Cowboys vs. Eagles: the Wager

Earlier today, Eric mentioned erstwhile Observer scribe John Gonzalez, the only basketball teammate I’ve ever gotten into a fight with before a game started. John now writes a column for the Philly Inquirer. Here’s the bet we’ve made: if the Cowboys win tonight, in his column John has to make gratuitous mention of the poker group here in Dallas that counts among its members yrs trly, Adam, and Eric. (Go, Batfaces!) If the Birds win, members of this selfsame group, including yrs trly and Eric, must paint “B-I-R-D-S” in green on our bare chests and send John a photograph that will then run in his column. Thing is, knowing how much Eric likes to show off his blasted abs, for him it’s a win-win.


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13 responses to “Cowboys vs. Eagles: the Wager”

  1. Bethany says:

    Now I’m really torn about what to root for.

  2. Doug says:

    Don’t you have the bet backwards??

  3. Tim Rogers says:

    @ Doug: fixed. Thanks.

  4. JS says:

    Do you have to be wearing pants in the photo?

  5. Danno says:

    Is John Wayne gonna be beating up on Don Henley?

  6. diahh says:

    Jerry is on the sidelines.

    Before halftime.

    I’m pretty sure that’s a first, and it’s not a good one.

  7. tush says:

    Could this bet be any lamer?

  8. diahh says:

    How ’bout them Cowboys!

  9. Bethany says:

    I gotta say, you guys got hosed. How is mentioning your poker group more humiliating than painting yourselves?

    Where’s the humiliation?

  10. jrp says:

    i hate yous all

  11. El Rey says:

    I just read Gonzo’s tweener-blog / column (Really?). No mention of the poker group. He did bring up Celeste’s Brokeback nickname: Tulsa…

  12. MIssing Dots says:

    Believe me, when you have terrible tattoos like the D staffers are sporting, painting a letter on your chest is nothing. Plus it washes off.

  13. Eric Celeste says:

    The poker group name just has to be mentioned in a future column.