Why 1820 Productions Made Me Wear a Fedora for Two Weeks

Posted By: Matt Krause

To say the 1820 Productions team is competitive is an understatement. If you’ve ever stopped by the office and played us in foosball, you know what I’m talking about. We are intense when it comes to challenges, and it could be argued that sometimes we take it a little too far… Which recalls to me a little tale of something I recently endured.

There were a few weeks this year when Korey and I made small bets on foosball. Let me set the scene for you: it was late in the day on a summer afternoon. Everyone had left the office for the day, and we were both on the way out too. It’s not unusual for Korey and I to play a quick game of foosball before the day is through, but I could tell something was different this time. A bet was coming.

Korey knows I’m not the biggest fan of fedoras and, of course, didn’t hesitate to use that against me. The stakes were as follows. If I won Korey would have to grow his beard out for two weeks, but if he won I would have to wear a fedora for two weeks. I considered it and it didn’t seem like a big deal at the time, so I agreed.

The game was intense. Knees were weak and palms were sweaty, so to speak. The sound of plastic slamming up against the table could be heard for yards around. In a two out of three tournament, I won the first game, Korey won the second, and then: the tiebreaker. Tension was running high; you could feel it in the air. One point here, one point there. It came down to game point, Korey and I both tied with four goals. It was a blur from there, but it came down to the final play. Korey was under fire at his goal. With a quick maneuver Korey blocked one of my shots and launched it down the table to score. the. final. point.

It was then I realized I shouldn’t have made that bet. I would have to wear a fedora at work for two weeks, not even able to take it off at lunch. I gritted my teeth, but admittedly started liking the Fedora (hear that, Korey? You didn’t best me yet!). Thanks to my great style, I made it through to the other side.

To see me rocking that fedora or any of our other crazy antics, head over to our Facebook page. Just please, don’t share this photo of me.