The Yankees and the Red Sox. MSU and U of M, Bill Brasky and Chuck Norris, He-Man and Skeletor: all famous rivalries born in the fiery compassions of competitive spirit and more often than not, a few too many beers (Skeletor and He-man were buddies until that one night on snake mountain ...) and it is time for the state of Michigan to quake with the thunder of a new rivalry.
Xerohack of Mi40k fame, proposed the following in an email to the DFG crew:
I was talking to the guys here at MI40K and we want to offer a challenge to the DFG guys. We were thinking 3 to 6 guys on a team made up of blog owners/writers and chosen regulars. Maybe a 1500 pt a man round robin. Three games each. It would be fun to write articles building up to it and then posting coverage afterwards. We'd just play for bragging rights and hopefully make it an annual challenge. We could rotate locations each year between Lansing and Brighton/Ann Arbor. The only requirement I have is to have beer available. Let us know your thoughts.
Now, before anyone thinks we are serious rivals, the members of DFG and Mi40k have been tossing the dice more and more frequently in pick-up games and tourneys and we always have a ton of laughs regardless of the outcome. I will gladly throw my name in the hat for such a round robin and I am sure the rest of the "Best in the West" would also like to throw down.
With that being said, once we all pick a time and a location, be on the lookout for some great coverage and maybe even a little smack talk. Afterall, what are friendly rivalries for? BTW, Beer is a always on the menu!