Business Insider- Later identified as Yuri Andrade, the fan had a pretty successful run as far as streakers go. He made it onto the field, got some photos taken of himself in a hot-pink one-piece emblazoned with the name of an adult website, and evaded security long enough to interrupt the game. He even got a fantastic call from the legendary play-by-play man Kevin Harlan, who was broadcasting the game over the radio.
But after his stunt, reports began coming out that Andrade's run had been even more successful than initially thought. Andrade had not only made it onto the field but also claimed to have done so after placing a $50,000 wager that the Super Bowl would have a streaker, which would bring in $374,000 in winnings.
First thing's first.
This fuckin Yuri guy is a moron. Pretty sure we all agree on that.
"Loose lips sink ships."
Were you in this thing for the money, Yuri, or for the clout and "fame"?
All you had to do was keep your mouth shut and let your friends' bets clear. If you wanted to go on social media and brag about your scheme or on radio you could have waited six months. Six weeks even.
This was the hot rumor on the internet streets and circulating in-text threads last week after the game.
But nobody credible substantiated it so it wasn't really taken seriously.
It seemed like a bunch of bullshit because anybody dumb enough to streak at the pandemic Super Bowl couldn't be smart enough to orchestrate a fix like this. Right?
Plus, what book on this planet lets you place prop bets that high?
I don't know of one that lets me wager anything more than $50.
So rumors that this jamoke laid 50k on himself were quickly discounted by anybody with a brain.
Andrade's claim immediately raised eyebrows in the betting community. Patrick Everson of Covers said on Twitter that offshore sportsbooks likely would have had limits in place to prevent such a bet from being made.
But despite initial suspicions, it appears that there was some truth to Andrade's claim, though he still won't be cashing in on his run.
Andrade told a Tampa radio station that he had gotten friends to place wagers from different accounts on the gambling site Bovada. They bet that there would be a fan on the field at +750 odds. With several smaller wagers rather than one big $50,000, it's more conceivable that Andrade could have gotten a healthy wager down on his run.
According to a report from A.J. Perez at Front Office Sports, Bovada was working to identify accounts that knew of Andrade's planned stunt.
According to Perez, Bovada is refunding those that wagered there would not be a fan on the field during the game and paying out winning bets for accounts that were not linked to early knowledge of Andrade's plan. Perez wrote that one bettor who said he had no prior knowledge of the stunt had already had his account shut down by Bovada.
Ultimately, it looks as though Andrade's plan to bet on himself won't end up in the big payday that he had hoped for, but it appears he came closer to success than many initially suspected.
As mentioned, everybody originally thought this was a scheme by a pornsite to get some free publicity so maybe Yuri hedged his bet on himself by whoring himself out for the ad as well? Or he was just wetting his beak twice?
Either way, kid's a fucking moron and I have zero sympathies for him losing out on $374,000 because he has nobody to blame but himself. All he had to do was keep his mouth shut and he would have been a legend.
At least we got the Kevin Harlan call out of this clown show.
p.s. - I feel like a $500 fine for streaking at the Super Bowl is a BARGAIN. How is that not way higher?