Rangers' Joe Nathan Forced to Wear Cowboys' Tony Romo Uniform After Losing Bet

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 12, 2012

Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports
Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports

Joe Nathan was forced to wear a Tony Romo Cowboys jersey, all because he chose to be a good sport and make good on a friendly wager. 

The Texas Rangers pitcher fancies himself something of a New York Giants fan, and he decided to bet fellow reliever Mike Adams that his beloved team would beat the Dallas Cowboys on the NFL's opening night, via Yahoo Sports

Recent history tells us that the Cowboys were led by Tony Romo to a 24-17 victory, meaning Nathan had to wear a complete Cowboys jersey featuring the name of the Dallas QB on his back. 

Here is what being a good sport looks like:

Yeah, kind of awful.  

Per the bet, Nathan was forced to wear a full uniform, meaning helmet, pads and other regalia all through batting practice Tuesday night. 

He was also forced to wear this while signing autographs for five minutes. Nathan sounded off on the addition of an autograph session, stating, "I regret that I added that. It feels just like I thought it would — absolutely terrible."

We have to bring up Aaron Rodgers and his decision not to make good on wearing a 49ers jersey after losing a recent bet to Boyz II Men. 

Athletes, this is how you meet the demands of losing a ridiculous bet. The fans get a treat, and the clubhouse gets a great deal to laugh about.

This goes double for Adams, who was absolutely giddy about it all:

This is probably the best bet I've ever won in my entire life. This is up there...The first thing he (Nathan) told me was, 'I saw that crappy helmet in your locker and I'm a Giants fan, so we should have some good bets going on. 

As you can see, one Giants loss resonates across the nation, causing one man to suffer horrible humiliation during batting practice in Arlington. 

The horror. 


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