Super Bowl Streaker May Have Made Himself 300,000 Dollars
Super bowl LV was not as exciting as many expected. While everyone was hoping for a shootout between two of the NFL’s best quarterbacks, that is not what we received. However, one thing exciting did happen in the fourth quarter of the big game.
Streakers are common in sports. Many can remember the streaker that ran on the field during the 2017 World Series, or during the World Cup in 2019. Well now we can add Super Bowl LV to the list. A few minutes into the 4th quarter of a lopsided game, a man in a thong broke out of the stands, and ran down the middle of the field and into the endzone, before being tackled by security.
The television broadcast, did not show the streaker on their cameras, however this “censorship” immediately drove everyone to social media, where there were plenty of videos of the streaker to go around. However, this may not have been the usual streaker running around for attention or youtube content, this streaker allegedly could have just made himself a little under half a million dollars.
As of now, there are 2 theories surrounding the streaker, who was identified as Yuri Andrade on Monday. One of these theories makes a bit more sense, and the other is a bit more far fetched, however they are both entirely possible.
As soon as Andrade was released from jail the Monday after the Super Bowl, a tweet surfaced which led many to believe that Andrade was not just an attention seeking fan, but somewhat of a genius. Prop bets are very common for the Super Bowl. Unlike bets on the outcome of the game, they are playful wagers where people try to predict the unpredictable.
Examples of prop bets include: What color gatorade will be poured on the winning coach? How many outfit changes will the halftime show performer have? And, who will win the toss at the start of the game? These wagers are almost always for small sums of money, and are administered by smaller groups, not by the sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
The tweet had a picture of Yuri Andrade at a restaurant in Tampa, where he allegedly placed $50,000 on a prop bet at +750 that there would be a streaker at the super bowl. If there was indeed a streaker, Andrade was set to win around $375,000. Naturally, Andrade would have taken matters into his own hands, so the theory said he went to the Super Bowl, had a friend distract security, and ran onto the field. After paying $1,000 dollars to bail himself out of jail, Andrade would have walked away with $374,000, and a great story to tell his grandkids.
While it is a fun theory, it is most likely false. Prop bets are usually just for fun and include little to no money. Someone accepting $50,000 for a prop bet is unheard of, and ridiculous.
Either way, I think we all owe one to Andrade, who made a disappointing Super Bowl just a little bit more exciting.
Avi Paulson is a student at the College Preparatory School. He lives in the Bay Area, and is an avid viewer of baseball. He plays various sports, and is a writer for At the Buzzer.
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