Wagering on TidalBall is highly encouraged. However, betting money isn't. Besides shame and laughter are much more valuable than cash. Make up your own terms for a good TidalBall bet, or look below for some humiliating inspiration. And remember to film it, then share it with us. TidalBall has no shame, neither should you.
LOST BET // THE GROWN A$$ MAN SEAGULL WALK
TidalBall phenom CVA can't win every beach game, and pays the price with his dignity. Mucho respect for committing to the bet. It's like his body got possessed by Mick Jagger.
LOST BET // THE BEER DUEL
TidalBall disciple Lee and Tommy aka "The Keg Body" lose a royal match to Willy J aka "Le Petite Prince." Their punishment, a beer duel. Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr would approve.
LOST BET // THE CRAB WALK OF SHAME
This beach bet brings it back to second grade gym class. The Crab Walk offers many different types of shame. One, it collects all your belly fat in an unflattering place. Two, it's way more difficult than you remember, so confidence quickly turns to a slow, club footed, lap of sadness. Three, afterwards you realize your core is dreadfully out of shape, and start actually considering Pilates classes. And that's just a depressing place for a guy. All in all, still hilarious.
LOST BET // THE SNAKE CRAWL
Look at this belly scratcher of a lost beach bet. Be wary of this one folks, it degrades you to the lowliest of biblical creatures, the snake. Insult to humiliation, he gets heckled by a wee lass.
LOST BET // THE SANDY DOG
Good grief, this is a most punishing TidalBall bet. We recommend the Sandy Dog after a best of 5 series. For such an easy going beach game, this almost breaks character. Except that it's too awesome. One of our new favorites.
LOST BET // THE OLD MAN SOMERSAULT
It seems easy at first, then you remember it's been 13 years since your last dosey do. Folks, this one ain't pretty, and being a ginger is no excuse. It's 30 seconds of Orange Julius flipping grandpa grunting pastiness. We're almost sorry to post it, but not really.
LOST BET // THE TIDAL CHUG
If you think about it, betting the loser of a TidalBall match to drink isn't really a punishment. Forcing them to chug while inch wide balls rest ever so gently on their lips, well, that gives them something to ponder.
LOST BET // TERRIBLE MOVIE REVIEWS
Greg loses to Tommy and must watch all six Fast & Furious movies and post a review of each in one week (one terrifically horrible movie per day).
The Back Story - as seen on www.Facebook.com/TidalBallgame
TidalBall bets are the real deal and I, Greg Merritt, will be making good on mine this fine work week. I’m not sure what’s more embarrassing- losing three straight games to Tommy Reilly in front of a large audience of beach goers; or previously admitting that I have not ever seen any of the six Fast & the Furious movies… Apparently that’s about as un-American as you can get; which is the polar opposite of everything TidalBall stands for. That’s why I’m happy to take my medicine and start Monday off with The Fast and the Furious (1) from 2001 that scored a 53% on the Rottentomatoes meter. After a long workday on Tuesday, I’ll take in the delightful sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious which scored a 36%. This will continue throughout the week until I get through all of them and close it out by watching Fast & Furious 6 in 3D IMAX with my brother on Sunday, June 9th. This will not be easy, but lesson learned- do not lose at TidalBall.