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Menino ready to bet beer on Patriots win over Broncos

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  January 12, 2012 02:28 PM
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As the Patriots gear up to face the Denver Broncos,, Mayor Thomas Menino is betting on a New England victory.

Menino told reporters Thursday morning that he and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock are going to work out a wager later in the day over Saturday night’s game at Gillette Stadium

“He wants me to do the Tebow expression. I do that every Sunday in church,” said Menino, referring to Bronco quarterback Tim Tebow’s habit of taking to one knee to pray after big plays.

Instead, Menino was thinking about offering a sample of local beer.

“We have the best. I mean, you know, Colorado beer? It hasn’t even made it east yet. Sam Adams has made it to the west and Harpoon has made it out there, but Colorado Rocky beer? Uck,” Menino said.

But Menino was confident he wouldn’t have to give away any Boston brews, saying Denver’s game is about as weak as its beer.

“We have Tom Brady who is true and has a veteran’s technique of how to get through these difficult games,” said Menino, adding that Brady was not the team’s only asset.

“We have a team. It’s not one player. That’s what the difference in this game .. will be. We have a team; they have one player who wants to pray,” he said.

Menino was quick to say that there was nothing wrong with Tebow's praying and that he prays himself nearly every day, but said “when you get on the field it’s about who gets the plays and who gets them executed.”

E-mail Kaiser at johanna.yourtown@gmail.com or follow her on Twitter @JohannaKaiser.

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