Charlie & Debbie

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Tom Cruise plays Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

There is honor in living by your word.  Especially when it comes to a bet.  I admire it.  I actually lived it.  Once upon a time Debbie and I were doing our morning radio show together in Greenville, SC, when I announced to her and our producer (both Dallas Cowboys fans) that if the Cowboys made the playoffs, I’d shave my head.  Well, they didn’t just make the playoffs, they won the Super Bowl.  And yup, they took my hair on the dance floor of the Blind Horse Saloon.  Which leads me to the story of Matt Patches.  A decade ago, this deputy editor of Vox’s Entertainment coverage, tweeted out that he’d eat his shoe if a “Top Gun” sequel ever came to fruition.

Well, with “Top Gun:  Maverick” set to debut this weekend, it was time to pay the piper.  “No one has let me forget this … including the folks at Paramount, who are quite excited for me to be wrong.” All in good fun having to eat a shoe.  Even if it is in cake form.