Monday, November 17, 2008

The $64 million mistake

We all make mistakes from time to time. Fortunately, most aren't as costly as the one made by Scott Green in Sunday's 11-10 win by the Steelers Sunday over San Diego.

According to R.J. Bell of Pregame.com, Green's blown call on the final play that robbed Troy Polamalu and the Steelers of a touchdown was a $64 million swing in Las Vegas.

The Steelers were giving 5 points in the game and Polamalu's touchdown would have covered the spread.

Of course that doesn't take into account the "ahem" local interests, so you can bet - no pun intended - that the figure was actually over $100 million since most of the money was going Pittsburgh's way in this one. The spread went from 3 1/2 to 5 points in favor of the Steelers during the week.

Others who are a little angry about Green's call include fantasy owners who have either Polamalu or the Steelers defense on their teams.

7 comments:

Gumbo said...

I hope Scott Green is getting a big fat bonus check from the bookies. Still, if I were him, I wouldn't start my own car for a while. There's got to be a lot of pissed off gamblers looking for him. Just glad I'm not a betting man...

Anonymous said...

Dale,
Any news on Heath Miller? Is he going to practice this week?

Stigmata said...

I watched the press conference...it sounds like Miller is unlikely to play, but has a chance. Keep in mind, he has been saying the same thing about Marvel Smith too.

I think we'll see Miller back against the Pats.

Anonymous said...

I need some new info. I've been looking at this $64 million mistake tooo long. Come on Dale, help me out here. It's a short week and my A.D.D. is starting to kick in! Who's in? Who's out? Hows Stapelton?

Zeke

Anonymous said...

P.S. Could you also tell Ike that he looks like an idiot waiving his fingures in front of his face every time he make a play. I'm waiting for a W.R. to do it back to him when he gets beat on a T.D. I hope it doesn't happen though. The T.D. that is.

Zeke

Stigmata said...

Zeke, I'm sure Ocho Cinco and T.O. have that in mind for our upcoming games. Look at the Bengals games thus far this year, they have played teams pretty tough. I think we will have ourselves a fight this Thursday.

Anonymous said...

I believe the thing Ike does with hands in front of his face comes from his website at facemeike.com.