Floyd Mayweather: Replacement refs cost me $900,000 gambling

AP

Boxer Floyd Mayweather is known for his love of high-stakes gambling. But he didn’t love having money riding on the infamous Seahawks-Packers “Fail Mary” game that led to the end of the officials’ lockout.

In an interview on Jim Rome on Showtime, Mayweather said he gambled $900,000 on the Packers to beat the Seahawks in that game, which Seattle won on a Hail Mary on the last play — a play that most observers thought should have been ruled both offensive pass interference on the Seahawks and a game-clinching interception by the Packers, but that the replacement officials ruled a game-winning touchdown catch by Seattle’s Golden Tate.

“That was 900 grand,” Mayweather said. “I was upset.”

Packers fans know how he feels.

58 responses to “Floyd Mayweather: Replacement refs cost me $900,000 gambling

  1. Must have gambled with the wrong casino. I think several decided to offer refunds because of the outcome.

  2. And the 9ers not being able to punch it in from 5 yards also cost a lot for people in the SB, thats why they call it gambling and EVERYTHING causes bad beats. Look at Iona the other night in CBB. Shut your mouth Floyd.

  3. This again? The play was reviewed by an NFL Officiating supervisor when it happened and the call was upheld before play continued. This has been a masterful redirection of blame by the NFL referee union and the media since it happened.

    The refereeing after the union refs came back was not markedly better than the replacement refs. The big improvements were that everyone in the media stopped complaining about it, especially al Michaels. There were several god awful calls late in the regular season and playoffs that if the replacement refs had made them we’d still be hearing about it months later. Because it was the regular officials who can’t be fired, it’s business as usual.

    Keep pushing the agenda tho.

  4. A friend of mine used to say sports gambling made cocaine addiction look like a smart idea

  5. And one year this man bet me that his dog could do backflips and pull a quarter out of my ear.

    Replacement refs lost me $250 that day.

  6. maybe he shouldn’t have bet on games which the outcomes were determined by replacements. or if he did, don’t complain about it.

  7. 1. If you can’t afford to lose it, don’t bet with it.

    2. If you are going to bet big on something, you should at least have a good idea of what you are betting on.

    There were complaints for 3 weeks on the replacements, why would you put that much money on something that had variables that far out of your control?

  8. Floyd, if you can’t afford to win….you can’t afford to lose…..so, stop whining

  9. It cost the Packers a #2 seed. I’m not saying things would have been different, but it would have been nice to see what happened playing the 49ers in Green Bay instead..

  10. The biggest mistake was betting on the Packers considering how bad they were right off the gate last season. Secondly, Seattle deserved the win and got it considering how bad the Packers played. If the Packers would have played a bit more consistently then they would have won and we wouldnt be talking about this. Seattle wins, deal with it.

  11. dwarftosser says:Mar 14, 2013 1:38 PM

    It cost the Packers a #2 seed. I’m not saying things would have been different, but it would have been nice to see what happened playing the 49ers in Green Bay instead..
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    Why? So it could be a huge blowout with more tears from packerland?

  12. Degenerate. You may as well burn your money and enjoy watching the fire. There’s a reason why casinos aren’t full of Harvard grads.

  13. “Most observers,” except the ones that actually know the rules on what constitutes a catch.

  14. I don’t care who you were rooting for, hearing that Mayweather lost 900k on the game just makes it all that much better.

    That dude is the biggest piece of garbage in all of pro sports.

  15. I am fed up with the crying Packer fans do over this game!!! They all – each and everyone of them – conveniently forget that the Packers go ahead touchdown drive contained bad calls that favored THEM!!! Does a touchdown scored on the last play of the game (allowed by bad officiating) count for more points than a touchdown scored in the middle of the game (allowed by bad officiating)???
    If all the points that were put up on bad officiating calls in that game were removed the Packers would still LOSE!!!!!

  16. Packers fans let you know how dominant their team is when they win. Packers fans also let you know how bad the refs were when they lose. Terrible fan base.

