Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:19

Bangor, Maine makes good on Super Bowl bet with Bangor, Pennsylvania Featured

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Bangor, Maine makes good on Super Bowl bet with Bangor, Pennsylvania

BANGOR - Bangor, Maine is still feeling the loss from the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl win.

However, Bangor, Pennsylvania is feeling the victory.

The town is spelled like Bangor but pronounced "Bang-er."

Bangor City Council Chair, Ben Sprague, was sure the New England Patriots were going to beat the Eagles in the Super Bowl, so he called up the mayor in Bangor, Pennsylvania to put a wager on it.

We all know how that ended, but Sprague says he is not giving up hope for the future.

"I understand there's also a Bangor, Michigan, and a Bangor, Wisconsin," he says. "So as long as the Patriots can make it back next year, there are several teams in the NFC that we could get matched up against and maybe have this bet again."

The victory package sent by Sprague included Moxie, Whoopie Pies, blueberry pie and Stephen King books.

Blake Lipton

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Blake Lipton joined the ABC 7 and Fox 22 news team in January of 2016 and is excited to start his career in television as a morning anchor at our station!

He is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina and has previously interned with the ESPNU/SEC Network, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and the WOLO sports department in Columbia, South Carolina during his time in school.

Blake also worked with the Weather Channel to help cover the historic South Carolina floods in the fall of 2015.

While most of his experience is in sports, Blake is thrilled for the opportunity to host the morning show at Fox ABC Maine and become a more well-rounded journalist and storyteller.

When he is not anchoring or reporting, Blake enjoys hiking, reading and talking anything football. He is also a fan of coffee and hip-hop music.

Feel free to reach out to him with story ideas at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter at @Blake_Lipton for the latest updates on everything Maine!