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  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. wins big on INT -- Talib

    http://espn.go.com/espn/chalk/story/...h-interception

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. wins big on INT

    Two last-second interceptions returned for touchdowns by the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals delivered million-dollar blows to Las Vegas sports books, including a $600,000 hit from boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib picked off New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown that covered the point spread in the Broncos' 31-17 win. Mayweather bet $815,000 on the Broncos to beat the Jets by more than 7.5 points. He laid -130 juice and collected $1.4 million from the CG Technology sports book at the M Resort.

    CG Technology vice president of race and sports Jason Simbal confirmed the bet to ESPN.

    "Floyd didn't watch the game here," Simbal said, "but he certainly showed up shortly thereafter to cash."

    Talib's pick-six electrified crowds at the sports books across Vegas, causing six- and seven-figure swings that went against the house. It also caused some damage inside the back office of the MGM Mirage sports book.

    "The place went absolutely berserk," MGM vice president of race and sports Jay Rood said. "I kicked a hole in the wall. I'll leave it as a reminder of my feelings toward Geno Smith."

    The Broncos were the most popular bet in Vegas. The Westgate and Aliante sports books told ESPN that approximately 95 percent of the bets on the game were on Denver.

    "It was devastating," Aliante sports book director Marc Nelson said.

    The bad beats weren't over for the books, though. Arizona defensive back Rashad Johnson picked off Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown to cover the spread in a 30-20 win.

    "Those two interceptions cost us a half a million dollars," Rood said.

    Don't feel too sorry for the books though, they still won money on an eventful Sunday.

    The Dallas Cowboys' upset of the Seattle Seahawks coupled with the San Diego Chargers failing to cover the spread against the Oakland Raiders were big winners for the books and helped them overcome the tough beats.

    "We were in a spot that we would have probably been up a million five after those games," Simbal said. "Instead, we were only up a third of that. Because of the Raiders covering and Cowboys winning, we ended up in pretty good shape today."

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    Mayweather and his bets. You'd think he would have learned his lesson about betting on the Broncos this past February.
    ”Those who would give up liberty for security, deserve neither.” Ben Franklin

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    • #3
      Mayweather has to be a Broncos fan.

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      • #4
        Dude is going to end up being a broke idiot just like Tyson. The frivolity makes me sick to my stomach. He thinks he has too much money to spend it all. Ask Tyson about how fast it goes.
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        • #5
          supposedly he has a tough time reading too...life will be rough after his boxing career is over
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          • #6
            Originally posted by armedequation View Post
            supposedly he has a tough time reading too...life will be rough after his boxing career is over
            I hope, for his own sake, and the sake of the four kids he has, that he finds enough sense to pay someone to protect his money from himself.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by BroncoSexyDaddy View Post
              Mayweather has to be a Broncos fan.
              Haha, I was thinking the same thing. Mayweather better be smart with his money he wont be able to box forever.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Broncoholic JS View Post

                "The place went absolutely berserk," MGM vice president of race and sports Jay Rood said. "I kicked a hole in the wall. I'll leave it as a reminder of my feelings toward Geno Smith."
                hahahaha that cracked me up

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