The man we used to call Meathead apparently knows a thing or two about horses. Or maybe horse meat.
According to various reports, former Vikings head coach and, most recently, Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice won more than $100,000 by picking the winners in six straight horse races.
It happened, via Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com, at Del Mar Surfside Race Place in California. A $128 wager resulted in $100,796.20.
Tice called it “the excitement of my life right now.” It’s likely even more exciting than reselling Super Bowl tickets.
“I’m a horse guy. Belmont and Saratoga started, and throughout my football life, I’ve never been able to play them because I’ve always been in training camp,” Tice said.
Fittingly, it’s called a Pick 6. Even more fittingly, the $100,796.20 offsets (with a little interest) the $100,00 fine Tice paid in 2005 for the Super Bowl scalping scandal.