Yahoo- This is exactly what rappers Lil Wayne and Birdman did (back when they liked one another and weren't suing each other), according to T-Pain. During T-Pain's Twitch session Wednesday, he told a story about how the duo would bet insane amounts of money on games they didn't even play.
"They would bet $10,000 a game on Madden and they would just let the computer play each other. They would bet that a team they pick would beat the team that the other guy picked. They didn’t play the game, they just let the computer play each other. And they would bet $10,000 on the game,” T-Pain said. “And I thought that was the most ballin’ s— I’d ever seen.”
While he admired their willingness to blow money, T-Pain said he wasn't about that life.
“I never got in on the bets because, you know, I’m not an idiot,” he said.
Back when I was in college I had two roommates (okay fine, one roommate and one friendly freeloader/guy on the couch) that had very little interest in hockey. Yet, when they would come home after a long night of drinking they would fire up the NHL video game and instead of counting the score they would play 'shot per hit'. Essentially if you laid someone's player out they had to take a sip of whatever bargain basement booze that was lurking in the freezer at that particularly time. What it devolved into was two inebriated buffoons partaking in the most unwatchable virtual reality sporting event of all time.
That's why I love this decision to bet on computer simulated games. I imagine Lil' Wayne - who can't remember what he ate for his last meal at any given time - and Birdman - who apparently only knows 10 words now (if you consider 'respek' a word) - to be just as fucked up, at all times, as my two piss drunk pals were as they were guzzling Everclear until their eyes rolled back in their head. That doesn't bode well for the results when playing a game as intricate as 'Madden'.
That's why it's actually relatively responsible of them to roll the dice by letting the artificial intelligence take the sticks for them. I can only imagine how hard it would be to watch a game between two guys that have more sizzurp coursing through their bodies than Aunt Jemima. No chance Weezy was reading a zone blitz when he was more than likely seeing double. No doubt Birdman would have gone for it on 4th from his own 30 yard line in the first quarter when he could barely make out what play he chose through the aviators he refuses to take off. The hand-eye coordination required to play 'Madden' would have been floating above their heads in a cloud of smoke hours before they turned on the Xbox. However, if you leave it to pure luck then you still get two friends experiencing the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat while watching a semi-competent game of animated football in the process. It's a win/win...except for the person that lost 10K on a computer orchestrated FB Dive.