It's up, it's good, it cost me 60 grand

Page 2's Darren Rovell sits through an excruciating Super Bowl with a gambler holding 60-to-1 odds on the Panthers.

Updated: February 5, 2004, 12:50 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | Page 2 columnist

HOUSTON -- When Adam Vinatieri's kick sailed through the uprights at 9:26 p.m on Sunday, Greg Welsh slumped down in his chair in the opposite end zone and finally accepted defeat.

The end of a six-month dream was a tiring four hours for Welsh.

Last summer, on the morning of July 23, he placed a $1,000 bet at 60-to-1 odds that the Carolina Panthers would win Super Bowl XXXVIII. The potential of a $60,000 payday meant that from the more than 30,000 individual wagers placed on the ...

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