On Dec. 20, Mathis announced that he and Freeney accepted a challenge from Seahawk defensive ends Raheem Brock and Chris Clemons to see which duo would tally more sacks. This according to Mathis' Twitter:
Terms were later announced by Brock via this re-tweet:
And lest we think this is simply a bet to see which duo can afford a Porsche Carrera GT between them, Mathis recently announced that he hopes to win in order to spend the earnings on a shopping spree for kids:
Coincidentally (or perhaps not), Mathis had one of his best games of the season last Sunday against Oakland. Perhaps he should leverage wagers with non-Colt pass-rushers more often.
I supposed it is a bit of an implicit assumption on my part to assume "the kids" equates charity and not members of the duo's own families, but either way, it's a harmless bet that benefits children. It's a good showing by four good guys playing the game of football, one of whom gave eight seasons of hard work to Indianapolis before taking his talents to Seattle. It's a win-win competition.
[UPDATE:] Is this a form of bounty hunting or headhunting? That's the debate the comments seem to be fueling. What say you, Stampede Blue readers?