As reported in the Boston Globe, the huge Rock-paper-scissors tournament takes place soon in Las Vegas. Like FozxSports, 'we are there''.
Ever since he was crowned regional champion, Matt Corron has been stopped on sidewalks and in bars by folks who want a crack at beating him. Last week, a stranger had to pay for Corron's breakfast after challenging him -- and losing -- at the Boulevard Diner in Worcester.
Corron rarely loses at Rock, Paper, Scissors, and for his talent he's on his way to Las Vegas this weekend for a shot at $50,000 and a national title...
Believe it. The two-day 2007 USA Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Finals will bring together more than 300 regional finalists from across the nation, including about two dozen from New England. Each won a free contest at a neighborhood bar or restaurant, then triumphed again at a competition among several bars in their area to earn a berth for the ultimate prize.
"I take it very seriously," said Corron, 23, a history-political science major at Worcester State College. "If I win, that's a nice little paycheck."
In fact, there is a league:
The two-year-old USARPS League was founded by co-commissioner Matti Leshem, a 44-year-old Hollywood producer who never plays a round for less than $100 a shoot.
As Corron points out, big bucks brings out big bucks:
"We are pure athletes. We do not use steroids or blood doping of any kind," Scott deadpanned. Then, more seriously, he said, "This is a silly kids game, a beer promotion. It's fun but if you take it seriously, there has to be something wrong with you. Although, when you're talking $50,000, it's kind of hard to treat it as a joke, huh?"
So, when does Canseco show up?