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

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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.

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58 Responses to “Floyd Mayweather: Replacement refs cost me $900,000 gambling”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Mar 14, 2013 1:23 PM

    he can make that back plus a hell of alot more if he agrees to fight a certain boxer!!!

  2. uwsptke says: Mar 14, 2013 1:23 PM

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

  3. sirsupersouthern says: Mar 14, 2013 1:24 PM

    Yeah I lost about the same…

  4. ravens4lifeudig says: Mar 14, 2013 1:24 PM

    Wish i had $9 to Gamble. Instead of Gambling all that $ y Not help people in his local Communtiy sad. A Fool and his Money Shall Part

  5. jason1214 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:25 PM

    So when Floyd is broke soon…we’ll know why.

  6. phillyrick22 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:26 PM

    MoneyTeam! All-Day! Everyday!

  7. bgdabengal says: Mar 14, 2013 1:26 PM

    they won me $400

    woohooo!!

  8. snap0179 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:26 PM

    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.

  9. pnut87 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:27 PM

    When he stops being such a punk I might give a damn.

  10. eagleswin says: Mar 14, 2013 1:27 PM

    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.

  11. leggett17 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:28 PM

    Just when I thought he was done being a role model for his people.

  12. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Mar 14, 2013 1:28 PM

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

  13. Punk says: Mar 14, 2013 1:29 PM

    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.

  14. nyyjetsknicks says: Mar 14, 2013 1:29 PM

    Isn’t that why its called gambling?

  15. rculross7 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:30 PM

    Um, Floyd, that’s why they call it gambling…

  16. ingraven says: Mar 14, 2013 1:30 PM

    Imagine what they cost the Packers. ie: Seahawks game.

  17. djigel says: Mar 14, 2013 1:30 PM

    We’ll see this story again in the sequel to the “Broke” movie on ESPN….

  18. jeffml says: Mar 14, 2013 1:31 PM

    What an idiot. He could have spent that money on an awesome birthday party for himself.

  19. jnbnet says: Mar 14, 2013 1:32 PM

    Fools!

  20. bkostela says: Mar 14, 2013 1:33 PM

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

  21. bigjdve says: Mar 14, 2013 1:33 PM

    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?

  22. wnstonchill says: Mar 14, 2013 1:33 PM

    BOO Freakin HOO!!!!!

  23. acromartieismydad says: Mar 14, 2013 1:34 PM

    Heartbreaking, hope he can overcome this tragedy.

  24. pleazenufalready says: Mar 14, 2013 1:37 PM

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

  25. 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..

  26. uwsptke says: Mar 14, 2013 1:38 PM

    That’s almost 3 birthday parties for Vince Young.

  27. chrismatthewsucks says: Mar 14, 2013 1:38 PM

    the better team won, nuff said.

  28. contra74 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:40 PM

    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.

  29. EJ says: Mar 14, 2013 1:41 PM

    He really has that much money to just throw around? I’ll make a few bets with you Floyd!

  30. vournisrad says: Mar 14, 2013 1:42 PM

    crocodile tears buddy…

  31. parms684 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:42 PM

    boo hoo cry me a river

  32. contra74 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:47 PM

    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..
    —-
    Why? So it could be a huge blowout with more tears from packerland?

  33. blueballz77 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:50 PM

    He said he was “Upset”umm I’d be suicidal ready to jump off the Verrazano bridge.

  34. profootballwalk says: Mar 14, 2013 1:52 PM

    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.

  35. osiris33 says: Mar 14, 2013 1:56 PM

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

  36. irishgary says: Mar 14, 2013 1:59 PM

    @contra74

    You mean like your tears when the Packers blew the Queens out in the playoffs?

  37. devildog911 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:01 PM

    Who gives a damn about this whiny loser. He could go broke for all I care. What you do is irrelevant to the NFL community.

  38. purplehaze12 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:01 PM

    Boxing judges are even worse than the replacement refs!

  39. juliusanonymous says: Mar 14, 2013 2:02 PM

    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.

  40. schmitty2 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:06 PM

    I bet 50 bucks that Wilson would throw a game winning INT. I’m a rich man now

  41. pigskinvalhalla says: Mar 14, 2013 2:06 PM

    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!!!!!

  42. themackstrong says: Mar 14, 2013 2:18 PM

    That game was a thing of beauty. I remember it like it was yesterday. Go Hawks!

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

    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.

  44. juliusanonymous says: Mar 14, 2013 2:51 PM

    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.

  45. footballchic777 says: Mar 14, 2013 2:55 PM

    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!

  46. NoWearMan says: Mar 14, 2013 2:57 PM

    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.

  47. pigskinvalhalla says: Mar 14, 2013 3:16 PM

    Does anyone recall the score of the Packer’s last game of the season? One that would have given them a bye?

  48. 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.

  49. purplehaze12 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:25 PM

    @pihskinvalhallah
    Christian Ponder beat them 37 – 34.

  50. jessethegreat says: Mar 14, 2013 3:27 PM

    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.

  51. gbmickey says: Mar 14, 2013 3:33 PM

    Contra the ultimate jealous fan. Commenting on everything Packers.

  52. NoWearMan says: Mar 14, 2013 3:35 PM

    @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.

  53. contra74 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:35 PM

    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.
    —–
    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.

  54. bostonboy82 says: Mar 14, 2013 3:55 PM

    Shut up and get back in the ring criminal.

  55. 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.

  56. axespray says: Mar 14, 2013 11:55 PM

    well… at least something good came out of that game.

  57. contra74 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:30 AM

    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.
    —-
    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.

  58. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 15, 2013 11:57 AM

    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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