NFL Showdown: GRRM vs Pat

This one is for all the marbles. . .

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. . .
Go Cowboys!

22 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

This will be the evnet of the year! Sorry, pat, I'm rooting for george just to see you get killed off

Shane said...

That is an amazing wager...

I can't wait to read about your death.


...er, you know what I mean.

Patrick said...

Anonymous: I have to win to get killed off! Or more exactly, the Cowboys must not let me down!

Robert said...

What happens if neither team makes the playoffs, they end up with the same record, and they each had one win against the other ;)

Anonymous said...

hahaha, that is so hilarious. grrm is one of my heroes. you are so lucky, brah!

Anonymous said...

The only negative thing about that bet is the fact that he would consider putting your character in ADWD, because that means he's not nearly close enough to being done with it. The season isn't over until December you know....

BINDER OF DEMONS said...

I'm rooting for you Pat, even though I can't really bring myself to cheer on Dallas.

Is there some sort of tiebreaker, for when both the Giants and the Cowboys go out in the first round of the play-offs?

Go Bears!
(Now that's optimism)

Larry said...

I'll be happily awaiting your interview of M. John Harrison, Pat ;)

I grew up a Redskins fan in a Cowboys-supporting household, so you can imagine that I'm really cheering for y'all to battle for last place!

Neth said...

As a life-long Cowboys fan, I'm on your side Pat (though I'd point out that in recent years the rivalry between the Redskins or Eagles has been a bit more heated than with the Giants). It will be a pleasure to read of your horrific death (and see the Giants loose to Dallas a second time this year).

Paran said...

Well, as an avid 'Skins fan, I'm hoping it's a draw and that both teams have a rash of injuries (groins and achilles would do nicely), Romosexual gets speared by Strahan, Eyore, I mean Eli gets speared by Roid Williams, and 'Skins eek out an upset over the Pats. Good weekend!

Btw, very jealous about the opportunity to be killed excruciatingly by GRRM's pen! ;)

Sweetrobin said...

I want to see Ser Pat Hotlist fly !

Ebenstone said...

That may be the coolest thing ever!

Farseer said...

That's bad news, in my opinion, because it means GRRM is not taking his work very seriously.

Anonymous said...

Not taking his work seriously? Because he's willing to rename some random character? It's not like GRRM has a shortage of gruesome death to hand out. I expect at least 3,000 dead in the Dany chapters alone.

Kevin A. Smith said...

The Pillars of Creation, only $9.89 at Amazon.ca.

Go George! Go ABC! (Anybody But Cowboys)

Brian, DC said...

Who would root for the Cowgirls? GO SKINS!!!!!! Cool bet though.

Anonymous said...

Oh good grief! Quit wasting our time on such inane trivia as football.

If you will excuse me I am in the middle of scarficing two goats, a warthog, and my ex to the Elder Gods in assurance of a Cleveland win in the World Series.

Christopher said...

As a die-hard Bears fan I must always, always wish for the thorough destruction of all things Cowboys. However, if GRRM takes you up on your wager, then getting written into ASOIAF is too cool a thing to begrudge anyone. Therefore, Go Dallas!

(Besides, Romo could take the Lesser Manning any day.)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I can't wait to read about you getting killed off.

I couldn't care less about Football, to be honest, but now I might have to actually pay attention.

wannabe GRRM said...

Hear the sad tale of the brave Ser Pate of the Hot Lists, thus named after he won a tourney in Dorne in high summer.
Ser Pate decided he'd see the wide world and willingly joined the Golden Company to satisfy his wanderlust. Eventually he became the company's archivist and made it his hobby to seek out the finest artists and storytelleres in the Free Cities, to sample their work and sometimes question them directly, and he recorded it all in his archives.
Alas for him, while Ser Pate was telling his new friend Tyrion Lannister about Yeardos of Myr, who preaches the nobility of human spirit and the evils of charity and live poultry, he was overheard by a Dothraki mercenary who happened to be follower of Yeardos. The Dothraki then called him a Death Chooser and proceeded to remove his spine.
Ser Pate, RIP ;)

G-man said...

Sorry Pat, but I'm a Giants fan so I can't cheer for those Cowboys.

Good luck to you both

Simon said...

Well, I'm a Bills fan, so we're not really in a position to compete with either team (although that recent Monday night game against the Cowboys was rather close, wasn't it?), but I think I'll root for the Cowboys in this one - nothing against the Giants in particular, but I'm not too fond of Eli Manning from his petulance at the draft a couple of years ago.