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Pair of fans have 100,000 reason$ to root for Auburn

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Coming off a three-win season that saw it go winless in the SEC and fire its head coach, Auburn was an afterthought entering the 2013 season when it came to the conference race let alone the chase for a BCS title.

12 wins and an SEC championship later, the Tigers will face top-ranked Florida State for the right to claim what will be the final BCS championship trophy early next month — and there are a couple of individuals out there who couldn’t be happier.

Sportsbook.com revealed Monday that, prior to the start of the season, two individuals placed $100 wagers on Auburn to win the 2013 BCS title prior to the start of the season.  As the Tigers carried 1,000/1 odds to win the championship at the time the bets were placed, those two individuals stand to pull in a cool $100,000 if Auburn can get past Florida State Jan. 6 in Pasadena.

Prior to the SEC championship game win over Missouri that propelled Auburn into its matchup with the Seminoles, Bloomberg News reported that, per the Las Vegas Hotel Superbook, at least 14 people had laid various amounts of money on the Tigers at 1,000/1.

Sportsbook.com has the Seminoles listed as a 7.5-point favorite over the Tigers as of Tuesday morning.

(Tip O’ the Cap: Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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7 Responses to “Pair of fans have 100,000 reason$ to root for Auburn”
  1. lbijake says: Dec 10, 2013 4:58 PM

    The people of Ohio are not amused.

  2. Deb says: Dec 10, 2013 5:15 PM

    Hope they’re both diehard Auburn fans who were showing love to their team rather than disinterested gamblers playing a long shot. That would make winning–if they do–much sweeter!

  3. tampabayirish says: Dec 10, 2013 5:21 PM

    They might want to consider making a complementary wager on Florida State to lock in a gain. That way they can’t lose. They won’t win a $100k but they are guaranteed to win something.

  4. normtide says: Dec 10, 2013 5:24 PM

    Either they are die hard fans, or…. time travel does exist.

  5. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Dec 10, 2013 5:29 PM

    I completely forgot I made that bet! ;)

  6. mnwildfan15 says: Dec 10, 2013 5:48 PM

    Charles Barkley probably, or MJ.

  7. normtide says: Dec 11, 2013 8:44 AM

    One of the two was mentioned on my local news. They said he was in line to win $50k. They showed the betting slip, and it said 50k in possible winnings too. Maybe a different bet? But hate to know I could have gotten twice as good odds.

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