Gov. Shapiro, Eating Super Bowl Humble Pie, Sends Hometown Donuts Westward

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Gov. Shapiro, pointing to a Kansas City Chiefs flag hanging in his office, one of the consequences of his losing a Super Bowl bet with the governors of Missouri and Kansas.
Subject of Gov. Shapiro’s good-natured ire:
the Kansas City Chiefs flag hanging in his office.

A shipment of Collegeville Italian Bakery donuts — as well as local culinary classics cheesecake and soft pretzels — left Harrisburg recently, heading west. The foodstuff is Gov. Josh Shapiro’s payment for his Super Bowl LVII bet with Governors Laura Kelly (Kansas) and Mike Parson (Missouri). The Hays Post covered the transferal.

In a Twitter video, Shapiro says he just hung up from ordering the food over the phone.

“Because, of course, the Kansas City Chiefs beat our beloved Eagles in the Super Bowl by just a field goal.

“It hurt to make that call,” Shapiro admitted. “But what hurts actually even more is that as I’ve been sitting behind this desk today, I’ve had to look at that!”

The camera then swings across Shapiro’s office to show a large-size Kansas City Chiefs flag hanging on his wall.

“I’ve fulfilled my promise to hang that flag in the governor’s office. I didn’t love doing it, and I hate looking at it, but a bet’s a bet.”

That said, Shapiro closes his video saying that “the Birds look great for next year.”

The full story of this payoff of Collegeville Italian Bakery donuts is at the Hays Post.


Gov. Shapiro’s Super Bowl bet was all in fun, but there were some truly unique wagers surrounding last week’s game.

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