John Kerry's Soup Is At Stake

The stakes have been raised, though, for today's AFC Championship game. On the line are not only Peyton Manning's chances to become known as a non-choker, Tom Brady's reputation as the perfect human being, as well as a spot in the Super Bowl... but there's also caramel corn drizzled with milk chocolate.

Senator Kerry (D-Mass.) today made a bet with his colleague from Indiana, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) ... Kerry offered to present Bayh and his staff with a hearty helping of Boston clam chowder if the Patriots lose this weekend in Indianapolis. In exchange, Bayh agreed to provide Kerry's camp with an old Hoosier State favorite - South Bend Factory Chocolate Crunch, caramel corn drizzled with milk chocolate ...
It might just be me, but I can't picture a time in my life where I'd ever say, "I care about this game so much that you know what I'm going to do? I'm going to bet a goddamn bowl of soup on it. That is how much I care."

Come on. If politicians are going to do this, put something real on the line. Losing state has to pay the winning state's sales tax for a month. If the Pats win, the official Indiana state seal must be changed to a portrait of Tom Brady, and if the Colts win, Peyton Manning must be made the official state bird of Massachusetts.

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