As a lifelong degenerate gambler, I’ve had my fair share of bad beats, and last minute backdoor covers to lose bets. So I feel this man’s pain.
Per ESPN’s David Purdum a bettor placed $1,500 on an eight-team parlay involving four MLB games, a college football game, and three NFL moneylines. The payout would have been $150,000. Seven picks hit; the Giants did not.
A bettor at CG Technology placed a $1,500, eight-team parlay on Friday. The ticket included four Friday baseball games (Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers) one college football game on Saturday (Iowa State -7) and three NFL moneylines on Sunday (Green Bay, Denver and the New York Giants). The first seven legs all hit, leaving it all up to Eli Manning and the Giants on Sunday. Manning threw an interception on the Giants’ final possession of a 29-27 loss to the Washington Redskins. The parlay would have paid $150,000.
That’s…worse than what happened to folks who bet UCLA against Stanford on Saturday and lost on a last minute play.