In the tradition of opposing mayors/governors placing ridiculous "bets" on their cities' teams winning the World Series — "OK, if your team wins, we'll give you rising gentrification figures and eroding public schools; if ours does, we'd like some of your famous baked ham" — we have decided to accept a little wager of our own.
Over there at Gawker, editor Alex Balk, in addition to being a fan of the New Orleans Saints, is a huge Detroit Tigers backer. (The guys at Jalopnik are too.) And so Mr. Balk came to us with a bet: If his Tigers win the World Series, we have to do his job for a day: Writing Gawker posts. This is in addition to our regular job, which is writing Deadspin posts. And if the Cardinals win, same deal applies: He's gotta do his job, and do ours.