Mix-ups: New England Dunkin' Donuts gives out Eagles cups, Costco selling Eagles-Texans hat

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Eagles' 'Philly Special' play during their Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots last season caused many to hit the rewind button on the DVR. Now, two recent findings involving the Birds off the field are also worthy of a double-take.

First, Dunkin' Donuts customers in Massachusetts, where the company is based, reported receiving cups bearing the Eagles logo and the words 'World Champions,' instead of ones showing the Patriots' emblem.

Dan Minkle of Minkle Boys Catering posted a photo of one of the cups he purchased at a Dunkin' Donuts in the town of Wareham. The photo went viral being shared and reposted by many including radio stations.

6abc Action News reached out to Dunkin' Donuts on Monday about the reported mix-up. They say, "We appreciate our loyal customers for bringing this to our attention, and we are taking steps to ensure all of our local stores are stocked with the correct cups."

It's not known if Philly area stores were sent any Patriots cups.

This is a good spot to remind everyone that the Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl 52.

But that was not the only error the Super Bowl champs found themselves mixed up in.

Tyler Weston who works at a Costco in Concordville, Pennsylvania came across a new shipment of hats sporting the Eagles logo. Nothing out of the ordinary, but then Weston discovered some embroidering on the brim. Instead of reading the team name "Philadelphia Eagles," it read "Houston Texans."

"I started cracking up and said I can't believe they made this mistake," Weston told Action News.

Weston shared his photo of the hat with his friend, registered nurse and Eagles fan Gina Lewis; she tweeted her grievance out on social media.

The Texans' Twitter account saw Lewis' tweet and had some fun with it - changing the Eagles' famous cheer of #FlyEaglesFly to #FlyTexansFly.

The Eagles answered that with an altered hashtag of their own. Instead of the Texans' #WeAreTexans, they tweeted #WeAreEagles.

Though Weston found the hat, he said he passed on purchasing it. But one of his friends couldn't resist adding the unusual headware to his collection.

"I did not buy it, but my coworker who is a Texans fan did and is hoping that the Texans can win the Super Bowl this year so the hat will have the last two Super Bowl champions on it," Weston said.

And this is not the first time Gina Lewis' made some news dealing with the Birds. Last month, she helped fund a pro-Eagles billboard just one mile from Gillette Stadium!

In a coincidence, the Patriots open their season against the Texans on Sunday. Perhaps the Pats will be drinking from their Eagles cups as the Texans wear their Eagles hats.

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Dunkin' Donuts sends Eagles cups to New England. Report from September 3, 2018.

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