In a few short days, the New England Patriots will battle the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium for a coveted spot in the AFC Championship Game. Two doughnut shops - one in Boston and one in Nashville - have come up with a way to "sweeten" the rivalry with a wager.
Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts in Boston and Five Daughter’s Bakery in Nashville plan to go head-to-head just like their favorite teams. The losing city’s store will bear the shame of having their photo taken while wearing the winning team's jersey. They will also be required to ship a dozen of their most popular doughnuts to the winners.
The good-natured trash talk has already begun on social media with Kane’s co-owner, Maria Delios directing a boastful video to her Nashville frien-emies at Five Daughters.
“Get ready to send us a dozen of yours,” she gloats. “I can’t wait to taste them. Because you know that the Patriots are going to win this Saturday night.”
Delios has good reason to be confident. Last year she placed a similar wager with a Houston-based doughnut shop before the Patriots faced the Texans in the AFC divisional playoff game. The Pats went on to defeat the Texans 34 to 16.
In addition to the friendly rivalry, Kane's is supporting the home team by selling Patriots-themed doughnuts slathered in icing and coated with red and blue sprinkles at its two Massachusetts locations.
Pick up a dozen - or two - before Saturday's game at 90 Oliver St. in Boston or 120 Lincoln Ave. in Saugus.