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21 November 2014

I Bet You.... Week 12 NFL Matchup Free Printable + Black (out) Friday Drinking Game

If you've been following along, you will know that my mascot picks sucked. Using actual sports knowledge to make picks sucked. So basically I've come to the conclusion that successfully betting on sports is just nothing but stupid blind luck. So naturally I'm excited to do it again this week and I'm hoping you guys will join me. 

:::Week 12 Matchups::: 

Download FREE week 12 printable betting sheet HERE (sized for 8.5 x 11)

Chalupa Batman and I bet on sports all the time. It makes games that you might not have had a vested interest in, so much more fun to watch. Our wagers are never monetary, so if you want to do this with your man too, you gotta put your thinking cap on and get creative. 

(I feel like I need to periodically explain who Chalupa Batman is and why I call him that so if you are constantly confused when I say "CB" go here.) 

For the record, my proudest bet won to date was when CB had to wear a Tennessee shirt to the Oklahoma vs Tennessee football game back in September. Just take a look at how good he looked that day rooting for Tennessee rather than that other team that likes to call themselves UT too. 

Shirt can be found here

So yeah, betting with your boyfriend is fun. This week, we placed bets on week 12, minus last night's game.
The Terms

If I win... he has to take me on a Christmas light adventure. Said adventure can include one location with a bunch of lights and a picnic. Or it can include a night in the car with hot chocolates and many different stops at houses or venues with pretty twinkling lights that will dazzle my eyeballs. #sobasic #dontcarethough

If CB wins... I have to go fly fishing and camping in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. In the winter. In the cold. 

For those wondering, I'm not an outdoorsy kind of girl. Let's not get sporty and outdoorsy mixed up here. I'm like that Pinterest quote you've probably seen...
So I would prefer to go ahead and win this. And so we are clear, here are our picks for Week 12. 

Tweet at me if you decide to give the betting thing a try this week. I really want to know what your wagers are, so that I can potentially steal them for my own personal use on future bets with CB! 

Before I sign off for the day, I've got my girl Shane from Whispering Sweet Nothings here with a Black (out) Friday drinking game. I'll admit it, I've never been much of a black Friday participant. But heck, with this drinking game in tow, I might just be game for a boozy 5am stroll around Target!

It seems counter intuitive how we spend Thanksgiving gathered around loved ones to talk about all the things we are thankful for, only for all the gratitude and pleasantries to fly out the window 12 hours later to make way for some crazed day of shopping.

My advice for you? Instead of going to an insanely crowded mall at 5am sober, it’s so much better to do so with a little buzz to make fun of the crazies. Bonus: You’ll end up saving $$!

Feel free to start this game promptly at 6pm on Thanksgiving, as we all know that’s when the games begin these days.

Supplies: Some type of seasonal beer or better yet, Rumple Minze or Fireball if you’re feeling festive.

Number of Players: In the spirit of the holidays, the more the merrier!

Objective: Drink so much you forget all the calories you ate today.

The Rules:

Take a shot every time:

1. You enter a store
2. You catch a shopper with a red Starbucks cup attempting to caffeinate
3. You see a man begrudgingly carrying his S/O’s purse

Shotgun a beer every time:

1. Two women fight over the last item on a shelf.
2. You spot a screaming child left alone in a cart.
3. And another when the parents return and scream back at the kid like it’s their fault they are terrible parents.
4. You overhear someone in line bragging about how early they woke up this morning.
5. You witness a brawl in the parking lot.

Chug an entire bottle of wine every time:

1. Your mother-in-law calls you to come home and join the family

Game Over: You’re too sloshed to be seen shopping anymore, so head back to your family. Or on Cyber Monday, whichever comes last.


Keep some love in your heart, folks. It’ll remain long after
the sales have ended.

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  1. Betting does make games a lot more fun! That's why I play fantasy football too, otherwise I wouldn't pay much attention to random Thursday night games. Ps- that Black Friday drinking game is genius.

  2. I love the Black Friday drinking game. I also love the stakes you have for betting on the games, I'm such a jinx that I always make sure whatever I have to do if I lose is something I want to do...

  3. Haha I like CB as a stick figure. Especially with that shirt. ;) And good luck with your bet! I guess it's a good thing Thursday night wasn't part of it (because really - the Raiders?!).

  4. I appreciate your Seattle support. We could really use it. :)

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  6. excuse me but. if y'all go camping in broken bow i fully intend to be invited. michael has gone dozens of times and occasionally i tag along too. it's really really pretty. Believe me!

  7. I'm a little worried for you. You picked Atlanta and the Saints, which probably isn't the best to go with. I love me some Matt Ryan and Drew Brees (Boiler up!) but they are having awful seasons. I know Atlanta is winning the division, but they also have a losing record. I mean, how sad is that? I really hope I'm wrong, because I would LOVE to go see sparkly Christmas lights too!

  8. Right on for both of you picking San Francisco. My boys are definitely going to win.

  9. haha good luck!!! BUT if you do lose, Broken Bow is so gorgeous!!!!

  10. I like this and may just have to gather from betting idea right here at my desk before I text Brian this brilliant idea. Excepttttt.. we played each other in Fantasy Football and he didn't want to make bets AND THEN I kicked his ass. Of course.

  11. I love the idea of betting on things like that instead of money!

  12. I've gotta go with Miami over Denver and Arizona over Seattle, so I think y'all are both wrong on those picks. If Tony Romo and the boys lose to the terrible Giants, I'm definitely going to lose it and the neighbors may call the cops because of all the yelling.

  13. My husband and I bet on the games every Sunday, like actually bet money. In France you can just go to a cafe and pick any sport and bet on the games. It's not a huge payout even if you do win, but it makes for very interesting Sundays! :)

  14. I am really keeping fingers crossed that you win, not a girl thing just noone should have to go 1) fishing nor 2) in the cold LOL.

  15. I love this idea, thanks for sharing! I unfortunately don't have any built-in competition (living the single life) but I am a sports-maniac and am always looking for a fun challenge. I'm challenging myself to get over 80% of the games picked correct.

  16. Hi, what is that gorgeous cursive font used in the post? I need it!

    - Joanna

  17. We always bet on the country music awards shows...winner buys ice cream. Aka: Everyone wins. :)


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