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2008: Looking back on a year of bad sports bets

Updated: April 13, 2011, 4:21 PM ET
By Doug Williams

On the night Tiger Woods won his last major -- the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, on June 16, 2008 -- it seemed a solid bet Woods would soon pass Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major victories. At age 32, Woods already had 14 majors. Now, that bet doesn't look so solid. In that summer of 2008, the bet on Woods wouldn't have been the only one to flop. Consider:

Bet No. 1: Michael Vick will never star in the NFL again

The ex-Falcons QB was in prison and declared bankruptcy ...

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