The day has arrived for the third in a series of BloggyVille wagers regarding the success of the sports teams that Beth of I Didn’t Have My Glasses On and I.
Just as a refresher, and not to rub it in at all, I won the season series wager between my Triple A Syracuse Chiefs and her Toledo Mud Hens in International League baseball play during the 2004 season, and Beth paid off with great photos she took attending a game in Toledo (and a care package that came in the mail, too, totally because she’s a great sport). Last fall, I won again when my alma mater Maryland Terps beat her alma mater Michigan Wolverines in football, and she paid off with a boffo post of Maryland alum and San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis singing our alma mater. It was a mighty big save from herself singing it, by the way, which I would have done with her Michigan song if the not for Maryland’s 23-16 comeback win in Ann Arbor.
Well, Michigan visits Maryland in Byrd Stadium, today at noon. So far this season, my Terps are a lackluster 2-2. We lost to Bowling Green of the non-Power-Five MAC. We got shellacked by West Virginia this past Saturday by the count of 45-6. Michigan, on the other hand, is 3-1 and ranked 22nd in the country coming off its 31-0 shutout of BYU.
I think my squad is awful this year. Nevertheless, I offered Beth the change to get one back, and even gave her the opportunity to name the terms. She passed the ball back to me. And so …
In honor of Hurricane Joaquin, which may have its effect on tonight’s contest in College Park, I suggest that the loser must send a photo of one’s self holding some sort of umbrella or wearing rain gear as well as the colors of the vanquished squad. For posting on the winner’s blog, of course. Just another friendly wager, you see.
What is your alma mater, and what have you put up as a show of loyalty? What’s the best thing you’ve ever come away with after a friendly wager? What have you lost in a friendly wager?