January 22, 2007

Paying off a bet.

The Bears won the NFC championship. This means that after 16 years I have to fulfill a bet. Many years ago Graumagus and I made a bet regarding the Bears and the Packers. I know Iíve mentioned it before, but I canít find the post. Anyway the bet that was made way back in the early 90ís was: If the Packers make it to the Super Bowl, then Grau has to wear a Packer shirt. If the Bears make it to the Super Bowl, I have to wear a Bearís shirt.Ē The now extinct Frizzen Sparks (Itís gone folks, Iím not bothering to link to a 404 page.) had a post on it. I just happened to have a copy of it.

Once opon a time, there were two football fans.

One was a lifelong Bears fan.

One was a lifelong Packers fan.

Regardless of this, they became lifelong friends, even resulting in the rare event of the Bears fan being best man at the Packer fanís wedding.

Long ago, they made a bet. More of an arrangement, actually.

If oneís team made it to the Superbowl, during the game the other fan would be required to wear team gear of that team. IE: If the Packers were in the big one, the Bears fan would be wearing green and gold.

If you havenít already guessed, Iím talking about Contagion (Packers fan) and myself (Bears fan).

And, yes, Iíve already had to wear the uniform of the enemy. Twice. .

Now here is where it gets interesting...
The Packers have some fucked up fan gear. Youíve probably seen examples.
Cheese wedge hats, cheese bricks, cheese cowboy hats, cheese baseball caps, cheese ties, cheese bricks for hurling at the TV, etc. Contagion has said that if the Packers make it to the Superbowl, the bastard is going to make me wear a cheese bra. A Cheese-Fucking-BRA. I told him it may be the first time I ever welch on a bet.
I was wrong. Iíve been thinking on it, and I canít. I cannot welch on a bet, itís almost an obsessive/compulsive thing with me. Itís why I donít make bets lightly.
So hereís how it is, if the Pack gets to the Superbowl, not only will I wear the fucking bra, Iíll do it sans shirt in all my pasty, hairy beergut, lard-assed glory, and Iíll post pics (Iíll be nice and do it in extended entry, to avoid making any readers out there go blind).

Howís THAT for honoring a goddamn bet? With the Packerís secondary the way it is, Iím not too worried, but I will still honor ďThe BetĒ And Iím STILL not going to root for the goddamn Vikings. There are just some things a man wonít stoop to.

This post was made January 5, 2005. The Packers ended up losing to the Vikings. Thus we never did find out if Grau would or would not wear the infamous Cheese Bra. He also has one piece of misinformation in there. He actually did welch on the bet the year Green Bay went to Super Bowl 32. He felt that it wasnít fair that he had to wear Green Bay gear two years back to back, I let him slide tooÖ with the caveat that I get to slide one year.

Now of course that means that I could get out of it this year and not have to wear a Bear shirt during the game. However, since the Bears making it to the Super Bowl only happens once every twenty years, I figured I would live up to the bet. So on Super Bowl Sunday I will have to sully my reputation by wearing that ugly Blue and Orange.

Posted by Contagion in Football at January 22, 2007 05:23 PM | TrackBack

Maybe it would help if you wore your kilt with it. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at January 22, 2007 10:43 PM

Frizzen Sparks is not extinct! The 404 page and placeholder bullshit was just because the domain was switching over to the new server. I have Wordpress installed and am in process of importing my old content and filling in all the "links go here" bullshit.

I'd have it done in a heartbeat, but I'm also finishing up two pinewood derby cars for the Wife and Elderspawn....

Posted by: graumagus at January 23, 2007 02:49 AM

I'm trying to think of something really obnoxious you could wear, but I don't think there's a Bears equivalent of the "cheese bra." I hope there is a Bears kilt somewhere...

Posted by: Ogre at January 23, 2007 08:47 AM

yep, blue and orange kilt... that ought to do it

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