Colorado Springs
51° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

Denver mayor sparks Super Bowl chile battle

Published On: Jan 30 2014 12:40:12 PM CST

KRDO.com / MGN Online

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -

A friendly Super Bowl bet between the Seattle and Denver mayors is causing a stir in New Mexico.

If the Seahawks win, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has wagered a few things he says are indicative of his city. Among them: handmade skis, a hoodie and a sampling of Denver's "amazing green chile."
    
Chile from the Mile High City?
    
The question has fired up New Mexicans, who turned to social media to extol New Mexico's long history with the hot peppers.
    
After all, chile is the state vegetable and the basis of the official state question - "Red or green?" Laws have even been passed to protect its spicy reputation.
    
New Mexico officials are hoping to set the record straight by getting green-chile care packages ready for both mayors.
    
Hancock spokeswoman Amber Miller says the mayor wasn't aware of the stir and that the green chile culture is alive and well in Denver.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement