The Worst Bad Beats You’ve Never Heard Of: 70-1 Stunners, Scratch-Off Disasters, More
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“Few players recall big pots they have won, strange as it seems, but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the outstanding tough beats of his career.”
That line is from “Rounders,” the famed poker movie — and it certainly has its sports betting applications.
But what about the bad beats NOT heard round the world?
We took to Twitter to find them — and they were epic.
What’s the worst bad beat you’ve had that most people wouldn’t know about?
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 25, 2019
Not betting- some years ago I was in line at the gas station around Christmas time. I saw the new 20.00 Xmas scratch-offs. Figured I would get one. Dude in line in front of me bought one and stood there and scratched it. Hit 200 bucks. Bought another. Stood there. Hit 2 million.
— Matthew Zetz (@ohio_matthew) January 25, 2019
How about over 7.5 in the 1999 NLCS. Game tied 3-3, Ventura hits walkoff grand slam… but his teammates mob him at second base, and he never runs the bases. Final score, 4-3 Mets
— Rob (@RobGoBlue) January 25, 2019
Ever feel like you shouldn’t get up from your seat at the casino? Our guy Griff would advise.
2016 Tucky vs A&M. I had Tucky ML. Tucky up 1 with 12 seconds left in OT 76-75 guy on Kentucky grabs defensive rebound and gets fouled then spikes the ball in excitement and gets T’d up. A&M wins 79-77. Couldn’t believe it. https://t.co/yLkffc3kwv
— COCO’sCREW (@COCOxCREW) January 25, 2019
What Coco didn’t mention? Kentucky were 2-point favorites. Got fouled with a chance for the cover. Disaster.
Cleveland tied at half & Cleveland to win game one of Finals @70-1
— Thomas De Vito III (@RiskVsR3WARD) January 25, 2019
Halftime of Game 1 of the Finals:
Then the infamous play occurred…
Mahomes 25-1 szn long bet for passing leader. Was in the lead the majority of the yr only to lose to Fat Ben in the final qtr of the szn……Mahomes didn’t play the fourth qtr cuz Oakland 👎🏽 😭😭😭
— Dax Fleitman (@DaxyDax) January 25, 2019
2018 NFL Passing Leaders
Roethlisberger’s passing yards on what would become a meaningless final drive of the season?