What is your worst gambling beat ever (no poker stories)?

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What is your worst gambling beat ever (no poker stories)?



I mean "bad beat/back door" cover as in "DOH" and not as in "$$$".

Poker stories need not apply as I hear enough of this drival at the casino and the home games I play in. I can only take so many "one outer" and "can you believe he called me" tirades.

For mine, you have to go back to 2001. It was one of those infamous "late night" Pac-10 games EVERY true junkie bets the motherload on to either have a monster day or on the flip side, to win back all the $ lost early on. This particular Saturday, my game to get even was the Washington Huskies vs. the Arizona Wildcats. Between privates sources and my EXPERT (lol) opinion, I put everything I could muster on the Huskies minus three.

The games goes back and forth from the start. With time winding down, Washington is deep in Arizona territory. After a stop on 3rd down, Washington lines up for a CHIP SHOT field goal that would put them up 7 points. The beginning of my pain happened a few seconds later when an Arizona tipped the ball and the Huskies missed the field goal. Despite this, I was still up 4 with not much time left and Arizona had to go almost the length of the field. Considering I had it at -3, I was pretty much golden as Arizona is forced to not only go the length of the field but also score a touchdown with no time left. After some miracle passes, Arizona had time for one more play. What a play it was.....

Around the 10 yard line, Ortege Jenkins drops back for the only option available; a pass into the endzone. The problem was Washington had all the receivers covered and were now converging on the Arizona QB, so Ortege takes of running. I jump off the couch screaming, get that MOTHERF*CKER!!!! My wish from the gambling gods was granted when not one, not two BUT three Washington defenders dive at him as he attempts his leap from the two yard line. What followed not only won the College Football Play of the Year, but I made me feel like I was kicked in my stomach, dumped by my girlfriend and about to puke all at once. As three Washington defenders smacked into Jenkins, he attempts to leap the defenders but is nailed dead on and the impact causes him to spin like a top and do a complete 360 flip into the air. The problem? Well, the problem was as he is flying thru the air from the two, he is spinning mid air and lands on his feet, in the endzone! Touchdown Arizona. Final score 31-28 Arizona. Time stopped that night in that dark living room with the only light being from the flashing from the TV screen. Not sure if it was an abnormal gust of wind or possibly some dust, but I do recall my eyes getting a little watery. If my count was correct that was #324 in my list of times I swore never to gamble again.

What was the one game you remember that made you want to throw the remote into the TV?

  • it was  always worsed for me...

  • I bet.last year.over 50.5 in rutgers game and it was 50 to nothing at half.n yep final.score.50 to 0

  • Chris Duhon's half court 3 pointer at the buzzer in the '04 UConn/Duke final four game to cover the number or the "River City Relay" Saints/Jags game from '03 where the Jags led by 7 (as 3 pt favorites) only to allow a final second multi - lateral play for a touchdown followed by a missed XP which would have at least sent the game to OT for a possible push or cover... The Final Four game was probably worse since it was such a high profile (re: high wager) game

  • I had no money on tis game,but toughest loss and still haven't accepted it. 1988 MIAMI/ND game. Defending NC on a major wining streak with 1 loss to PSU in 87 Fiesta in 2.5 yrs. That is a nother tough loss, but back to this game. Early 4th, Cleveland Gary catches a ball and dives for the goaline.He hits it=touchdown, refs says he ws down. Anything inside the 1 was a 1st down and new set of downs. Side judge says 1st, back judge says short of goaline and ND ball. REFS ADMIT THEY MISSED CALL. I heard fumble talk, but ground can't cause a fumble as Gary dove, hit goaline and ball can out, only reason why they were calling ND ball. Miami comes back as usual, scores td to make score 30-31, and Jimmie Johnson, goes for 2 and win, NO OT BACK THEN, and Walsh pass is broekn up in end zone and the 3 NC'S INA ROW was destroyed by homer/bad refs in the biggest series/rivalry in CFB from 85-91. SERIES REVIVED, just like this thread was, but still makes me sick to have to hear Lame fans saying they beat us, NO REFS BEAT US THAT DAY.!!

  • july 4th...i think 2008 it was.

    colorado vs. florida.

    colorado up 13-4 in the 4th i believe.

    i lose the game 18-17.  disgusting.

  • next?

  • With CBB coming to a close anyone have a story from this past season? Once again, NO POKER STORIES :)

  • GREAT THREAD to revive!

  • Man, writing this story pisses me off, I this 06 Dallas vs golden state warriors, that year Dallas was number 1 gs number 8, game 6 at gs, I played Dallas -2 first half, Dallas up 3, couple seconds to go, and baron Davis hits a 3 quarters length of the basketball court shot. I swear god was telling me to stop gambling, cuz I felt like shit Afterwards swearing never to play again, but ok still playing

  • having the under on this game

    www.youtube.com/watch

    Half-court..buzzer beater where he didnt even shoot it..Devin Harris..the parlay-killer

  • Not as bad as some here...but DEN@CHI Bulls earlier this year I'm laying 3 on what i'd call a slightly overextended bet on the hometown team and at the game going nuts with the fans in the cheap seats. Bulls go up big early and blow the lead then its back and forth until late when the Bulls score and go up 4 with less then 2 seconds to go.......

    Last I checked there is only one way to tie the game here, so the Einstein (George Karl) calls a timeout and I'm sure I'm good as long as DEN misses the 3 as the disciplined Bulls aren't gonna foul on a 3pt attempt. In my mind I'm deciding where to spend the cash......and here comes the Einstein play call with Melo and company ready to deliver......an inbounds toss at the rim for a tip in, Bulls win by 2.

    George Karl FU@K YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Last night at lincoln financial field watching novas best player fumble a kickoff and having temple run it back for a score with 3 seconds left.  I had nova +4 and it was 25-24 when the ball was kicked to nova.  FInal score temple 31 nova 24.  Got to see it in person with my son and go irate in front of him too which sucks.  Gonna be bent about this one for a while.

  • Gametimesports35

    The Colts vs. Tampa was a hell of a comeback 21 pts in about 4min.  Oct 6th 2003. I wasnt betting the game but it was great to watch.

  • DALLAS - ATLANTA  I think it was 1979, but it was when Staubach rallied the Cowboys to a 4th quarter victory.  I had been using a professional capper out of Vegas and he had a lock as the Falcons(this guy had made me a ton of cash and was hitting around 90% for the previous month) and I played them heavy. What makes it worse is the fact that a so called friend always was on my ass for picks and never wanted to help with the fees so I thought I would teach him a lesson-I told him Cowboys was the "Game of the Year"

    Long story short- I got my ass cleaned out and the FRIEND was a bigger pain in the ass than ever(he made BIG money that day based on the BS I gave him.

  • Yup i lost a ton on Music City Miracle hadd Bills Moneyline and Ouch that hurt. I have been on many but havent got bad beat too many times. I was on Celtics when they were down like 28 entering 4th quarter v.s Nets in conf finals and celts came back to win. I was on Colts when they were down 17 or sumthin with like 4-5 mins left and came back and won i think v.s Tampa on a monday night game. There has been many good ones over the years, I know there have been some bad ones but i must block those out of my memory lol. I just cant think of them at moment but i know some nights i have broken some clickers or other things because of crazy comebacks or endings.