Eli Manning cost bettor shot at winning $150K in eight-team parlay
The New York Giants had multiple chances to beat the Washington Redskins on Sunday, but Eli Manning single-handedly blew two of them. If you’re a fan of the G-Men who is angry with Eli at the moment, just be thankful he didn’t cost you a legitimate chance at winning $150,000.
According to ESPN’s David Purdum, that’s exactly what happened to one gutsy gambler who included the Giants in his $1,500, eight-team parlay over the weekend. Seven legs of the parlay — which included four MLB games, one college football game and three NFL money lines — hit before Manning threw two awful interceptions against Washington in the fourth quarter. The Giants ended up losing 29-27.
You never expect to win an eight-team parlay, but that doesn’t make losing one on a brutal Manning interception any less heartbreaking. To make matters worse, one of the picks came at the goal line. Had the Giants simply kicked a field goal and held on to win, the bettor would have had his $150,000.
For every insane parlay we have seen gamblers hit (like this massive UFC payday), there countless people who get burned. Needless to say, we know one person who won’t be hanging a No. 10 Giants jersey on his or her wall anytime soon.