Lunatic Sports Gambler Places Asinine Bet On Browns To Finish With The NFL’s Worst Record In 2021

Some sports gambler placed a $700 bet on the Cleveland Browns to finish with the NFL's worst record during the 2021 NFL season

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  • The sports gambler dropped a $700 bet that would return $175,000
  • But the Cleveland Browns (really!) are expected by many to compete for a Super Bowl during the 2021 NFL season
  • With stars at multiple positions, Twitter didn’t exactly take kindly to the bold gamble

As a casual sports gambler myself, I know the temptation that going big to win money can bring. Hell, just the other day, I specifically told my fiance I was forever done betting on sports after a NBA daily fantasy lineup I thought could win some cash ended up falling flat on its face — all because Dwight Powell didn’t play more than about 10 minutes for the Dallas Mavericks. Talk about a serious buzzkill.

My personal story aside, many people who enjoy sports betting know that it’s not easy winning money. But, hey, that’s not going to stop them from trying to find the one lucky gamble that can bring serious returns. Just look at all those sports gamblers who bet big on Phil Mickelson to win the PGA Championship. It’s safe to say they’re all really happy right now.

While every bettor is digging deep to try and find the one outcome that can win big, there are some gambles just not worth taking.

For instance, take this person who bet $700 on the Cleveland Browns to finish with the worst record in the league during the 2021 NFL season. Sure, the money spent isn’t a ton, but, man, it just sort of seems like the cash could be better spent — especially when considering the payout is $175,000. That’s not exactly life-changing money, guys.

Now, look, the NFL season always delivers surprises that are unforeseen. The Browns reaching the postseason last NFL season was something many probably didn’t think would happen, so, who knows, maybe this sports gambler gets lucky and the franchise returns to a spot it’s been used to over the past two decades: As one of the league’s worst teams.

But with Baker Mayfield, Myles Garrett, Odell Beckham Jr., Nick Chubb, Jarvis Landry, and a ton of other talented players on both sides of the ball, some see the Browns as a legit Super Bowl contender, not a team vying for the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NFL Draft. Weirder things have happened, though — re: Phil Mickelson’s PGA Championship victory.

While anything is possible when betting on sports, there aren’t too many people on Twitter who believe this particular sports gambler laid down a good choice here. The reactions on social media prove that.

When it comes to sports betting, you can’t win if you don’t play. So kudos to this gambler for really trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat with this Browns bet.

Unfortunately, with a roster talented enough to win the AFC, the sports gambler shouldn’t necessarily expect a big payday. The Browns aren’t the same ol’ Browns, folks. Maybe this person didn’t get the memo. Or maybe they really have a crystal ball nobody else does.

(H/T Browns Nation)