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.