BANGOR (NEWS CENTER Maine) -- What is 511 miles away, takes three and a half hours to fly to, and has a very different opinion on who will win the Super Bowl? The borough of Bangor, Pennsylvania.
So the Mayor of Bangor, Maine, Ben Sprague, decided to call the mayor there and propose a friendly wager on the big game.
After receiving the phone message, Bangor, Pennsylvania Mayor Brooke Kerzner called right back to excitedly tell Sprague, “it’s on”.
Mayor Kerzner said, "We are not the least bit concerned with the New England Patriots winning Super Bowl 52. Nick Foles can soar like an Eagle even when he is surrounded by a bunch of Turkeys from New England. I have a feeling Tom Brady is all out of 4th quarter comebacks. #flyeaglesfly "
Mayor Sprague said, "The people of Bangor, Maine are confident that Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the rest of the Patriots will do their jobs in bringing home a sixth title to New England. There may be two Bangors and two teams in this year's Super Bowl, but I think the ones from New England will be celebrating Super Bowl night."
The Super Bowl will be played in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Sunday, Feb. 4. It will be presented on NBC.
A press release from Sprague states, as part of the wager, Mayor Sprague is offering a box of Maine whoopie pies from Governor's Restaurant in Bangor, a blueberry pie from Dysart's, a case of Moxie, some local Bangor souvenirs, and a collection of Stephen King books for the Bangor (Pennsylvania) Public Library. Stephen King is a resident of Bangor, Maine.
Mayor Kerzner is willing to bet a Growler of Beer from Bangor Trust Brewing Company, an assortment of Chocolates from Chocolates on Broadway, a pound of fresh Roasted Coffee from Baby Harry Coffee Co, a goodie basket from Grace on Broadway, and two slate Quoit Boards (Bangor's version of horseshoes) for the Maine Veterans Home.
“Even if the Patriots win, I’ll still send her something,” said Sprague, who is a lifelong Patriots fan. “Perhaps the Stephen King box to stock their library with some books from our most famous resident."