1.18.2012

NFC Championship Challenge


Time to put your running shoes where your mouth is...

Twitter friend @nycrunningmama and I decided to have some fun with this weekend's NFC Championship game. My being in San Francisco and her being in New York, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a friendly running wager on the game.

And it's not limited to just us... you can totally play along. Here are the rules:

Rules: If your team loses, you have to run the point differential in miles. Simple. For example, WHEN the 49ers beat the Giants 24-17, @nycrunningmama will have to run 7 miles.

Mile limit: In the occurrence that a the power goes out in Candlestick Park, AGAIN, and it turns into a blowout, we've capped the miles to 20 — meaning the most either of us would run is 20 miles. This works for us because we have a solid base and can log the distance. If this mileage is too high for you based on your current training, feel free to cap it at 10.

But @nycrunningmama and I are running freaks and we don't blink at 20 miles — or we are incredibly confident (read hopeful) in our teams that we think it will be a close game.

To be run by: I think within a week of the game sounds fair, but outstanding circumstances are understood.

Prove it: Tweet out a photo of your garmin in shame... LOL.

Feel free to play along. If you are rooting for an AFC team — Patriots vs. Ravens — same rules apply. You don't need to challenge an individual, just make an agreement with yourself to run the difference after you pick a team. If you could care less about stupid football, but are forced to watch the game, at least you'll have something to root for.

Oh ya, put your running shoes where your mouth is and let us know in the comments which team you are picking...



22 comments:

misszippy said...

I'm in! Ravens, baby!

Last week I bet Jamoosh of Last Mile Lounge when Ravens played Texans. Loser had to display the other team's logo for a week. He has complied nicely!

Jeff Rinker said...

San Francisco for the NFC
and New England for the AFC

Rob said...

All in! Go Big Blue!!!

Michele @nycrunningmama said...

Looking forward to this =) GO BIG BLUE!!!!!

Running_Hutch said...

It's gonna be a cage match but I'm betting on the 49ers! The stars in the NFL galaxy have aligned in their favor. Although, I don't think it'll be a high scoring game so you Giants fans probably wont have to do a full 20.

Gina said...

Ok so when the Giants win I don't have to run right?

MJP said...

I'll put my own twist on this since my Packers lost last weekend. The total points over/uder in Vegas for the 49ers-Giants game is ranging from 42-44.

My "bet" will be the total points scored is 38 and I'll run the difference!

Mandi Runs said...

Love it!!

It will make the game much more exciting!! I will go for my West Coast team SanFran baby!!

Melissa said...

Big Blue? Pfffttt...whatever! NINER NATION baby! I'm in!!!

Liz Weed said...

I'm in.. Since my own Manning hasn't produced this season I'm rooting for baby brother.

Denise said...

I am IN!! Not sure who I'll root for, but I know it won't be the Patriots!

LoreleiG said...

I'm in! Going with the 49ers!

Jacy said...

I'm in. Go Niners!!!

MsPump&Run said...

I'm in! Go Niners!

Kalie said...

im in Giants for NFC-
Patroiots for AFC!

If we don't have a garmin can we tweet you a picture of us running with a timer or something else? and have a family member or friend be a witness?

Christina said...

I'm in! The 49ers better make me proud and win!!

Pavement Runner said...

The Garmin photo isn't a requirement. But a photo would be fun! Honor system in place.

Karla said...

I'm in. Rooting for the 49ers.

Maria said...

This is an awesome idea. Too bad I don't care for either teams! Still going to run though :D

Joshua (@joshb416) said...

Great idea. I'm in for San Francisco.

Colleen said...

I am in for Giants woot woot :)

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