San Antonio, Denver Mayors Bet BEER on NBA Series

There's something more important than basketball riding on the series between the Spurs and the Nuggets, which is now knotted up at one game apiece. Beer is on the line, too, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Denver Mayor Mike Hancock last night put out a challenge to Mayor Nirenberg, and it is challenge over a case of beer.

"We believe we got you in this series," Hancock said to Nirenberg. "I am so confident in the Denver Nuggets, that I am goign to be you a case of our world renowned local brews if your Spurs happen, and I mean 'happen' to get so lucky as to beat my Denver Nuggets."

Nirenberg responded by praising the Nuggets as a good team, but said he is convinced the Spurs are better. He says he will match the beer and up the ante.

"We will not only spot you the brews from San Antonio, but we will throw in a taste of San Antonio, with some barbacoa and Big Red," he replied.

Its a good thing the mayors didn't bet free coffee on the series.

For decades, Valero convenience stores, and later the independently operated Valero spin-off 'Corner Stores' have offered free coffee the morning after a Spurs playoff victory.

But no more.

The Corner Stores have now all been purchased by Tempe, Arizona based Circle-K. In a social media post, Circle-K says 'We're sorry, but we are no longer offering free coffee after a Spurs' playoff win,' and goes to tout Circle-K deals on coffee.

Game three of the series is tomorrow night at the AT&T Center. Tip off is at 8, with Voice of the Spurs Bill Schoening, on Spurs Radio 1200 WOAI.

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