Sports Chicago man bets life savings on Cubs to win the World Series

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  1. 58lambert58

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    The Cubs are, by no small margin, the best team in baseball this season. They're 24-6 overall, and are one of only 10 teams in history to win 24 of their first 30 games. Five of those other nine teams went on to win the World Series.

    According to Net One Sports, a Chicago man named Don Majewski feels so good about the Cubs this year that he bet just about his entire life savings on the team winning the World Series. Earlier this month he withdrew $200,000 from savings, flew to Las Vegas, and put it on the Cubs. Here's his ticket (photo via Net One Sports):

    The Cubs have a 3-to-1 payout, so, as you can see on the ticket, Majewksi will make a $600,000 profit if the Cubs do indeed win the World Series for the first time in 108 years. After taxes and all that, he figures he's looking at about $530,000.

    “I waited overnight before buying the ticket because I promised my wife I'd sleep on it,” says the 54-year-old sanitation worker turned carpenter. “I've been watching the Cubs my whole life, and when you've been doing that, you know that this team is truly special,” says Majewski.

    “I know it seems crazy, but what am I risking, really?” asks the 54-year-old Majewski. “I could save for six more years, and maybe I'd have, what, a quarter million to live on for the rest of my life? And that's if the market doesn't tank again.”

    Majewski says he wishes he would have placed the bet sooner, when the Cubs had worse World Series odds. They were 6-to-1 back in April, so for every dollar he bet, he would win six.
     
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    What a fucking moron. :jj:
     
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    I might have to out some money on them when I'm down in Vegas next week :bigthink
     
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    Sounds like s good idea. I'm sure this will end well.
     
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    Scrub fans can blame this asshole now when they lose and finally leave Bartman alone. :facepalm:
     
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    what's up Lambert, got any new celeb nudes for us?
     
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    And when they Cubs don't win and he is broke we will be reading about his gofundme plea to help pay his bills
     
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    200k is his life savings?! Haha!
     
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    :spit:
     
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    Might as well go all in and get a Cubs world championship tattoo.
     
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    Ya can't pick it up unless you put it down. Pulling for this guy.
     
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    I hope the Cubs lose in the division series. Dumbass.
     
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    Arrieta isn't gonna look like Walter Johnson in September and October

    just wait til Lackey and Lester start losing interest in late July/early August
     
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    he should have called gamblers anonymous first. I'd like to be a fly on the wall when he loses and has to tell the wife.
     
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    Can't wait for the Mets to knock them out of the playoffs in the NLCS again.
     
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    I would like nothing more than to see the Cubs win the World Series, and they are on their way to greatness, but this is one dumb Pollock.
     
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    He's going to end up killing himself.
     
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