At 6-1, one would have thought that the Dallas Cowboys would run away with the division. But no! Somehow, the hated New York Giants found a way to regroup, and they have now won 5 games in a row. Even more galling (as if watching them win 5 consecutive games was not enough), the Giants have now positioned themselves as one of the elite teams in the NFC.
Unacceptable, I say!
Which is why I have challenged GRRM to a friendly football wager. Some of you would think that a number 1 New York Times bestselling author has more important things to do than this. Well, apparently not. . .;-) If you're a football fan, you are aware of the rivalry between the two teams. If you're not familiar with the NFL, the rivalry which exists between the Cowboys and the Giants would be similar to that of the Paris-St-Germain and Marseille soccer teams, or Manchester United and Chelsea. Things are a bit more civilized on this side of the pond, though. Unlike in Marseille, NY fans don't chant, "Dallas, Dallas, we fuck you up the ass!" during every game. In any event, it's not quite Brazil vs Argentina, but you get the picture.
This one is for keeps! The winning team will be the one that goes further, either in the regular season or the playoffs (assuming that both teams make the playoffs). The Cowboys and the Giants have a history of screwing up late in the season, so there might be more than a few twists and turns before the year is out!
What's at stake:
If George wins: I offered to read and review Terry Goodkind's The Pillars of Creation or any other stinker George would care to force upon me. But he'd rather have me read and review some worthy books that have not gotten the attention they deserve, and maybe interview the authors. "There's a lot of good work being done out there, much of it criminally overlooked," he said. Fair enough, I will be happy to oblige should I lose this wager.
If I win: George will base a minor character on me in either A Dance with Dragons or a future ASOIAF installment, and he'll kill me off, hopefully in spectacular and gruesome fashion! How cool would that be!?! Considering GRRM's credentials, killing little me off should be fairly easy. Now that would be something to tell the grandkids, eh!?!;-)
Now, if only I used all those SFF contacts I've acquired over the years to actually accomplish something worthwhile. . .:p I guess I'm not that kind of guy. . .