Just 48 hours before kick-off, U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) raised the stakes for Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, wagering a bet with Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.
If the Patriots win, he owes Kerry one of Carlo’s finest cakes, but if the Giants are victorious, then Kerry owes him a Boston Cream Pie sent directly from Massachusetts.
"I'm betting a Carlo’s cake against a Boston Crème pie [that the Giants will win Sunday]," Lautenberg said Friday afternoon, "and we don’t like Boston Crème Pie around here!"
The walls of Carlo’s Bakery we’re packed from wall to wall to see Senator Lautenberg as well as a piece of one of Carlo’s Super Bowl-themed cakes. Upon entering the bakery, Lautenberg greeted the crowd with an enthusiastic fist-pump and cried "Go Giants!"
The Senator was also presented with a New York Giants-themed cake.
"Who put a Y next to the N on that cake?" Lautenberg asked, to cheering from Cake Boss fans.
When asked his prediction of the game's score, Lautenberg replied, "I would be satisfied with a ten point victory, a field goal and a touchdown ... Brady’s a good quarterback, but we have the better team."
Before leaving, Lautbenberg said that—should the Giants win—there should two parades held, one in New York and one in their “true home state” of New Jersey.