Mayor Makes Good On Bronco Bet, “Tebows”

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Is Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl getting caught up in the Internet craze inspired by Denver Broncos’ Quarterback Tim Tebow? No, he’s just making good on a bet.

Prior to the Steelers’ season ending overtime loss to the Broncos on Sunday, Ravenstahl made a friendly playoff wager with his counterpart in Denver, Mayor Michael Hancock.

As part of the deal, Ravenstahl agreed to don a Broncos jersey and strike the prayerful pose for a picture.

Since the Broncos bested the black and gold, Ravenstahl made good on the bet by taking a knee in Roberto Clemente Memorial Park on the North Shore this morning.

“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. “However, we’re good sports here in Pittsburgh and I want to congratulate Denver on a great win.”

Had Sunday’s outcome been different and Pittsburgh won, Hancock would have had to don a Steelers jersey and wave the Terrible Towel at a public event.

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One Comment

  1. globalprobe says:

    Only thnig worse than the steelers losing is this mayor.

  2. girlkansas says:


    That’s gotta hurt. Hehe.

  3. jaredlobster says:

    Why is this pose “infamous” as your article states? – #grammarpolice

  4. muneshadowe says:

    Just remember that someday;
    Every knee shall bend,
    And every head shall Bow,
    and confess with their mouths that CHRIST is KING.

  5. fj33624 says:

    Why is a person kneeling to pray and give thanks to their creator considered evil????

    Has our nation deteriorated now to the point that prayer is considered evil.
    This mayor as well as the one from denver insults Christians with their antics

  6. FJ,
    Yes it has. When liberal national TV can have a young child say the F-Word, when that which is DEVIANT is now considered OK, when a man is MOCKED for trying to remain PURE and serve the GOD that our nation was founded on, when HOLLY WEIRD that is full of filth is considered NORMAL, when GANG members become HERO’S instead of GOOD people, then YES, our national morals have become corrupt and deteriorated.

  7. joejoe12 says:

    come on, “black and gold” We all know it’s black and yellow.

  8. kmbold says:

    I too take exception to the misuse of the word “infamous” to describe kneeling in prayer. It is a splendid sight to see a man publicly taking such a position. Might make him “famous”.

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