Registry of Wagers

Following is the registry of wagers on outcomes for the 2012 season that members of the Water Cooler Sports Network have made amongst each other, arranged in chronological order of submission.

There are gambling men among us, brave souls who are willing to lay their team loyalties on the line for the sake of eternal glory.

If you have a wager with another member that you would like registered, email the details to , and we will publish it as soon as possible. After the outcome of the wager has been decided, be sure to let us know so that we can give the winner his proper glory and heap undying shame upon the loser.

JWoude 23 vs. LacWrestler

Posted: October 21, 2012

Terms

jwoude23 wins if

  • the Chicago Bears win 11 or more games in the 2012-2013 NFL regular season.

LacWrestler wins if

  • the Chicago Bears win 10 or fewer games in the 2012-2013 NFL regular season.

Consequences of losing

The winner shall pick the loser’s Water Cooler Sports Network screen name and avatar for a period one week following the point at which the outcome of the bet is determined (when Chicago reaches 11 wins or 6 losses). The avatar shall not be pornographic in nature. Any disputes pertaining to the appropriateness of the avatar chosen shall be determined by a vote of the site moderators, excluding anyone participating in the bet.

Stipulations

If jwoude23 also loses his bet with thedalaislama, the consequences for losing his bet with LacWrestler will be postponed one week.

jwoude23 vs. RodgersBraunBromance

Posted: October 20, 2012

Terms

jwoude23 wins if

  • the Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football (October 22, 2012) and
  • quarterback Jay Cutler doesn’t cry on that date.

RodgersBraunBromance wins if

  • the Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football or
  • Jay Cutler cries at any time on the day of the game.

Consequences of losing

The winner picks the loser’s screen name and avatar on the Water Cooler Sports Network for a period of one week. Avatar cannot be pornographic in nature.

Stipulations

None.

Reesypieces vs. aciddragon

Posted: September 17, 2012

Terms

Reesypieces wins if

  • Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers wins the National League MVP award.

aciddragon wins if

  • Ryan Braun fails to win the National League MVP award.

Consequences of losing

  • If Ryan Braun wins the award: Reesypieces must change her Water Cooler Sports Network screen name to Ryan Brau and Yach Greinke are the best of all time for a period of one week.
  • If Ryan Braun fails to win the award: Reesypieces must change her Water Cooler Sports Network screen name to Ryan Braun is a cheater and Yach Greinke looks like Lurch for a period of one week.

Stipulations

None.

JVince11 vs. MIBearFan

Posted: September 11, 2012

Terms

MIBearFan wins if

  • the Notre Dame defense holds Michigan State running back La’Veon Bell to fewer than 100 yards rushing on September 15, 2012.

JVince11 wins if

  • the Notre Dame defense fails to hold Michigan State running back La’Veon Bell to fewer than 100 yards rushing on September 15, 2012.

Consequences of losing

The winner picks the loser’s Water Cooler Sports Network avatar and screen name for a period of one week. Screen name and avatar must pertain to the game played and the teams involved.

Stipulations

None.

JVince 11 vs. Gabes22

Posted: August 30, 2012

Terms

JVince 11 wins if:

  • the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Panthers defeat or lose by fewer than 14 points to the University of Wisconsin Badgers on September 1, 2012, at Camp Randall Stadium.

Gabes22 wins if:

  • the UNI Panthers lose by more than 14 points to the UW Badgers.

Consequences of losing

The winner picks the loser’s avatar and screen name on the Water Cooler Sports Network for a period of one week. Both avatar and screen name must be related to the teams competing in the game.

Stipulations

  • If UNI loses by exactly 14 points, the result will be a push.

jwoude23 vs. the dalai slama

Posted: August 20, 2012

Terms

the dalai slama wins if:

  • before the last Chicago Bears game of the 2012-2013 NFL season (including playoffs, if applicable), quarterback Jay Cutler cries in public — on field, while talking to the media, or otherwise on camera — for any reason other than the birth of his child or a painful injury. Crying shall be defined as any tears escaping the eyes, the wiping away of tears with his fingers, or averting the face following the welling up of tears in the eyes.

Jwoude23 wins if:

  • the above fails to happen.

Consequences of losing

The winner picks the loser’s avatar and screen name on the Water Cooler Sports Network for one week.

Stipulations

  • The avatar shall not be pornographic in nature.
  • Any disputes pertaining to the appropriateness of the avatar chosen shall be determined by a vote of the site moderators, excluding anyone participating in the bet.

Gabes22 vs. adambballn

Posted: August 6, 2012

Terms

Gabes22 wins if

  • the Green Bay Packers win their Week 2 match against the Chicago Bears.

adambballn wins if

  • the Chicago Bears win their Week 2 match against the Green Bay Packers.

Consequences of losing

  • If Green Bay wins the game: adambballn must change his Water Cooler Sports Network avatar to an image of former Packers defensive end Charles Martin standing over former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahan for the duration of one (1) week.
  • If Chicago wins the game: Gabes22 must change his Water Cooler Sports Network avatar to an image of former Bears head coach Mike Ditka “flipping the bird” for the duration of one (1) week.

Stipulations

None. Bet is irrevocable.

Do not make a wager unless you have the fortitude and honor to face the public sting of defeat.

MIBearsFan vs. Preparation_A

Posted: July 20, 2012

Terms

MIBearFan wins if

  • the Chicago Bears win the NFC North division for the 2012-2013 NFL season.

Preparation_A wins if

  • the Green Bay Packers win the NFC North division for the 2012-2013 NFL season.

Consequences of losing

  • If Chicago wins the division: MIBearFan will choose a screen name and avatar that Preparation_A must use on the Water Cooler Sports Network to be maintained as such from the day the divisional championship is clinched by the Bears until the first kickoff of any 2013 regular season game in which an NFC North team plays.
  • If Green Bay wins the division: Preparation_A will choose a screen name and avatar that MIBearFan must use on the Water Cooler Sports Network to be maintained as such from the day the division championship is clinched by the Packers until the first kickoff of any 2013 regular season game in which an NFC North team plays.

Stipulations

Bet is nullified if

  • Either the Detroit Lions or the Minnesota Vikings win the NFC North division.
  • The losing team advances to the Super Bowl via wildcard playoff berth, (à la the Packers in 2010), in which the loser of the original bet is released of his obligation to maintain the new avatar and user name.

jwoude23 vs. Gabes22

Posted: July 13, 2012

Terms

Jwoude23 wins if

  • the Chicago Bears score 381 or more total points (offense, defense, and special teams) in 16 games of the 2012-2013 NFL season.

Gabes22 wins if

  • the Chicago Bears score 380 or fewer points in 16 games of 2012-2013 NFL season.

Consequences of losing

  • Loser must write an article for Water Cooler Sports detailing exactly how and why he was wrong; to wit:
  • If Chicago surpasses 380 points: Gabes22 details exactly how Chicago’s offense improved from 2011 to 2012
  • If Chicago fails to surpass 380 points: jwoude23 details exactly how Chicago’s offense did not improve from 2011 to 2012
  • The article shall open with the following verbiage:
    This article is the result of a bet with (jwoude23/Gabes22) regarding whether Chicago’s offensive output would improve from 2011 to 2012. I argued it (would/would not), and I was clearly wrong. Now I am going to explain exactly why I was wrong.

Stipulations

Bet is nullified if

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte holds out more than two (2) weeks of Chicago Bears training camp.
  • Any of the following Chicago Bears players — running back Matt Forte, wide receiver Brandon Marshall, or quarterback Jay Cutler – begins the regular season on the injured reserve (IR) or physically unable to perform (PUP) lists.