The Bucks may have sucked, but Ted Ginn Jr. paid off at 8 to 1 with his opening touchdown.
Not only hearts were broken when OSU got slaughtered by the Gators Monday — a few wallets got clipped as well.
With OSU going into the game as 7 to 7.5 favorites, the house was very, very happy. "We always reap the benefits of big upsets," says Susan Mainzer spokeswoman for Bodog.com, one of the web's largest gaming sites.
But all was not lost, according to Bodog. "As with any major football game, we had a large number of Proposition wagers. Prop wagers give the bettor the opportunity to bet on nearly every aspect of the game. One type of prop that has always been popular gives bettors the ability to pick the player to score the first touchdown of the game. Those who picked Ted Ginn Jr. were happy very early on in the game, getting paid out 8/1 on their bets after his amazing kickoff return to start things off."
So how are the title hopes looking for the Bucks in 2008? 28 to 1. — Denise Grollmus