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After botched Colorado Rockies prediction, Rick Reilly pledges to "tongue bathe" Denver capitol building

Back in April, no one expected the Colorado Rockies to make the playoffs -- least of all ESPN columnist Rick Reilly, who declared on KOA radio that he would "tongue bathe the Capitol dome if the Rockies make the playoffs."

Yes, Reilly promised to lick the Colorado state capitol dome. A golden dome, in fact. And while we have no idea if Reilly has any experience licking golden domes, he's about to become an expert. This morning, several days after the Rockies secured that unlikely playoff berth, he confirmed during a return appearance on KOA that he'll lick that golden dome to make good on his declaration. And even though he's yet to commit to a specific time, Governor Bill Ritter, amid a subsequent KOA guest spot, said his staff will help make it happen. Does that make the gov Reilly's wing man?

To salivate over the details, look below for KOA's release.

ESPN'S RICK REILLY TO TOUNGE BATHE THE DOME OF THE DENVER CAPITOL BUILDING -- A PROMISE HE MADE TO 850 KOA IF THE COLORADO ROCKIES MADE THE PLAY-OFFS

Denver, CO, October 5th, 2009... On April 10, 2009 during a guest appearance on 850 KOA's Colorado's Morning News, ESPN Sports Columnist Rick Reilly promised Steffan Tubbs and April Zesbaugh he would "tongue bathe the Capitol dome if the Rockies make the playoffs."

The Colorado Rockies clinched a play-off berth on Friday, October 1st, and today a reluctant Reilly returned to 850 KOA's Colorado's Morning News to face the music with hosts Steffan Tubbs and April Zesbaugh. Reilly promised to make good on his statement and said that he would "get up there and lick... the Capitol dome."

Governor Ritter was a guest on the Mike Rosen Show later in the morning and offered to help Reilly give the capitol building a bath. "We've been in touch with him... we're actually trying to facilitate this. I think he has to make good on it."

850 KOA will keep these two men to their word and bring the "tongue bathing" to you live.

Both Rick Reilly interviews and the Governor Ritter interview on the subject are available on www.850koa.com now.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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