Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Facial Hair Face Off

Game one of the World Series is mere minutes away from starting - and for myself, there's a lot on the line.

If you didn't know it, my beloved Red Sox are set to battle the favs from my neck of the woods, the Colorado Rockies. The Rox have improbably won 21 of their last 22 games (!!!) and I'll admit that I've been pulling for them up until now. But tonight it's no more Mr. Nice Guy.

Headlines have been made in recent days by heavy betting taking place between Massachusetts and Colorado officials. However, my roommate Steve and I have a far bigger and more significant bet going.

Both of us have been growing some serious playoff good-luck beards since the beginning of September - mine for the Red Sox and Steve's for his Rockies. And they've served us well up to this point.* So we've done the only logical thing possible: we put our scruff on the bargaining table: if the Rox win, I have to shave half my beard,** and if my Sox win, Steve has to shave half of his. And yes, as part of the deal, the loser will have to appear in public half-shaven.

The stakes are high.


A Rockies victory? Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin.

*Don't believe the beards helped our teams? Consider this: our other roommate Jim, a Cubs fan, refused to grow a beard, and look how that worked out.
**As per our agreement, the "half" must be shaven from one side of the face, a la Harvey Dent.


Anonymous said...

Go, Red Sox!
(and for more reasons than one!)

Nate-Dawg said...

This is going to be sweet as! I was wondering how this was going to work out. I can't wait to see the results...

Anonymous said...

Of course for the viewing delight of Slaunchways followers not located in Laramie, images will be posted of the half-shaven individual, yes?

Anonymous said...

Nato: After the first two games, I couldn't agree with you more. :D

Anon: Though I don't think that was part of the official agreement, that's certainly my plan. :P