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PR Missouri Gov. Nixon, Massachusetts Gov. Baker announce friendly wager on playoff game between Chiefs, Patriots


JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker today announced they have made a friendly wager on the outcome of the AFC Divisional Round playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots. The game will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., at 3:35 p.m. CST on Saturday (Jan. 16)

Gov. Nixon is wagering some world-famous barbecue ribs from Kansas City’s own Gates BBQ in support of the Chiefs. Gov. Baker has wagered the famous Boston crème pie cupcakes from the Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield, Mass., recently named the state’s official cupcake. The Governors have agreed to donate the winnings to a local food pantry of their choice.

“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,” Gov. 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.”

“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,” Gov. Baker said. “I’m confident that we can expect a great game and some tasty Kansas City ribs from Governor Nixon when we win.”