Cowboys Loss Makes Nation Happy, One Man Rich

There are those among us who would pay a million dollars, if we had it, just to see the Cowboys lose. But, rather than only delighting the vast majority of football fans, Dallas’ late game collapse made one providential prognosticator a very rich man. For correctly picking his 25th game in a row, ESPN - or more accurately, whoever ESPN got to insure the contest - will give the living legend known only as Bigsam1122 a cool million dollars.

Scrooge McDuck

(Artist’s conception of Bigsam1122.)

While $1 million is less than a thousandth of the cost of the new Cowboys stadium, that’s still a big chunk of change to you and me, and likely Big Sam, who hails from Brooklyn. A streak that started way back in October with him correctly picking the Rays’ only World Series win finally came to a close with a deliciously schadenfreudian Tony Romo pick six. But what of the identity of Big Sam, who will soon be inundated with long lost friends, cousins, and me, all lining up for a handout?

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