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Joe Maddon will get a tattoo if Rays reach World Series

Joe Maddon isn’t your typical baseball manager. He thinks differently from many of his managerial compatriots, and he isn’t afraid to try new training methods. He also gets creative when it comes to motivating his players. On Friday, Maddon tweeted that he will get a tattoo if the Rays reach the World Series:

It sounds like Ryan Roberts is the one who came up with the idea. Roberts is famous for having his body covered in tattoos, so it’s no surprise that he was part of this. Roberts was acquired by Tampa Bay from Arizona prior to the trade deadline but he’s played poorly for his new team. He’s gone just 3-for-26 and will have to improve his play to give Tampa Bay a better shot at reaching the postseason.

The Rays are currently 0.5 games behind the Angels for the final wild card spot in the American League. If they reach the playoffs, they’ll have as good of a chance as anyone of making the World Series, and then maybe Maddon can get some sort of old school joker tattoo on his biceps.

Denver Radio Host Mike Evans Gets Tim Tebow Tattoo After Losing Bet (Pictures)

Count Denver radio host Mike Evans as at least the second person to get a Tim Tebow tattoo after losing a bet.

Evans was hosting his show on Sports 104.3 the Fan in Denver when he made a wager with a caller who said the Broncos would win 8 games this season. The team was 2-4 at the time. Sure enough, the Broncos went on a six-game winning streak and finished 8-8.

After promising he would get the tattoo following the new year, Evans went to the tattoo shop to pay it off Thursday.

Earlier in the season, Tim Tebow was asked about the tattoo bet and found it to be pretty humorous.

“I just think you need to think about it, pray about it, [and] come up with something good, because it’s going to be on you for a while,” he said in a video message to Evans.

At least Evans’ tattoo isn’t as bad as the last guy’s.

Pictures via Joel Klatt on Twitter

Fan Gets Bill Belichick Tattoo After Losing Bet (Video)

Broncos fan Brady Wagner was so sure his team would beat the Patriots Sunday, he wagered a tattoo with a childhood friend. If Denver won, Wagner’s friend would have to get a Tim Tebow tattoo. If the Patriots won, Wagner agreed to get a Bill Belichick tattoo.

We all know what happened next. Tebow was no match for Tom Brady, and the Patriots who won 41-23. Wagner lived up to the bet and got a Belichick signature tattooed on his body. Here’s the video:

<a href='http://msn.foxsports.com/video?videoid=f381341c-bce2-4c8a-baac-20a015627588&#038;src=v5:embed::' target='_new' title='Lose bet, get Belichick tatoo' >Video: Lose bet, get Belichick tatoo</a>

I don’t know about you, but I find this story to be pretty lame. The whole allure of getting a tattoo after losing a sports bet is gone if we’re wagering on regular season games. This is something that has to be done after milestones — like when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup, or when Tebow won five games as a starter. A Week 15 game is something you bet a six-pack of beer on, not a tattoo.

Come on guys, you’re killing the whole tattoo as punishment for losing a bet thing.

Tebow Time Tattoo Was Result of Lost Bet

When we shared the picture of the “Tebow Time” tattoo a man got on Tuesday, we told you that the artist who did the work kept asking the man if the tattoo was the result of a lost bet. The man wouldn’t tell him. Turns out that was the case.

Juan Contreras lost a bet to Josh Lucero, a tattoo artist at the Love n Hate Elite Tattoo Studio in Denver, and had to get that Tebow Time centaur tattoo. Earlier in the season, the men at the shop were talking about the Broncos quarterbacks situation. Contreras and Gabe Lopez, who owns the store, supported Brady Quinn. Lucero thought Tebow deserved a shot. They decided to make a wager.

If Tebow won five games, Contreras would have to get a Tebow Time tattoo. If he didn’t, Lucero would have to get a “Te-(bleep)” tattoo.

Tebow has gone 6-1 as a starter, and Contreras made good on his bet. Now he looks exactly like this fool, who also had to get a feminine-looking horse tattoo.

I’m glad we’ve cleared up any confusion about the matter, but the point still remains: intentional or not, that is one of the most laughable tattoos we’ve ever seen.