Anyone who either plays fantasy football or bets on NFL games can agree on this sentiment: garbage time can be the absolute worst.
In yesterday’s NFL season opener between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers, a touchdown in that timeframe just so happened to cost some gamblers a big chunk of cash.
In the game’s final seconds, Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger, and the score was 28-21 with two seconds remaining. But then people suddenly remembered that the spread of the game was seven points, and ESPN’s Darren Rovell summed the situation up perfectly with one tweet.
How did Antonio Brown's garbage time TD last night affect gamblers? pic.twitter.com/aO0pn4AB17
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 11, 2015
"That'll make a couple of people happy." — Al Michaels beautifully referencing the 7-8 point spread.
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) September 11, 2015
It just goes to show you that when it comes to placing bets on the game, ALWAYS just pick a team and the over/under.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports