Can sympathize w all these stories and unfortunately was on losing end of a few.
How about 2 wks ago. Had large bet on BYU over Idaho -40 1/2 with decent inside info HAHA.
BYU up by 42 w 1 min left, holds ID on 4th down in ID territory, ID punts, BYU fumbles ID recovers, w 8 or so sec left in the blistering cold/snow and on 1st play AND LAST PLAY of the game kicks a 40+ YARD FG , GAME ENDS BYU by 39 ?????? That one really made me wonder if there is a chance in this recreational activity ?
One baseball game last year I bet the Mets at New york Yankees. Price was plus 175. Bottom of the ninth 2 outs bases loaded. Mets up 3 to 2. I had a dime on them to win 1775. Arod hits a pop fly to the second baseman. runners took of. forgot who the second basemen was but he was a GG winner. He gets under the ball and just plain drops it. Yanks win 4 to 3. I've had more but that one took the cake.
Back in the 70's I was at Atlantic City Race Track with a jockey friend of mine who was riding up there. He had a horse that night at 1 1/16 on the turf. Had a very large bet on the horse. Horse was up by 20 with about 50 yards to go. my friend was under a hand ride about to win the race easily. A Fu-king seagull hits my horse inthe head. He bolts throught eh hedge prior to the finish line. Top that one!
Speaking of baseball, I had a large wager on the over 9' in a Mets Playoff game several years ago. Bases were loaded and they were in extra innings tied 3-3. The only way I cover is if they get bases loaded and hit a grand slam. Well they got bases loaded and they hit the grand slam, the runner at third scores, the Mets win and the batter gets mugged by players between 1st and 2nd base and because he didn't finish running all the bases they didn't count the runs. Final score was 4-3! I lose...
I have many I could share, but thats one of the worst!
Claimed a horse for $12,500.00 back in the 70's. Horse broke down the day I claimed him. We rested the horse on the farm for over 1 year. got him back in training andwas looking for a pay day. Took him up to charlestown and had a trainer friend of my star him. We worked him over the trak at 3:30 in the morning and he ran like a bullet. Put him in a $2500.00 claiming race, Put bandages on him and hit him with the cocktail. got the worst jockey at CT to ride him. 2nd race of the daily double. I had him in $100.00 DD and bet as I remember $10K on him through books. Gave Jockey instructions to just take him to the lead hand ride him and what ever you do do whip him.
as the horse shied from the whip. The jock was a dipship named Orlando Costenada. Was a crossed eyed idiot. Told him I bet $200.00 for him which would have been a months pay. 7 F. on the dirt. Horse broke first and was 7 ahead when he hit the clubhouse turn on the backstretch he opened up by 15 and at the head of the stretch was on top by at least 20 lengths. Well the moron hit the horse with the whip, horse hit the rail and broke down with less than 100 feet to the finish line. Horse ran third. I jumped the rail and pulled he jock off the horse and beat so many knots on his head they had to take him to the hospital. I got thrown off the track for 5 years. Had to put the horse down that night. All in all the worst beat of my life.
Ronnie, I have alot of these as I was a degenerate gambler from 19 through age 26. ran a large book, played poker every night and had a lot of jokey friends. Pulled alot of double headers as well Md racing by day and either Charlestown or Penn National at night. don't know how I did it all and thank god the cops and the court room made me go straight.
i haven't been at it nearly as long as many of you have, but one of the worst football beat i can remember was when i had purdue +6' at minnesota in 2005. the boilermakers took a 21-20 lead with just over 4 minutes left to play. two plays into the ensuing minnesota drive, purdue intercepted a pass and ran it back for a TD to go up 28-20. minnesota got pinned back inside the 10 on the kickoff, and then sacked back to the 2 on the first play. from there they managed to go 98 yards(including a couple 4th down conversions) to score and converted the 2 point conversion to tie the game at 28. off to OT, purdue gets the ball first, scores a quick td to go back up by 7. minnesota answers back with a td on yet another 4th down to tie it. then in double OT, minnesota scores a TD and stops purdue for a 7 point win, to cover the 6' by a half point.
i've got un 38.5 chi/sea. 4 min left score is 14-10 chi...sea is on own 3 yd line, that's a sure thing right. sea drives 97 yds for a td. now it's 17-14 sea. chi gets ball back with 24 sec left, one big pass play, then kick a 47 yd FG. of course in OT sea scores 6. 23-17 final.
ya gotta love it.
Dallas punts with less than a minute left and 11 point lead. Got spread covered... Idiot philly player fields the punt at the one and runs it back 99 yds for the score... game over, for the dallas backers anyway..
give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day"