Professional poker player Antonio Esfandiari was recently disqualified from a tournament and forced to forfeit his $110,000 stack because he tried to pee into a container while sitting at the table.
Here’s U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, paying up after an NLDS bet with Rep. Steve Israel from New York. Schiff had the Dodgers, you see. His punishment is this rendition of “Meet The Mets,” and Schiff makes it sound like he’d rather have his toenails pulled out.
Sometimes it’s hard to refuse a bet or a dare, especially when your pride is at stake, and all your friends are watching, and how could you not? What are you, chicken? So I double-dog-dare you to tell us about the most ridiculous dare you ever agreed to. Come to think of it, I triple-dog-dare you.
I want to call this dude a poor, unlucky bastard, but he didn't have to go and make that bet. Maintained his honor, though:
Michael Sam sacked Johnny Manziel on Saturday. It was all very exciting. Sam did the "money" thing and everything. And, through a roundabout fashion, a bad-idea Twitter bet turned into a donation to a good charity. Everybody won.
A reputation is firmly in place when you can place a bet based on it. Luis Suárez is now a more notorious biter than Mike Tyson, and before he was even able to snack on Giorgio Chiellini, people with serious gambling problems could wager whether or not he would bite someone in this World Cup. Several such addicts took…
Still reeling from the effects of the Based God's curse, you would think Kevin Durant would know better than to go around drawing the ire of hip-hop provocateurs. That's what he appears to have done, though, after allegedly refusing to honor a $20,000 bet with The Game.
Roddy White had Duke going all the way in this year's NCAA Tournament. Dylan Hoyt begged to differ. White tweeted something he probably regrets.
That fellow up there is Josh Lewis, the sports editor for the Estevan Mercury, in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Josh is a big Leafs fan. Big enough to think they would beat Boston. Big enough to wager a walk of shame on it, complete with sandwich board.
Tipster Josh has a story to share. So, listen up:
An anonymous Belfast man just cashed in a bet he placed on a young Rory McIlroy over ten years ago. The original wager, for £50 (Google calculates that to be about $72), predicted that McIlroy would win one of the four major golf titles before he turned 25 years old. The kid from Holywood won the US Open by eight…
Marty Turco signed a one-year contract with Chicago last summer and expected to start in net for the Blackhawks. But for much of the season, he's served as Corey Crawford's back-up and has gotten well-acquainted with the pine. He hasn't started a game since Feb. 11. So Turco's now looking for new sources of…