Urbania – When the Cowboys and Giants meet on the field later today, they will be playing to determine which of the two peewee teams will represent the town of Urbania in youth football. Larry Brown Sports has also learned exclusively that the coaches of the respective teams, the O’Shea brothers, have also bet their personal businesses on the outcome of the game.
Sources present at Joanne’s coffee shop on Main Street told LBS that former Heisman Trophy Kevin O’Shea was disparaging Danny’s Giants when the bet was made. Upset with the ribbing, Danny agreed to put his gas station up against his brother Kevin’s Chevrolet dealership. Not only will the winner represent the town of Urbania in youth football for the upcoming season, but the winning coach will also assume control of a new local business.
The bet on today’s game caps off what has been a rocky run for the O’Shea brothers that began at the youth tryouts five weeks ago.
Danny’s daughter, Becky O’Shea, was cut by the Cowboys in tryouts despite displaying superior skills on the field. Citing sexual discrimination against his daughter, Danny O’Shea decided to start the Little Giants as a rival club, recruiting other players who were cut in the tryout. After loading his team with star quarterback Junior Floyd, Danny’s team appeared to be coming together when they landed Spike Hammersmith, who recently moved to Urbania to play for Kevin O’Shea’s Cowboys.
Danny had used a ruse to land Spike, but once his father caught on to the trick he took his son to Kevin’s Cowboys. Spike’s transfer led to more bad blood between the O’Shea brothers and caused the rivalry to heat up. Now things will culminate when the teams meet on the field later today. Local oddsmakers have installed Kevin’s Cowboys as 47 point favorites.
This post is a part of the Friday Film Festival at Larry Brown Sports. All contents of the story are purely fictional and based entirely off the sports movie, Little Giants. To learn more about the movie, go here