Be careful what you bet on, or you'll have to put your money where your tweet is.
Twitter user @SquareKnight made a boldly hyperbolic wager with the world before Saturday's matchup between the St. Louis Rams and the Cleveland Browns.
Sam, the NFL's first out gay player, has been competing for a roster spot on the St. Louis Rams since he was drafted in the seventh round. Saturday night he brought his A-game, sacking Manziel twice: once with just under eleven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and again on the final play of the game. With Manziel, a.k.a. Johnny "Football," on the ground, Sam celebrated by imitating Manziel's "money" sign.
Rams vs Browns tonight. If Michael Sam sacks Johnny Football & gives the money sign, drinks are on me. For everyone in the world. Forever.— FISHER KING (@SquareKnight) August 23, 2014
"If you're going to sack Johnny, you've got to do [the money sign] once," Sam told ESPN. Sam also sacked Manziel when Sam was a junior and a senior at the University of Missouri.
Declaring bankruptcy in 3..2..1...— FISHER KING (@SquareKnight) August 24, 2014
@SquareKnight started backing away from his bet (and from angry Sam fans on Twitter who thought the bet was disrespectful of the rookie) and began wondering publicly how he could get out of buying drinks for the entire world like an alcoholic Coca-Cola commercial.
Today I messed up by promising mankind free booze for all eternity.— FISHER KING (@SquareKnight) August 24, 2014
It was fun hoping Michael Sam would sack Johnny Football and I expect some ribbing but some of you all are hateful and taking it too far.— FISHER KING (@SquareKnight) August 24, 2014
That's when Sam stepped in with a suggestion of his own:
Anyone know Sam's fave charity? So pumped he sacked JFF. If I can't perpetually intoxicate society, I can contribute to its betterment.— FISHER KING (@SquareKnight) August 24, 2014
.@MichaelSamNFL: Consider it done. Great play, btw. Give 'em all Hell in the NFL! You're a class act. God bless, brother.— FISHER KING (@SquareKnight) August 24, 2014
And since this guy seems to be able to predict football future:
Proud to have made a donation to the STL Boys & Girls Club in honor of Sam's great play. I'm a product of a Boys & Girls Club too.— FISHER KING (@SquareKnight) August 25, 2014
Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.
Since my frivolous bets influence human events ... if the Jets win the Super Bowl, free puppies and ice cream for every kid in America.— FISHER KING (@SquareKnight) August 24, 2014