11.16.2008

Gambling --- Another Reason Not To Do It

Kind of an obscure topic here, but I just watched the end of the Pittsburgh/San Diego came. Pittsburgh was a 4 point favorite, and they were ahead 11-10 on the last play of the game when San Diego had the ball. Yeah, they would win the game but wouldn't cover the spread. But on that screwy last play, Pittsburgh returned a fumble and scored a TD. As far as the game is concerned, the touchdown was meaningless. For those betting on Pittsburgh, it meant everything. Then the officials reviewed the play (and the only reason they did so had to be that millions of dollars were wagered on the game) and took the TD off the board. But I'm not sure why. In Vegas, there are people still staring at the big screen. Edit: Here's a story about it along with video.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was one of the people you are talking about and had written off my bet when the Steelers kicked the last field goal. Then the final play happened and I could not believe that I had won. I think the ref was talking to Guido in Vegas and decided that it would be best to take the points off the board and save his family. I watched that last play at least 20 times and still can't figure out where the illegal forward pass was.

mzchief said...

Speaking of STUPID gambling debts.....

Denney Crane paid off the bet he made with an ObamaZombie. Please note, the money order indicates Denney was paying for an "excellent BJ."

It appears as though, Mark York, the recipient of the Money Order cut the Money Order in half. I hope York was smart enough to tape the bits together and cash the Money Order otherwise the bank that issued the money order just made $1,000. off of two REALLY testosterone poisoned BOZOS.

Anonymous said...

They were talking about it either before or after the Cowboys game on NBC, and they said thay it was a mistake, and that it should have counted. But since point differential is one of the tie-breakers used for playoffs, they were not changing it.

GOOBER said...

WBAP is reporting this morning after the league reviewed the tape, the touchdown shopuld have counted. The ref's blew both the "on field" call and the "review" call. But it doesn't matter, Vegas had already paid off the bets and even if they added the points at this point, no body gets any more $ from wagers.