So what happens when a bunch of social-media-savvy basketball fans decide to place a friendly wager on the NBA Finals?
First, Twitter was used to solicit participants and to talk ‘smack’:
Then, the wager was documented in a post on Aaron Strout’s Big Papelbon blog:
And finally, the loser pays off in a social media manner which is probably more painful than paying out of cold, hard cash.
With that, here are the new avatars from the Celtics fans who ended up on the losing side of the wager (and documented in my blog too of course). Please feel free to let Aaron, Adam, Kyle, and Jim that you love their new temporarary Twitter avatars. And Jamie, when are we going to see your new avatar?
This settles the score for me, since I was on the losing side of 2 wagers in 2007/2008 when the Red Sox defeated the Angels in the 2007 American League Divisional Playoffs and the Celtics defeated the Lakers in the 2008 NBA Finals. So, I am definitely savoring this sweet victory. And thanks to my fellow Laker Fans in this wager – Liz, Jason and Bennett – where should we celebrate our victory?
June 21, 2010 Update – Jamie ‘finally’ updated his avatar over the weekend and is begging to be added to the Humiliation Wall of Shame. And just in time for the Lakers Victory Parade in downtown LA this morning too!