  17. The most hilarious part of hearing Packers fans whining about this game is when they say it cost them a #2 seed or had some major impact on the playoffs.

    It was Week 3. You had 13 games left. Which is almost a full season. Stop blaming other people for your team’s failure.

    Packers couldn’t get it done. Period.

  18. 900 grand from a multi-millionaire…..vs. a smaller amount from someone who works hard for their money and lost the same bet. I will go with the blue collar worker vs. the millionaire EVERY time! Suck it up! If you are stupid enough to gamble that much, it is no ones fault but your own. You knew it was on the line when you placed your bet!

  19. It was the replacement refs that cost him the money?

    It WASN’T the 12 total points that the high powered packers scored in the game?? (i think it was 12…12 points in an NFL game = LOSS 90% of the time)

    It WASN’T the eight first half sacks of Erin Rogers?

    It WASN’T the fact that the Packers couldn’t move the ball 10 yards on their final possession to put the game on ice?

    Hmmmm…okay. So sick of this story.

    12 points? Come on.

  20. contra74 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:31 PM

    “Packers fans let you know how dominant their team is when they win.”

    Don’t worry. I’m sure that you (or your descendents) will enjoy the privilege if the Vikings ever win one.

  21. I find it funny that the only people defending the call are seachickens fans, Vikings fans (always spewing their jealous venom on packers boards) and people that are jealous of Floyd’s money.

  22. @jessethegreat

    I find it funny that you for some reason think that I am a seahawks fan.

    I am not. Actually, I am a Browns fan. Since this particular game was two NFC teams, I had no rooting interest whatsoever.

    And I am not “defending the call”. It appeared to be a bad call. But again, an NFL team that scores 12 points in a game can expect to lose. Bad call or not. I just get sick of this topic.

    TWELVE POINTS. Defend that, pal.

  23. filthymcnasty1 says:Mar 14, 2013 3:21 PM

    contra74 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:31 PM

    “Packers fans let you know how dominant their team is when they win.”

    Don’t worry. I’m sure that you (or your descendents) will enjoy the privilege if the Vikings ever win one.
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    Dont make this a Vikings vs. Packers case because its not. As you can, fans from different teams are quick to call out packer fans for their constant whining.

  24. Dont make this a Vikings vs. Packers case because its not. As you can, fans from different teams are quick to call out packer fans for their constant whining.

    WHAT? Thats ALL this is Contra..and I can’t ever read a Packer blog without you chiming in. You are never on the Bear blogs..or the Lions. This had been a Bi-queens-Packer bitchfest since it’s inception. NOBODY cares about the Packers more than the Viking fans , and anyone who reads PFT can attest to that. The BEARS are the Packers nuber 1 rival and we sure don’t cry bitch piss and moan everytime anyone writes or talks about the Packers..face it..you guys can’t stand it cuz your states are mirror images of each other..with Wisky winning the edge on sports teams..grow up.

  25. cobaltdriver says:
    Mar 14, 2013 5:06 PM
    Dont make this a Vikings vs. Packers case because its not. As you can, fans from different teams are quick to call out packer fans for their constant whining.

    WHAT? Thats ALL this is Contra..and I can’t ever read a Packer blog without you chiming in. You are never on the Bear blogs..or the Lions. This had been a Bi-queens-Packer bitchfest since it’s inception. NOBODY cares about the Packers more than the Viking fans , and anyone who reads PFT can attest to that. The BEARS are the Packers nuber 1 rival and we sure don’t cry bitch piss and moan everytime anyone writes or talks about the Packers..face it..you guys can’t stand it cuz your states are mirror images of each other..with Wisky winning the edge on sports teams..grow up.
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    Ever come on to a Vikings thread? No bears or lions fans, just packer fans acting as trolls. And no, I’m not from Minnesota but way to assume that only Vikings fans are from there. Grow u, you can’t take it when another team rightfully takes a shot at yours.

  26. Viking fans have a massive inferiority complex, and are tired and angry about being the runt of the NFC North litter. It consumes them.

    It is what it is, and Packer fans are fairly well adjusted to their despicable behavior.

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