Not five minutes after one of our knuckle-dragging ancestors first lopped off a nut from the carcass of a bull mammoth and started kicking it around, another ancestor wagered his best spear head that he could kick it farther.
Sports and betting--a pairing as inevitable as peanut butter and jelly, as wet t-shirts and boobies.
And like athletes, bettors have good days and bad, they win and they lose, they sweat and they gasp, they scrutinize the weather and pray to the gods, they look for enemy strengths and enemy weaknesses.
They live for thrill.
And once in a remarkable while, they defy incredible odds.
Click on to see some of the greatest bets in sports history.