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Tempe Mayor Kicks Up His Heels

Seriously.

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The Insight Bowl might be having a hard time selling tickets, but that hasn’t apparently tempered one public official’s enthusiasm.

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Hugh Hallman (do I call him “The Honorable?”), the mayor of Tempe, appeared at a photo op Monday morning at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn to pose with Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and Missouri coach Gary Pinkel near the Insight Bowl trophy.

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Hallman joked with the two rather serious coaches (give Ferentz credit, he did deliver a sarcastic one-liner in response to a reporter’s question that cracked me up), asking if they’d like to do a heel-kick. The query was met with silence.

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Not to be discouraged, Mayor Hallman, when all the photos were taken, found some space on the carpet in the hotel ballroom and leaped in the air, knocking his heels together like an Old West hoedown.