Governors Baker, Nixon Wager Friendly Bet for NFL Playoff Game

Boston, Jan. 14, 2016, — Ahead of Saturday’s AFC Divisional Round game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, Governors Charlie Baker (R-MA) and Jay Nixon (D-MO) have staked a friendly bipartisan bet on the playoff game.
Gov. Baker at minority media round table meeting in March 2015(file photo).

Governor Baker has wagered the famous Boston crème pie cupcakes from the Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield, recently named the state’s official cupcake, which brought home a Patriots Super Bowl trophy home last year, while Governor Nixon has offered up ribs from Gates BBQ in Kansas City. The Governors have agreed to donate the winnings to a local food pantry of their choice.

“With the benefit of home field advantage and the luck of the Commonwealth’s official cupcakes, the Patriots are bound to continue their record of success,” said Governor Baker. “I’m confident that we can expect a great game and some tasty Kansas City ribs from Governor Nixon when we win.”

“There has been no hotter team in the NFL over the past 11 weeks than the Kansas City Chiefs – coincidentally, a streak that began right before Royals made it to the World Series,” Governor Nixon said. “There are many reasons the Chiefs will beat the Patriots, especially a swarming pass defense that will put more than enough pressure on Tom Brady if he tries to air the ball out.”

The two teams face off this Saturday, January 16 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts at 4:35PM EST.