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by: JamieD On  Monday, February 6, 2012

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Every time I browse through all of the available proposition bets leading up to the Super Bowl, I always stop to take a look at the 50-to-1 odds on a safety being the first score of the game and think to myself, “what are the chances?”

Judging by the bookmaker’s odds, I guess we can assume that the chances of a safety resulting in the first points of a Super Bowl is in fact 50-to-1.  Seeing as how we have already seen a safety recorded for the opening score of a Super Bowl before (in 1975, during Super Bowl IX between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings), I wasn’t expecting to see it happen again until at least Super Bowl LX.

I couldn’t have been more wrong!

As for the guy who placed the bet on the slip shown in the image above, he couldn’t have been more right, as Tom Brady was called for intentional grounding in the end zone during the Patriots’ first offensive play from scrimmage, a safety was awarded to the Giants, and this lucky dude was suddenly $50,000 richer.

Hat Tip – [Business Insider]