Imagine being thisclose to $50,000, only to see it slip through your fingertips.
Before college football season started, Skiba bet $100 on his school, Auburn, to win the national championship, at 500-1 odds. With the Tigers coming off a 3-9 season, it seemed like a sucker bet. Then the improbable happened: Auburn made it to the
The Tigers even took a lead late in the game, only to see it vanish, along with Skiba's $50,000 payoff, when Florida State scored in the final seconds for a 34-31 victory.
"I regret nothing," Skiba told
"It was a bit of a life-changing experience just from the exposure standpoint."