On Twitter, everyone was abuzz with the news that Dallas Mavericks owner and general rich guy Mark Cuban turned $1 million into $20 million with a big bet on such an outcome.
I HAD SAFETY ON THE FIRST PLAY IN VEGAS !!!!!!!!!! 1mm to 1.. $20mm BABY. #Unbelievable— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) February 2, 2014
Turns out, though, he was totally joking.
Psych :).— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) February 2, 2014
It's worth noting that it's spelled "sike" (right?). It's also worth noting that the actual prop value was more like 40:1 or 50:1 in Vegas.
The larger point is that Cuban can joke about betting $1 million on a Super Bowl prop bet and everyone will believe it. That's how much money he has.