Shannon Stacey

Terms BEFORE the deal, dummy

It’s Game Day for Patriots Nation. FINALLY. And my guys are looking forward to this season more than any other season I can recall. Seems odd, since the offense more or less came unraveled during the off-season, but I know why they’re excited.

The Tim Tebow bet.

We were at my sister’s house in Maine because my brother was visiting, so the place was overrun with football fans and the Hernandez news was breaking in a big way. With Welker gone, along with a few other key players, and Gronk forecast to be PUP, some concerns were expressed. But my husband, who thrives on being the devil’s advocate, said this would be our best season ever. Tebow would be so amazing, he’d throw the ball and then run down the field and catch it himself.

And so, at 8:30 in the morning on June 25th, I said the words…

If Tebow gets a reception for a gain on a pass he threw himself, I’ll buy a Tebow jersey and wear it for every game.

They pounced on that statement like it was the last pack of 1-cent filler paper at the Staples back to school sale.

Too late, I tried to negotiate terms. If it resulted in a touchdown. If it was for a first down. Anything. But they didn’t budge. If the ball leaves Tebow’s hand and then is caught by him and it’s forward of the line of scrimmage, I’ll spend every game this season with Tebow’s name across my back.

Since the best chance of Tebow even getting to touch the ball will be during preseason games, the Short Kid is practically salivating.

5 comments to “Terms BEFORE the deal, dummy”

  1. library addict
      · August 9th, 2013 at 6:43 pm · Link

    There should be a loop hole for you somehow. I hope you don’t have to wear a Tebow shirt.

    Is the bet for this season only? Not that Tebow seems to stay with any of the teams he plays for, but I’m wondering how long this possibility will hang over your head.

  2. Shannon
      · August 11th, 2013 at 7:34 pm · Link

    Nobody said anything about wearing it beyond this season, so I’m saying one season only. And even though he’s 3rd string quarterback, he ended up playing Friday night.

    Luckily, he didn’t catch his own throws, so I survived round one!

  3. Lee Laughlin
      · August 11th, 2013 at 8:42 pm · Link

    Woman you need to learn to THINK before you speak! *ahem* Pot calling kettle black. *Cough Cough*

  4. library addict
      · September 3rd, 2013 at 2:41 am · Link

    Saw the news that Tebow was cut from your team. Guess you don’t have to worry about the bet any longer :)

  5. Shannon
      · September 3rd, 2013 at 2:45 am · Link

    I am FREE!

    Somebody tried to suggest he if he gets picked up by another team, the bet could still be in effect because of the vagueness of the terms, but my guys know I would never, EVER, for any reason wear another team’s jersey, so it’s done.

    It’s a little bittersweet, though. I do think the kid had potential and got sidetracked by media hype and then that horror show with the Jets, and I’d hoped being with Belichick/McDaniels/Brady would help him get his career back on track.

    Sadly, he sucked.

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