Some poor soul suffered a bad beat that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy in Week 14 of the NFL season. He placed a $5 bet on a 15-leg parlay card at a William Hill sports book in Nevada and was astoundingly 14-for-14 heading into Monday Night Football. All he needed was for the New England Patriots to beat the Baltimore Ravens by more than seven points and he would be $100,000 richer.
But as we all know, he came up brutally short. Via ESPN:
Because the Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens by exactly seven, 30-23, the result of the 15th game of the parlay, after the previous 14 had come through, was a push.
William Hill spokesman Michael Grodsky confirmed to ESPN that it was an all-or-nothing parlay card. As such, the push didn’t reduce it to winning a 14-leg parlay; it made the entire card worthless.
What a f*cking gut punch. I would be totally inconsolable if this happened to me. And not just for a few days or a couple of weeks, I’m talking about a lifetime of being down in the dumps. For the rest of my days, I’d just wander the streets of Las Vegas questioning how it could all go so horribly wrong. I’d pretty much be Ron Burgundy after he got fired until I was granted the sweet relief of death.