Paying up.

At the beginning of the NFL season, Michaelyn and I made a bet.  I, knowing full well that Mark Sanchez sucked, bet that in at least one game this year Tim Tebow would be made the starter – not because of injury, but because they decided to bench Sanchez.  Michaelyn said Tebow would never start.

I was right on almost everything.  Sanchez sucked, the Jets decided to bench him…but then they leapfrogged past Tebow to their third stringer.  So even though I was right on everything circumstantial, Michaelyn still technically won the bet.

So I’m about to pay my penance by taking her out to a fancy dinner.  I’m even wearing a button up shirt and she almost got me to part my hair.  Fortunately, I have standards.

The place we’re going to is called Genovese.  With a name like that, it’s pretty much announcing that I won’t fit in there.  Fortunately, Michaelyn’s fancy enough for the two of us.  :)

Update and pics from #AACon15. MST3K cast members were at my talk.
You guys are wonderful.
PERSONAL: Mid day lab pics from the wife.
It's funny how ambitions change over time.
About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Karen

    Enjoy.

  • R. Johnston

    You should have consulted a Jets fan before making your bet. McElroy was always more likely to get the start if Sanchez was benched for ineffectiveness. Tebow might have been the better bet to win a game or two if Sanchez was injured, but Sanchez being benched meant the season was lost and it was time to evaluate for the future. Tebow had already proven that he’s simply not an NFL starting caliber quarterback and McElroy is an untested QB with the upside potential of being a lesser but still good version of the underrated Chad Pennington.


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