Thursday, January 04, 2007

10...11...12...



It's almost becoming routine.

7 comments:

vwz said...

again, we have to suffer through Joel's Texas-centric posts about his Mavericks...

Izzy, Dallas's regular season win streak means very little. There is only one team in the League who I believe is capable of beating the Rockets in the 7 game series - the Phoenix Suns.

Head Dude said...

Weitao, given your confidence, how about you put your money where your mouth is? I'll bet you $1,000 (that's right, $1,000) that the Mavericks will advance further than Houston, and I'll even be willing to cancel the bet if your feared Suns play Houston in the first round?

vwz said...

I'll take that bet, with the added proviso of Yao & Tracy being healthy for the playoffs (I'll give you the health kicker on Howard & Nowitzki), but let's vary it somewhat... instead of money exchanging hands between corporate lawyers, why don't we say the loser has to donate the $1,000 to the 501c3 charity of the winner's choice??

vwz said...

Or, in lieu of a 501c3 charity, the winner can also suggest a donation to the blue Presidential candidate of his choice.

vwz said...

Also, I need the cancellation option if the Suns play the Rockets in any round, not just the first round

Head Dude said...

My response as follows:

1) Regarding "healthy," it can ONLY be defined as playing any minutes in Game 1 of the first round. From there, all bets are off. In another words, if Yao plays 1 minute in Game 1 of the first round, he's deemed healthy regardless of whether he does not play the rest of the playoffs. If he gets hurt in game 3, that's his own damn fault.

2) I'm willing to give you the cancellation on the Suns for the first AND second round (if they play in the conf finals, obviously you win), but in return, if the Mavs and Rockets are eliminated in the same round (first or second), I get to cancel the bet.

3) Regarding funds, I propose $500 given to the winner, and $500 given to the said candidate of choice (presumably B. Obama).

Head Dude said...

I do like how you specified "blue" candidate -- otherwise I might force you to donate to Sam Brownback or Mitt Romney so you'll be on the Christian Coalition mailing list the rest of your life.