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In a photo taken with a fisheye lens, Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis celebrates after the Ravens beat the Denver Broncos 38-35 in overtime of an AFC divisional playoff NFL football game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) In a photo taken with a fisheye lens, Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis celebrates after the Ravens beat the Denver Broncos 38-35 in overtime of an AFC divisional playoff NFL football game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  

Denver mayor loses bet, injures himself practicing pregame dance [VIDEO]

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock made a bet with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake that if the Ravens beat the Broncos in Saturday’s AFC playoff game, Hancock would have to perform linebacker Ray Lewis’ pregame ritual dance.

The Ravens beat the Broncos in a nail-biter that went into two overtimes. But Hancock injured himself practicing the trademark shuffle and shimmy, reports ESPN.

A spokeswoman for Hancock said he pulled a muscle and has every intention on making good on the bet when he is fully healed. Lewis’ dance has been celebrated by the city of Baltimore and was even duplicated in a light show on the side of the Baltimore Marriott’s Waterfront in the week before the game against Denver. Lewis has announced he will retire after the end of this season.

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