Like many of us out there, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather likes to bet on NFL games at a sportsbook. Nay, scratch that; Money loves him some good ol’ NFL gambling. According to an ESPN interview, that is. You see, Money puts his pants on one leg at a time like any of us. The difference is that once his pants are on, he spends hundreds of thousands of dollars – and sometimes even millions – on gambling. As a matter of fact, at the beginning of the interview, he made a quick phone call to transfer $100,000 into a different bank account, explaining that he was “making a bet today.”
Why he didn’t do that before the interview or wait until it was over to do it is why he’s a showman and we’re not. According to Money, his love for gambling is actually another expression of his fierce competitiveness, and he started wagering with his friends even at an early age. He went from betting a couple of dollars with his childhood friends to “one of the biggest sportsbook bettors in Las Vegas.” He added that “they gave me my own room with TVs. It’s the TMT room. And then also in VIP in the sportsbook is only for The Money Team.” Who’s they, though? Unless he means the entire city of Las Vegas. That’s some serious clout right there. You don’t see Conor McGregor get his own VIP room with TVs.
So Money likes to bet on NFL games. He likes to get his NFL gambling on. But what about ‘the’ NFL Game. Super Bowl 51. Money is also very similar to us on this, saying that it will most likely come down to the Cowboys and Patriots. And if that were the case, Money’s money would be on the Pats. “You can’t go against Brady, but Prescott and the running back, Zeke Elliot, hell of a running back. And Prescott, came from Mississippi State? See, I know a little,” Money said. You’re absolutely correct, Floyd; you do know a little.
In addition to all of the above, Money also likes to put his money on college football, as well as the NBA and NCAA hoops. In that sense, he proves to be of sound mind, too, pointing out that the Golden State Warriors will be even more difficult to beat now that they have Kyle Korver. All things considered, one could do worse than follow Money’s advice; after all, his nickname is Money. And it’s not an ironic nickname, either.
The man is, figuratively, made of money. What is ironic, though, is that for such an NFL gambling man, he wouldn´t want the Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas. However, that’s out of concern for his fellow athletes. He doesn’t want them to bet on NFL games like he does, and in Vegas the temptation would be too great. As for him, it’s cool, because he is actually retired and has more money than he knows what to do with.