GREENVILLE, SC – It all began with South Georgia Tormenta FC owner Darin Van Tassell calling Greenville Triumph SC owner Joe Erwin to say “there should be a wager on our season series.” Erwin’s response was, “by all means, and I’ll make the first overture as to what the my Triumph offering would be.”
Today, the Triumph announced that if Tormenta wins the season series, Erwin will gift a “Greenville’s Best” Gift Basket comprised of: a six-pack of Riot Blonde Ale from Triumph partner Brewery 85; a bag of Triumph coffee from club partner Bridge City Coffee; and a smoked USDA Whole Prime Brisket from Bobby’s BBQ in Fountain Inn, SC.
Van Tassell responded with an equally extravagant wager featuring a six-pack of Eagle Creek Brewery’s Blood of the Ibis, a bag of coffee from club partner Three Tree Coffee, and the “best chopped pork BBQ from Statesboro’s famous Vandy’s.”
With the first leg of the series to be played in Greenville tonight, the smack-talking is in full gear, with Erwin stating that he was glad to wager such an overwhelmingly valuable package, telling Van Tassell, “It’s fine; I could have included more. Because it doesn’t matter – you’re not going to win it."
Van Tassell responded that he wasn’t even going to bother putting his basket together, as it wouldn’t be needed.
Tonight's match kicks off at 7:00 PM at Legacy Early College, and can be viewed on ESPN+.