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Man who bet on SB safety to donate to charity

Posted on: February 7, 2012 2:52 pm
 
Justin Tuck's safety on Tom Brady won a man $50,000. (AP)
By Josh Katzowitz

In the immediate aftermath of the first-quarter safety in Super Bowl XVLI, when Justin Tuck forced Tom Brady into an intentional grounding penalty while throwing from the end zone, a few writers in the auxiliary press box started looking up the prop bet odds that surely would pay off in a huge way for at least one person.

Well, a guy named Jona Rechnitz had played a $1,000 wager that a safety would occur, and with those 50-1 odds, he suddenly was $50,000 richer. But not for long.

That’s because as TMZ reports (via Yahoo Sports), Rechnitz plans to donate all the post-tax money to various charities, including one of Brady’s choice. Rechnitz, a big Giants fan, also apparently wants to donate $5,000 to the charity of Tuck’s choice.

Even crazier, Rechnitz -- who owns a capital investment firm in Manhattan and who apparently does quite well for himself -- only makes one Super Bowl bet per year. Luckily for him and his future recipients, this year’s wager panned out rather nicely.

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Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:16 pm
 

Man who bet on SB safety to donate to charity

Remember when communism was a bad word........



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:14 pm
 

Man who bet on SB safety to donate to charity

One point I think some people are missing...

Who said the guy was wealthy?  Whether he is or not, I applaud him for his actions.  However, just because he carries "investment" in his job description, does not mean he is wealthy.  You know what happens when you assume.

To be clear, I would not describe an individual who makes 250k a year in New York City, wealthy.  Especially, if he is married with kids.



He OWNS a capital investment firm in Manhattan.  I think its safe to assume hes wealthy... 


tallsarabrightm
Since: Feb 7, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 5:58 pm
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Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2012 5:55 pm
 

Man who bet on SB safety to donate to charity

Yes, teets3, that is what I was going for.  But nice to see you know 4th grade math, if not economic policy and ethics.

Nice to see the resentment isn't unleashed only on those who give $50,000 to charity.

And you're right.  It's highly unethical and crippling economically for a man to give $50,000 to charity.

Sleep tight.     


tallsarabrightm
Since: Feb 7, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 5:47 pm
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Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2012 5:47 pm
 

Man who bet on SB safety to donate to charity

Well Said Sir, Well said.



Since: Feb 6, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 5:42 pm
 

Man who bet on SB safety to donate to charity

hey quadudle...maybe this rich guy can donate to you a nice comfy tent for when you are on one of your 'occupy' missions.  LOL



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 5:41 pm
 

Man who bet on SB safety to donate to charity

QUADRUPLE_PLAY........

Have you ever bought a $1 lottery ticket?  Played Lotto?  Bought a square on a Super Bowl board?  I bet you have......it's called gambling.  You win some, you lose some.  This guy was lucky and won.  Then he turned around and actually "redistributed his wealth" just like Obama thinks we all should.....and the left wing liberal nut jobs like yourself still aren't happy.

Let me ask you this......if the story said "Man gives $50K to charity for no reason", would you still be blaming America and CBS Sports?? Or is it just the fact he placed a bet?  Because people can't pay their mortgages, this guy shouldn't be allowed to bet?  That is a sick notion.  Let's say you own a company that makes widgets and you make $1 million a year. I'm your neighbor and I also own a company that makes widgets, except I only make $500,000 a year.....Are you going to give me $250K so we both make $750,000?? I doubt it!  But, that's basically the premise of the Obama system of wealth redistribution!

Anybody can be successful in this country and be part of the so-called "1%" (or even the .01% if they really work hard enough!).  The problem with this country is too many people feel they are ENTITLED to everything just because it is America!  Too many people sitting at home collecting government handouts because they make out better than if they got a job flipping burgers.

Once we get rid of or significantly reduce the archaic entitlement system we've created, people will get off their lazy butts.  Then America will turn around......for we don't need more taxes, we need more TAXPAYERS!

<<Stepping down from his soapbox>>



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 5:39 pm
 

Man who bet on SB safety to donate to charity

makes the story, better knowing that.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 5:38 pm
 

Man who bet on SB safety to donate to charity

Thanks Phisheads...


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