Governor Wolf Excited to Win Super Bowl Wager

The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII this weekend. Confident after winning a five pound Pearson’s nut roll from his NFC Championship bet with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton last week, Governor Wolf decided to try to extend his winning streak.

As PennLive reports:

“In keeping with the proud American tradition of placing a bet on the outcome of the Super Bowl, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker have made their friendly wager.”

When the Eagles win, Governor Baker has promised to hand over the following classic New England items:

  • Clam Chowder from Legal Sea Foods in Boston
  • Craisins from Ocean Spray in Middleborough
  • Apple Cider Donuts from Smolak Farms in North Andover
  • Apple Pie, Chicken Pot Pie and Maple Syrup from Hollis Hills Farms in Fitchburg
  • Grillo’s Pickles from Needham
  • Boston Crème Pie Cupcakes and Lemon Squares from Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield

Governor Wolf in turn has offered an assortment of classic Philadelphia treats if the Patriots win. Luckily, the governor knows that the odds of him having to turn over these goods are very slim. The items he offered are:

  • Soup from Rooster Soup Co., a luncheonette that gives 100% of its profits to support vulnerable Philadelphians through Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality Collaborative;
  • Scrapple from the Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia’s iconic breakfast offering from its legendary food marketplace, which celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018;
  • Coffee from La Colombe, one of the world’s premier coffee roasters and boutique cafes based in Philadelphia;
  • Donuts from Federal Donuts, a destination for donuts and fried chicken, which this week unveiled an Eagles-themed donut benefiting the Philadelphia schools.
  • Donated pizza slices at Rosa’s Fresh Pizza, a pay-it-forward pizzeria that provides hundreds of meals per week to homeless Philadelphians.

The governors have promised to donate the winnings to a local food pantry.

Governor Wolf couldn’t help but throw in a little trash talk along with his offer. “Over the last year, the Eagles have battled adversity and inspired millions of fans, both on and off the field,” he said. “I am putting some of my Philly favorites and Philly’s finest and most iconic food items on the line but look forward to Governor Baker sending some Massachusetts foods to Pennsylvania.

Governor Wolf has also announced that he will attend the game on his own dime and that the State Capitol will be lit green all week to show support for the Eagles. Like the rest of the state, he is excited to celebrate an Eagles win this weekend!