This ESPN commercial got me thinking. Everyone knows someone who has made some crazy-ass sports bet they had to follow through on. We mock and praise them at the same time for being a man and following through with the bet … Or just mock them, but whatever.
My favorite comes to light once a year. Los Juggernaut and one of our best friends have a life-time standing bet on the yearly USC vs. Notre Dame college football game. Loser has to do the Polar Bear plunge on New Year’s Day in Newport, R.I. Los Juggernaut obviously cheers for the good guys aka Notre Dame and our buddy likes that bunch’a cheatahs in Southern Cal.
But the bet is growing. This was only the second year they did it, but the stakes are literally being raised by the day. First the loser just had to do the swim. Pretty shitty to go one hundred yards into the blistering cold ocean when the water temp is about 40 degrees. Then they decided they would have to wear the opposing teams jersey. Sounds pretty good to me. That’s fair, right?
Bu what did they do? They took it even further.
Now the loser has to wear the other teams jersey the whole week between Christmas and New Year’s. These kids are mental. Hardcore sports fans don’t get any better. Or do they?
We want to hear your best bets/ craziest stories.
I’ll tell you what, if that sack of shit team the Giants makes it to the superbowl against the Pats, I’ll make a bet with anyone who proposes one.***
***I wrote this blog on Friday, and I’ll stick to my word. So please…if you are serious about a bet I want to fucking hear it. Please submit your bet in the comments section or send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rules for the bets I would take:
1. You must be a REAL Giants fan, not a loser bandwagon Jets fan.
2. I’ll fucking do anything short of hurting myself so bring it bitches.
3. We need to have some sort of shake/agreement.