After much wrangling over terms, Mike and I have agreed on a bet for tomorrow’s USC-UCLA game. I insisted that we bet on the game’s outcome straight-up, not on the spread, because I hate betting on the spread (I don’t want my team to win, yet be unhappy). But because of the hefty odds against the Bruins (the Trojans are favored by 13 1/2 points), Mike insisted that my penalty if UCLA wins be more severe than his penalty if USC wins. That seemed fair. So, here are the terms:
• If USC wins, Mike has to wear one of my USC shirts to Professional Responsibility class on Monday.
• If UCLA wins, I have to wear one of Mike’s UCLA shirts to Professional Responsibility class on Monday, and I have to publish a post on the blog about why UCLA is better than USC. (Mike promised to help me think of some things to say in this post, since personally, I can’t think of a single reason.) And Becky has to co-sign it.
Fight on! Beat the Bruins!