Remember all those Super Bowl bets? New England keeping promises after losing countless wagers
From Pat's King of Steaks getting a hand delivery of live lobsters to free beer for the City of Philadelphia, here's who kept their promises in the countless Super Bowl bets against the Eagles.
Boston put a lot on the line leading up to Super Bowl LII, but Philadelphia was just as guilty.
It wasn't just the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles that went head-to-head this past Sunday, but countless politicians, business owners and others who were so confident of a win that they began betting priceless paintings, Rocky statues and even baby goats.
Of course, the Eagles took home its first Lombardi Trophy and New Englanders now have to keep up their half of the bargain. Here are some wagers that have already been fulfilled.
Pat’s gets a special delivery
Lobster 207, a seafood wholesaler in Maine, is taking a road trip to Philadelphia to hand deliver a whopping 20 pounds of live lobsters to Pat's King of Steaks in South Philly after losing a bet. Pat's put 20 cheesesteaks on the wager.
"Heading to meet the King at his castle!" Lobster 207 posted on Twitter shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Rep. Bob Brady’s bold bet
Rep. Michael Capuano of Massachusetts will be sporting some serious Eagles headgear down in Washington this week, and it's all thanks to Rep. Bob Brady.
Brady, who recently announced that he will not be running for reelection, detailed the bet following the Eagles' first Super Bowl win on the WIP Morning Show on Tuesday.
"I'm riding down to Washington with Fletcher Cox's helmet," Brady said. "He's got to wear the helmet on the way to vote all week this week."
A photo of an Eagles helmeted Capuano made its way around social media Tuesday.
Dottie's Donuts, a vegan donut shop in West Philly, came out strong two weeks ago when it introduced a "greased pole" donut while also banning all Boston cream donuts until the big game.
New England's Kanes Donuts quickly entered into a wager with Dottie's, preparing to send over its own Boston cream donuts. The shop said it would come through with its promise after an Eagles win.
"I'm looking forward to getting some of those Kanes Donuts," Dottie's said in a video post. "That's right baby, because the Birds won. You knew it was going to happen, I knew it was going to happen."
The season is over, but that doesn't mean the West Philly donut shop is done. In honor of the Patriots' quarterback, Dottie's is introducing a Tom "Butterfingers" Brady donut.
"This will be our final Super Bowl-themed donut so don't let this sweet opportunity slip through your hands," Dottie's said in a Facebook post.
Council President Darrell Clarke will soon chow down on some cannolis from Boston's Mike's Pastry, courtesy of Boston Council President Andrea Campbell.
Campbell wasn't afraid to admit defeat in a congratulatory phone call to Clarke, who confessed that he turned his TV off multiple times during the close game.
"I gotta admit, I was stressing the entire time. I must have turned the TV off like, six or seven times in a row because I couldn't take it," he said in a video posted on Twitter. "My heart was beating fast, I was getting nervous."
Work of art
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is officially loaning its 18th-century painting Mrs. James Warren (Mercy Otis) by Boston Artist John Singleton Copley to the Philadelphia Museum of Art after losing a bet between the cultural institutions. The PMA would have lost its 19th-century painting Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky by Philadelphia-area artist Benjamin West if roles had been reversed.
The bet between six zoos in both New England and Philadelphia put way more on the line than a cheesesteak or jersey.
The next kid, or baby goat, to be born at Zoo New England in Boston will be named Foles, after Eagles MVP Nick Foles. In addition, zoo directors at Zoo New England, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo and Providence's Roger Williams Park Zoo have to clean animal enclosures while wearing Eagles gear and donate $1,000 to charity.
"Unfortunately, I felt certain that the Patriots would win the Super Bowl," Beardsley Zoo director Gregg Dancho said in a statement. "I plan to spend the rest of today in mourning, while looking for an Eagles jersey to wear."
Betsy Ross’ victory
Boston's Old North Church is hanging up a 13-star flag after its loss to the Betsy Ross House in Old City.
"Our tricorn hats off to you, Betsy Ross House!" the church wrote on its Facebook page. "If we had to lose to someone, we're glad it was to you. See you at the Super Bowl next year!"
Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter said logistics are being sorted out to find the best way to dress the Massachusetts town's statue of Brockton-born boxer Rocky Marciano in Eagles garb.
When the wager was announced, Kenney said that he wasn't sure how long a Pats jersey would stay on Philly's own "Rocky" statue.
Bud Light kept its promise to Philadelphia.
The beer company told the city back in August that drinks would be on them if the Eagles achieved a Super Bowl win, and now Bud Light is putting its money where its mouth is.
"The Eagles of Philadelphia have emerged victorious," Bud Light tweeted after the Super Bowl win. "Join us with [Lane Johnson] and your 21+ friends at taverns along the parade route to raise on of the Kingdom's favorite light lagers."
Boston Public Library congratulated its victorious counterpart, Free Library of Philadelphia, and displayed books with the word "Eagles" in the titles. We think "Victory of Eagles" is a solid choice.
Staff writer Rob Tornoe contributed to this article.