Giants, Mariners make Twitter wager over NFC Championship Game
JAN 17, 2014 8:15p ET
The stakes for Sunday's NFC Championship Game have officially escalated to unprecedented proportions.
San Francisco and Seattle's baseball teams -- absent a rivalry on the diamond thanks to the Draconian practice of separate leagues -- have decided to stir the pot by engaging each other on Twitter.
The Giants and Mariners' official accounts went at it Friday, with a couple quick back-and-forth jabs ending in a saucy wager that is sure to excite children and probably a few other people too.
The Giants then let loose a total zinger:
After a period of mysterious silence from the Mariners, the Giants decided to suggest a bet:
The Mariners accepted the challenge and dragged poor Giants mascot Lou Seal -- who has already had a really trying year -- into the mix:
The Giants fired back with the same "your mascot does thing that our star player is known for" principle:
And voila. We have ourselves the tamest bet in the history of the Internet. You can watch the game Sunday on FOX, starting at 6 p.m. ET, to see who pulls out this thriller.