Friday, September 7, 2007

Losers have to pay sometimes...

Well, I lost, again :( Hal & I have had a friendly contest the past three years related to NFL games.

We survey the games each week of the NFL regular season & predict who we think will win each game that week (secret ballot, of course). The one who predicts the highest amount of winning teams each week wins.. that week... and at the end of the season... whoever has the most weeks of better predictions wins...

The loser owes the winner a fantastic steak dinner wherever they desire in town.

I won the 1st year... and since we were going to NYC, I decided on Knickerbocker in Greenwich Village. It was a glorious win in a fabulous place.

Hal won the 2nd year & I reminded him a few times to let me know where he wanted to go...but he never made a big deal about it... so I dropped it.

Well, I lost again the 3rd year ... and we were a bit behind on the reward... but tonight I had to pony up & take Hal to Ruth's Chris (after all, the new NFL season starts this Sunday). We've been to our share of awesome locally-owned, upscale steak-specializing restaurants... so were a bit resistant to the RC chain... but... OMG... it was freaking fantastic... the best steak I've had so far (ask me that after I go to Argentina!!!).

We paired it with a Malbec (Argentina red) wine... funny story... I got carded... and the server said to me... "just barely".... I said... just barely what? I'm 30? Hal said... just barely by 10 years... he was oblivious to our comments even though we werent whispering... odd, huh? I get the fact that people say I dont look 30...but I dont look a day under 21 either... odd...

Anyway...the dinner was fantastic... now I need a favor from my bloggy friends... please keep up the positive energy this NFL season that I can make the correct predictions & make Hal have to pay!!!

3 comments:

BartLennon said...

Hope you didn't go for the Saints on Thursday!

Casey said...

Although I have a deep dislike of Payton Manning...I've learned not to bet against the Colts... although it does pain me very much.

Joshua Middleton said...

Fun story, Gurl! I don't know a thing about football, as you know, but I'll send all the positive energy I can over your way! Nice choice on your win by the way.. SNAP!