Menino’s Patriots Wager: Paul Revere Statue In A Tebow Jersey?

BOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Menino wants to make it clear that the Patriots fans are not post-season posers.

He refused to include ‘Tebowing’ in his bet with Denver’s mayor over the Pats-Broncos game Saturday night.

Menino spoke with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Thursday afternoon.

Menino said if the Patriots win, Hancock will wear a Tom Brady #12 jersey and will treat Mayor Menino to a Colorado steak dinner.

But if the Broncos win on Saturday, the North End statue of one of Boston’s most famous patriots, Paul Revere, will don a Tim Tebow jersey for an entire day.

Mayor Menino will also throw in a lobster dinner for Mayor Hancock.

“The Patriots have all the tools an NFL team needs to go all the way,” Mayor Menino said. “I am confident in our team, and if the Patriots prevail, I will send Mayor Hancock a brand new Tom Brady jersey for his next public event, while I enjoy a fine steak dinner, his treat.”

Mayor Menino has an impressive record in these wagers, as all four of Boston’s major sports teams have won championships in the past decade.

Earlier in the day, Menino shot down the idea that he would make the same wager that Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl made with Hancock.

Ravenstahl was forced to “Tebow” after the Steelers lost to the Broncos.

“He wants me to do the Tebow impression. I do that every Sunday in church,” said Menino.

It also wasn’t the first time Mayor Menino has turned down an opposing Mayor’s initial offer.

Last year during the Bruins’ playoff run, the Boston Mayor shot down a proposal by Tampa’s mayor for the losing mayor to wear a tie with the winning team’s colors.

At the time, Menino called the Tampa bet “cheesy,” saying “I wanted something good.”

  • nerfbill

    “Me Mumbles, me want food”….besides me have bum knee, big belly, no bend well”

  • Nad

    How about some Rocky Mountain Oysters?

  • tsal

    How about he is a good sport and stop dictating what the other person can bet?

  • Dave_D

    Poor Paul Revere, he hasn’t been treated with much respect lately.

    A right wing wacko named Sarah, told us that he was the guy who “warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and making sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be secure and we were going to be free.”

    A right wing wacko radio racist is using his name and image to sell iced tea.

    And now His Honah, proposes to desecrated his statue. (If your bet is to make something look foolish in a loss, make it be yourself, your mumbleness).

    Paul deserves better.

  • blackbear1

    Not keen on the idea of mayor mumbles(a left wing wacko) desecrating Paul Revere. Why doesn’t he wear a Denver jersey in the unlikeley event the Broncos win. I do understand him not wanting to assume the “Tebowing” pose, as it would be difficult for him to get up again..

  • Mary jenkinson

    Paul Revere has nothing to do with it! Come on, Mayor, if it’s your bet, man- up and wear the jersey! I’m surprised that you would make our history the brunt of your sports bet. I can’t see that shirt staying on long – are you going to have an officer stationed there all day?

  • Former supporter

    Mr Menino how dare you make a wager that includes desecration of a memorial to a war hero. How long will it be after your death when few would care if someone urinates on your grave? It would be much moe honorable for you to change the terms of you bet than to honor it. Will you waste taxpayer money to post a detail at the statue? You are reffered to as the “Honorable mayor Thomas Menino”, prove it.

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