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At Least $150 Million Was Lost on Packers Last Night

M.D. Jennings' interception

Whether the NFL wants to admit it or not, the game is tailor-made for gambling. That’s why you get injury reports each week. Frankly, making the game bettor-friendly has helped fuel the popularity of the sport. Well, gamblers weren’t too happy with the ending of the Green Bay Packers loss to the Seattle Seahawks last night.

The Packers with three-to-four-point favorites in most sports books and it’s been estimated that around 75 percent of the action was on Green Bay last night.

The botch-job on final play, which we’ve all seen 100 times by now, flipped the money, making a five-point Packers win a two-point Packers loss. In other words, all those people who bet on Green Bay got screwed about as badly as the Packers did.

John Avello, director of the race and sportsbook at the Wynn in Las Vegas, estimated the result cost gamblers $150 million worldwide.

Mike Perry, of Sportsbook.ag, told ESPN the swing is between $200 million and $250 million.

Of course, the NFL tells us there was no problem with the outcome of the game, so these people really have nothing to be angry about.

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10 Comments

  1. DD September 25, 2012

    The Packers win a Superbowl after barely making the playoffs and everyone crowns them as the next dynasty… The party didn’t last long, did it?

    1. Maybe the party would have lasted longer if it was on a boat…

      Hahaha, a 1-2 start doesn’t sink a team with talent. You’ll experience that someday.

  2. Eradicator September 25, 2012

    To Green Bay fans:
    I am a Vikings fan but, if you don’t mind, I’d like to offer NO support… you guys lost that game and I think the officals made the right call. GO VIKING!!!!!!!!!

    1. Jeffrey September 26, 2012

      And yet you read a website devoted to the Green and Gold…what a loser!

  3. Lynn Fuckin' Dickey September 25, 2012

    the key phrase there, DD, is “win a Superbowl,” something your shit teams knows very little about.

    And to Eradicator, we do mind, but we don’t want your support. Hard to scrub that stench of perpetual failure off after a Vikings anything tries to touch you.

    1. DD September 25, 2012

      Aww, this is so cute! We’re starting to get a little pissy now aren’t we?

  4. Joe September 25, 2012

    Viking fans still remember the force out play against the Cardinals that put GB in the playoffs. They know how this feels. What their ownership doesn’t know is how to hire a winning coach or form a winning team.
    Better head to MS and lick Brett’s boots, maybe he’ll come back again to tear your hearts out with another INT.

  5. Pack Lethal September 25, 2012

    Viqueen fan’s must be so proud of their endless futility. In comparison it’s like a father bragging about his 40 year old dead beat son who lives in his basement and has no job. What a bunch of backwards ass fucks.

  6. Cry me a river September 26, 2012

    I remember, not so long ago, when the Packers were perennial doormats (enjoying just 2 double-digit wins spanning 25 year)! Favre changed all of that, created an atmosphere of competition & restored former Packer glory (which hadn’t been seen since Augustus Caeser 1st solidified power) & you slight the one guy who facilitated your right to brag? Philadelphia Eagles fans have more class than that!

    1. Donny H. September 26, 2012

      You forget that Green Bay had Mark Brunell waiting in the wings. I think that he would have been a better fit and the Pack would have won multiple Super Bowls in the 90s.

      There is also a guy named Matt Hasselbeck who backed up Brett 10 years ago. Ironic because he got screwed out of a Super Bowl win.