet

awesome!!!! lmfao!!!



Since: Sep 29, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 1:38 pm
 

Pittsburgh mayor Tebows after losing playoff bet

Now that was funny right there frotoon...I don't care who you are....LOL...I wonder if the Denver mayor has another bet...maybe he'll have to grow his hair out and put it in a pony tail, carry a man purse, and be _ussy whipped by his wife for a week?



Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 12:55 pm
 

Good Thing Denver Won

Since the Broncos won, the Pittsburgh mayor had to emulate Tebow by getting down on his knee.
 
If the Steelers won, the Denver mayor was supposed to emulate Roethlisberger by getting sloshed and groping some college chicks.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 11, 2012 2:31 am
 

Pittsburgh mayor Tebows after losing playoff bet

"The  gave up their first 300-yard passing effort on Sunday. In the playoffs. To . That's probably a bit frustrating. Of course, it's not as frustrating as having to get on local television and 

Which is what Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl was forced to do after losing to his Denver counterpart Michael Hancock."

Brinson...once again you have done a terrible job at reporting a simple story..... 

Shouldn't there be something that follows the following sentence?  "Of course, it's not as frustrating as having to get on local television and.........." 




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