Make A Stupid Bet, Do Stupid Shit
We’ve all made stupid bets.
Usually it’s because of that sonofabitch called pride, which needles you in your side just as soon as you’re forced to defend your home turf. A wise man once told me never to bet with your heart unless it’s a lead-pipe cinch.
More often than not, you’re going to end up doing something stupid when you lose.
Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl made a stupid bet and this week he got to do some stupid shit. Ravenstahl’s stupid bet was to pick against the Green Bay Packers in [intlink id="1425" type="category"]Super Bowl XLV[/intlink].
Pride needled him.
Green Bay mayor Jim Schmitt collected on Tuesday, when Ravenstahl flew a Packers flag outside Pittsburgh’s City-County building, wore a Packers Super Bowl champions shirt, and shoveled the walkway of St. Rosalia Parish, the church [intlink id="67" type="category"]Mike McCarthy[/intlink]‘s parents attend.
I think this is probably Schmitt’s crowning achievement as mayor of [intlink id="63" type="category"]Green Bay[/intlink].
I kid, of course.
Ravenstahl was a good sport about it, but I wonder how his pride feels today.