From RJ Bell of Pregame.com, we now have some parameters on just how much the replacement referees’ interception-turned-touchdown cost following the Green Bay and Seattle game on Monday Night Football. How about something to the tune of $300 million.
According to Bell:
“68 percent of bets last night were on the Packers; only 32 percent on the Seahawks,” Bell said in an email. “Worldwide, an estimated $150 million MORE was bet on Green Bay than Seattle, meaning, due to one call by the replacement refs, the bettors lost $150 million, and the bookie won $150 million for a total swing of $300 million on one debatably bad call!”
I asked it last night on Twitter following the game: If you’re a serious gambler, how do you even touch NFL games right now?
It’s not a stretch to say that NFL teams and players aren’t the only ones making calls to Park Avenue today.