Bad beats in football and NFL highlight weekend in betting

Who’s ready for another wild weekend of win or whine? We all! Who learned our lesson last weekend? None of us! With that, the action wasted no time and made the collective betting community cry out in joy or pain.

World Championship

Bad beats aren’t just reserved for football! They can also happen in football. Or football? That’s right, I infuriate the “soccer guy” with jokes about jokes out of goal, but there were no jokes about France facing Poland at the World Cup.

If you’re like me, you were years old today when you figured out what a “random hand” is. But anyone with money for that game surely knew after a handball penalty resulted in an extra goal that put Poland on the board. Leave it to The Bear to professionally point out the bad beat here.

If you ask me, I like Michael Taylor’s attitude even better.

I’m not sure how to say “why does this always happen to me?!” in multiple languages, but I feel like the language of fear was universal to people around the world trying to convince themselves that this is part of the joy of watching?

Four buckets filled with mini soccer balls.

Pittsburgh Steelers at the Atlanta Falcons

That person on social media is crazy.


Well, Minkah Fitzpatrick sealed the game with a massive interception, but instead of trying to score, here’s what happened:

This decision not only kept the game below the overall score (42.5), but also enraged fantasy fans across the internet.

Five buckets full of angry betting tears, angry fantasy tears and Falcons fan tears.

Washington Commanders at the New York Giants

OK, a 58-yard field goal attempt that doesn’t go in goal is far from a bad beat. But when a game is tied at 20, the total is 40.5 (where 70% of bettors took the lead) and the overall result is a tie between two hated division rivals, it really does feel like the ultimate in unsatisfactory results.

Both teams are stuck in the most difficult spots. They’re just good enough to make us think we know what we’re doing each week, and they’re just bad enough to prove us wrong.

Three buckets of breakup hate tears.

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