Auburn bet to pay off, win or lose

Updated: December 11, 2013, 5:59 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

Mark Skiba's father was on vacation in Las Vegas last January when he looked at the future odds for Auburn to win the national championship: 500 to 1.

So he called he son, a Tigers fan who graduated from the school in 1998.

"I told my dad to put $100 on it," Skiba said. "And he said, 'You're crazy.'"

Thanks to an improbable 12-1 season, which included spectacular finishes against Georgia and in the Iron Bowl against Alabama, Skiba and a handful of others have a chance ...

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