The absolutely priceless photo above comes via Outkick the Coverage, who got the tip from a reader on an ever-escalating yearly bet between two friends from the rival schools.
“Two of my friends have been making Iron Bowl bets since college, so for over 10 years now. The bets began innocently such as singing the other teams fight song, buying the other guys drinks all night and have slowly progressed. They are now getting to a dangerous level. In 2006 the bet was shaved heads, that’s when we found out one friend was bald because his hair never grew back. They each have tattoos of the other teams colors. Since this year’s Iron Bowl was boring with not much on the line (sarcasm font), they made a bet to attempt to keep everyone’s interest in the game and bet belly button rings.
The first thing I thought after seeing this was, “There’s no way that’s the worst bet that took place for the Iron Bowl this year.” It might be the worst bet we know about, but the worst bet that happened? No way. People from Alabama are sick bastards when it comes to this stuff. Somewhere, in some trailer, a redneck gave up the rights to naming his first born son. Somewhere else, in a more dilapidated trailer, a man with a redder neck still gave up the right to father his first born child, instead now being forced to raise the spawn of his wife and the Auburn fan living in a van a few parking spaces down.
If you ask me, this guy got off easy with a belly button ring, but considering that the bet apparently takes place every year, it’s only a matter of time before they have to start putting up genetic real estate. Here are some other possible outcomes of future bets I could think of off the top of my head:
– Loser is the winner’s butler for a year.
– Loser gets breast implants.
– Loser lives with the nearest Amish community for a year.
– Loser has to clearly wear makeup when he goes out, and fight anyone who accuses him of wearing makeup.
– Loser has to penetrate a wild bear, or die trying.
– Loser quits his current job, becomes a fire dancer, and insists to his family that he’s following his passion despite any threats of divorce or disowning.
[via Outkick the Coverage]