Pat McAfee fans were upset about the Steelers-Brown’s annoying finish for one major reason: Several Super Boost bets hung in the balance.
Pat McAfee has developed the sports podcast game, most notably through the big ticket partnerships he has built through The Pat McAfee Show.
There’s Aaron Rodgers Tuesday, which features exclusive weekly interviews with Rodgers that no other outlet has been able to land. Then there’s the sponsorship deal McAfee struck with FanDuel last December, which resulted in a four-year contract. 120 million dollars. For context, about McAfee 15 million dollars During eight seasons as a gambler for the Indianapolis Colts.
That was a lot of money for FanDuel, but for his part, McAfee has drawn millions of viewers, many of whom would love to join McAfee in betting on the shows he creates.
For Friday Night Football, McAfee prepared the following for the “PMI Super Boost”: The Steelers need to cover 7.5 teams, as well as need to hit Nagy Harris and Nick Chubb touchdowns.
The linebacker was delivered, but in the last play of the game, the Super Boost bet with 8-1 odds was suddenly burned. Here’s how Trilife Summing up the events leading up to another costly game play:
Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubesky hit Deontay Johnson with an 8-yard pass into the 12-yard streak as time runs out. In a desperate attempt to travel 88 yards for a successful touchdown, the Steelers started a series of sidelines. Johnson turned back to Chase Claypool, who passed back to Harris , whose side attempt hit the ground and bounced back to the end zone.
Cleveland’s Denzel Ward got the ball back in the end zone for a touchdown in the last play that gave Brown a 29-17 lead.”
The play can also be watched below, starting at the 1:23 mark.
The last play of the game caused Pat McAfee to lose at least $1,000, and caused the countless fans who took part in the bet to lose a lot as well.
In a well-intentioned move, FanDuel has publicly announced that they will return bets placed on McAfee’s Super Boost due to the way the last game unexpectedly went.
FanDuel Pat McAfee compensates the faithful for losing their big Steelers-Browns bet at the last minute.
While some on social media have argued that this is merely a presumed risk of gambling, it was a positive PR move for FanDuel to ensure their partnership with McAfee remains profitable.
In this case, the company cashed in losing the bets they rightfully won, but the way they all fell instantly left a bad taste in the mouth for many bettors.
Although bets could be turned, unfortunately for the yinzers, the final outcome of the play could not. At least, there were some who managed to get out of this game evenly, and as far as McAfee and FanDuel, the ambassador is likely to attract more betting fans as a result of the move.