For years and years I’ve had a standing bet with a buddy of mine that the Bengals wouldn’t win 8 games. I was a Bengals fan, but I could still see them for what they are, despite all the hype. For the most part that’s been a very profitable bet for me. 2005 not withstanding and which by all accounts appears to be a fluke.
This year however I made a different bet with another buddy, a die hard Bengals fan.
When the Bengals jumped out of the gate with thier awesome 0 – 2 start, I bet a buddy they wouldn’t win 5 games.
Specifically the bet was:
[09/17/2008 11:24:49 AM] Matt Disher: Yes, if they win 5 or more of the remaining 14 (end up with a record of 5-11 or better), then dinner at All-You-Can-Eat-Meat is on me. (Wine not included)… 4-12 or worse and it’s on you.
What’s the Bengals record? 4-11-1
That’s equivalent to 4.5 games.
Which as my buddy points out is Not 5-11 or better, but is also not 4-12 or worse.
So it’s a tweener, and the bet is therefore nullified.
Again, thanks Bengals.