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Hi, my name is Todd and I'm a complete loser! (Linda this is for you my friend)

Last Wednesday, the last game before the NBA All-Star game, where Portland’s Brandon Roy did an awesome job and did Portland proud, I, Todd Clark, the biggest loser on the west coast, made a bet with Linda Scanlan that the Portland Trail Blazers would win… and well, I lost and now it is time to pay!

 I’ve loved the Blazers since I was a kid, and we were on a streak when I made the bet. But like all streaks it had to come to an end and I have to admit Dallas was the better team that night.

If Dallas won (which they did 96-76), I would have to write a post about how much better the Dallas Mavericks are, go out and buy a Dallas Mavericks shirt and then wear it around town all day long! But, if Portland won, then Linda would have to do the same in a Blazer shirt in her neck of the woods.

Well, here we go. As you can see I was a little embarrassed to have to wear the shirt around town, but I did it. Even my dad (my best friend) was embarrassed to be seen with me and wore a bag over his head during the photo shoot during half time of the Blazers vs Sacramento game tonight.

So here is to you Linda, your Dallas Mavericks are a better team than the Portland Trail Blazers, and I’m sorry you had to trade your best player for Jason Kidd, but this does give me a little hope in April. You team is superior to the Portland Trail Blazers in every way including having better looking fans than the Portland Trail Blazers. I, Todd Clark, should be so lucky to support such a team as the Dallas Mavericks and bow my head to the superior team and their fans.

There, my part of the bet is paid. Same bet for April’s game?

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Comment balloon 19 commentsRespect Realty LLC • February 20 2008 12:44AM


Aw Toddy:  I am so sorry for "your loss."  LOL.  I might suggest, though, that in your third picture above... that you order some paper bags with your new "Helping Families Home" logo on it.  You might as well get whatever mileage you can out of losing this bet.

Also... you might want to make your next bet on the Fabulous TCU Lady Frogs.  Here is a link to my post on them.

TCU Lady Frogs Beat New Mexico's Lady Lobos in OT !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 11 years ago

Nice bet, Todd.  I may have to use one of these photos of you to feature this post in the group next time around! 

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 11 years ago

I am impressed...... I dont know you yet but a man that keeps his word is always a great guy in my book! But what I want to know is how you designed your post with those neat boxes???

Posted by Susan Davis, Excellence Advocate about 11 years ago
HAHAHA - you're too funny, Todd! Did you go drown your sorrows in a nice slice of Cheesecake???? Congrats on your win, Linda!
Posted by Nancy Brenner, Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent (Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc.) about 11 years ago

Todd, I love it when you have to eat humble pie! LOL

You're too funny and a great sport at that!

Now....about April.... Those shirts come in different colors! LOL

Thanks for playing. It was just way too fun!


Posted by Anonymous about 11 years ago
Being from NM I am sad at the Lady Lobo's Funny bet!
Posted by Vanessa Stalets, REALTOR, Brentwood TN Homes, Real Estate (RE/MAX Elite) about 11 years ago
Todd:  This one is priceless!  I got a great laugh out of it and I think your dad had the right idea! Better luck to your team and to you next time.  Just tell Linda that payback can be heck.
Posted by Donna Yates, Blue Ridge Mountains (BHGRE - Metro Brokers) about 11 years ago
Todd - I just now got your email informing me about this one AFTER I commented on it last night.  I hope you have a great day, man.  Sorry for your shame -
Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 11 years ago

Todd - You are a good sport and just think you could have lost to someone insignificant but you lost to Linda Scanlan and she is a great lady.

Better luck next time. Being a Boston sports fan I know how it feels to be on the losing end but it is so much better when the home team wins.

Posted by Judy Tuscano, NH Real Estate Professional (Prudential Verani Realty) about 11 years ago
Todd - You are a funny chap amigo!  Sorry for your loss but I totally understand the mentality of a 'loser'...I've been living it for 31 long & grueling years:-)
Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) about 11 years ago
Very funny Todd.  But I didn't see that many people see you in the shirt?  Next time (if there is one)  you should be in a big crowd of people!  :-)
Posted by James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move (Real Living | At Home) about 11 years ago
Todd- Funny.....and I liked the comment that the shirt comes in different colors.....sounds like the bet is on again :)  And no fair hiding behind your hand all day LOL.......wear that shirt with PRIDE.....
Posted by Kathy McGraw, Riverside County CA Real Estate (CELLing Realty) about 11 years ago

Karen - Great idea (LOL) I'm not betting again for a couple months, this one hurt a little.

Jason - OH GOD, Great more pictures of me in the rain.

Susan - I will send you a link to the blog I found how to do it when I find it - PROMISE!

Nancy - YES I DID!

Linda - I won't need to find out what other colors they come in, because I plan to win and even if I don't I will wear the same shirt again, this was bad enough for a day!

Vanessa - I thought it would have been funnier had I won - lol

Donna - I think she is worried now that half her team has been traded away.

Jason - Don't worry about it I will recover, I think?

Judy - Your team has been amazing this year, you can wear your shirt around with pride! Linda is wonderful, it was sad to see her go.

Jason - I think you became a winner when you met Jennifer my friend!

James - There are a couple of me standing in the mall, but you couldn't tell what the shirt said in the picture.

Kathy - Wearing with pride was not part of the bet!

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) about 11 years ago
Todd~That is hysterical! I'm sorry, but it is. We now know what kind of person you really are, a person who definitely holds up to his end of the deal. I know this was hard for you, but good for you for following through. Linda's laughing!
Posted by Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~ (Agent Referral) about 11 years ago

Julie, as you can see she commented, I'm just hoping in April I don't have to do it again!


Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) about 11 years ago
I am glad to see you took it like a man...what were you thinking betting against Dallas???
Posted by Elaine A. Cook, Bellingham Real Estate (Connect about 11 years ago

Elaine - Hey, we were on a roll when I made the bet, we were the hottest team in the NBA! Then a couple injuries later and I have a loss to Dallas.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) about 11 years ago




Posted by KEVIN DOLAN almost 11 years ago

Kevin, I was just glad I didn't lose the double or nothing bet with Linda.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 10 years ago

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