This Is Why Gambling Is Awesome
I'm sure the SI higher ups are not happy with that headline, but my original choice was "Jim Harbaugh
Bet The Seahawks." (So I probably saved the company from a lawsuit, which makes me a hero.) Anyway, in case you missed it last night, the 49ers had a seven-point lead on the Seahawks in a game where the opening line was anywhere between seven and nine depending on where and when you bet it. With less than a minute to play in the game, the Seahawks were flagged for a chop-block in the end zone, which resulted in a safety for the Niners. However, San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh DECLINED THE PENALTY
because he didn't want Seattle to punt after the safety. That gave a win to those who wagered on the Seahawks.
. Just a classic, classic gambling story.