As many of you know, UFC heavyweight title contender Shane Carwin was a two-sport standout at Western State College in Colorado, winning a Division II national championship in wrestling, and becoming a two-time All-American in football for the Mountaineers, while also earning a degree in Environmental Technology and becoming a two-time Academic All-American as well. Big deal, right?
What you may not have known is that Cage Potato co-editor Ben Fowlkes got his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana, where he got, you know, mostly A’s, and was also captain of the writing program’s co-ed intramural softball team.
So why do you care? Because this Saturday our two alma maters will face one another on the gridiron, and we decided to make a friendly wager on the game, via Twitter (Mayhem was right, it really does kick ass). Here are the stakes:
Because this Saturday our two alma maters will face one another on the gridiron, and we decided to make a friendly wager on the game, via Twitter (Mayhem was right, it really does kick ass). Here are the stakes:
If Montana wins, Carwin has agreed to do an exclusive interview with us, wherein we will probably gloat about our victory and ask him some questions sent in by you, our readers. If Western wins, we have to do a post entitled “10 Ways Shane Carwin is Better Than Us.” Since we’d be hard-pressed to think of ten ways that anybody is better than us, you see what’s at stake here.
Personally, I feel pretty good about our chances. The Griz are a perennial Division I-AA powerhouse that went 14-2 last year before losing in the national championship game. Western is coming off a season-opening loss to Fort Hays State (is that even a real school?), and they’ll be playing on the road in Missoula, where Montana hasn’t lost a regular season game since 2005.
In other words, be on the lookout for that exclusive Shane Carwin interview some time soon. Go Griz.