A Friendly Wager with My Friend Larry Sullivan

As the founder of a local search company I’ve gotten to know a broad variety of people and experts in the space over the past couple years. From experts like Greg Sterling to fellow entrepreneurs and insiders like Andrew Shotland, I’ve built a network that I can tap for perspective, knowledge, and in many cases, for friendship. I’ve always said how different and cool it is to be a part of such a great community of people. One gentleman I’ve had the good fortune of getting to know quite well over the past year or so is a well respected local search blogger named Larry Sullivan. He’s in Georgia, but like me, his roots are in NY. We get along well and recently our relationship took a sharp turn down a bumpy road – we started talking about sports – at length – about basketball (Celtics and Knicks) and about football (Pats and Giants). Thankfully, he’s a Mets fan and we can have a conversation about baseball. (Yankees fans don’t have dialogues about baseball, they have monologues, right Rich?) So Larry antogonized me enough through Facebook the other day that I agreed to place a friendly wager with him on the outcome of the Superbowl.

So Larry posted on his blog last night about our wager, but I’m going one step further. Larry stated that the Giants will win – of course he’d say that. He’s just happy to be rooting for a team that’s actually in the postseason. Being a Bostonian now, I’m getting kinda used to winning but this is all very new to Larry.

The wager is as follows: When Larry loses, he has to allow me to post something on his blog about either the Superbowl, or about local search. And in the strange and rare possibility that I lose the bet, I have to allow Larry to do the same on my blog. I can’t imagine having my blog polluted in such a way, but that’s the price of losing a bet I suppose. I look forward to talking about the Patriots, at great length, on Larry’s blog, early next week. Maybe I’ll start drafting it now.

For the record, let it be known now that the 18-0 New England Patriots will be 19-0 Sunday night, and will prove once and for all that they are, in fact, the best team in the history of the NFL.

Go Pats!