Why would a San Jose Sharks fan ever make a Stanley Cup Playoffs wager? Unless, like, it’s against the San Jose Sharks?
Alas, two Sharks fans decided to take a foolhardy bet that San Jose would defeat the defending champion Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference semifinals. Well, to quote Noomi Rapace in another heavily hyped, aesthetically pleasing disappointment: “They aren't what we thought they were. I was wrong. We were so wrong.”
PD reader Brian Beltz of High Rank Websites, Inc., a.k.a. the Sharks fan on the right, explains:
A couple of the guys in my office made a bet on the Sharks Kings series. The results are pretty funny and I thought you guys would get a kick out of it. Our office is pretty casual, we ended up documenting the whole process in – and I use the term loosely – a photo shoot.
The other guy is my co-worker, Brian Debelle. We work on the same team and felt confident in the Sharks prospects after they swept Vancouver. The bet was who ever lost had to get the Kings/Sharks Tattoo and share it on all of their social media (Debelle is a cowboy/manly man, so he was particularly shameful). His parents are not proud.
While there would be nothing better than to see these gentleman forever linked by their ‘half-a-Kings-crest’ on their lower backs, the tattoos are just temporary. Their humbling embarrassment? Captured forever.
So, in summary: Stop making playoff bets, Sharks fans. You’re either going to end up with a temporary Kings back tattoo shared across the Internet or in a bunny suit dancing at Staples Center.