Jim McIngvale likes to run sports-related promotions at his store, Gallery Furniture in Houston. The deals have become so legendary, that Mack was invited to throw out the first pitch for Game Six of the World Series. This season McIngvale, who is better known by his marketing nickname, Mattress Mack, guaranteed customers who spent $3,000 or more at his store double their money back if the Astros won the World Series. Well, the Astros beat the Phillies in six games. But don’t worry about Mack’s money woes. He always hedges on these promotions with sports bets. So he wins even when it seems like he lost. The same can’t be said for the sports books where he laid his bet. ESPN: ‘Mattress Mack’ wins historic $75M payout off Astros’ title. Ironically, in the current market, sports betting is about the only place you can make a profit and the only safe place to keep your winnings is under a mattress.

+ Mack had a better weekend than Philadephia fans, but their hometown was not entirely devoid of celebration. Hundreds cheer the red carpet eating of 40th rotisserie chicken, ‘a part of Philly history.’ Just my luck, I bet on the chicken.