If the Ravens-Titans game goes Baltimore’s way, Mayor Young should be snacking on some Nashville desserts

Whichever team wins Saturday’s divisional round playoff game between the Ravens and Tennessee Titans will earn its government leaders plenty of celebratory eats, while the losers will be left to lick their wounds.

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan both announced friendly, food-based wagers with their Titans counterparts Friday. If the top-seeded Ravens win to reach their first AFC Championship Game since the 2012 season, Young will receive Nashville’s Standard Candy Co.’s Goo Goo Clusters (disc-shaped candy bars with marshmallow nougat, caramel and roasted peanuts covered in milk chocolate), Christie Cookies, Thistle Farms products and Cupcake Collection treats from Nashville Mayor John Cooper.


But if the sixth-seeded Titans pull off the upset on the road, Young will send Cooper two dozen crab cakes from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, a bushel of Maryland crabs from Faidley’s Seafood, and a case of Union Craft Brewing’s Duckpin Pale Ale.

“I have full faith and confidence in our Baltimore Ravens to take care of business against the Tennessee Titans at home on Saturday night under the bright lights,” Young said in a release. “This has been a magical season and the ride isn’t over yet, we have our eyes on the ultimate goal of a Super Bowl Championship. Ravens Nation will be out in full force to support the home team and I’m excited about our friendly wager with our opponents in Nashville.”

Like Young, Hogan’s deal involves crab cakes going to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee if the Ravens lose, with Lee set to send Hogan some Nashville hot chicken if the Ravens extend their winning streak to 13 games.

In addition, Young issued an executive order on Friday stating that “the City of Baltimore and the playing field at M&T Bank Stadium will officially be declared ‘Titan-Up Zones.’” The order prohibits Titan touchdowns and says that “violators of this order will be dealt with through strict ‘Smack Down’ enforcement.” He signs it with “Remember the Ravens!”

The Ravens and Titans face off at 8:15 p.m. Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. The game will be televised on CBS. The winner will face the winner of Sunday’s Houston Texans-Kansas City Chiefs matchup in the AFC Championship Game, with the winner advancing to the Super Bowl in Miami on Feb. 2.

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