Giants vs. 49ers: 50 Cent Proves to Be a Bigger Gambler Than Floyd Mayweather

Zachary D. Rymer@zachrymerMLB Lead WriterJanuary 23, 2012

LAS VEGAS - MAY 05:  Rapper 50 Cent listens during a news conference after Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Oscar De La Hoya by split decision in their WBC super welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 5, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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While most New York Giants fans were celebrating their team's victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday night, famed rapper 50 Cent was celebrating and counting his money.

He wasn't doing it just because he has more money than the rest of us and he simply enjoys counting it, mind you. He was counting it because the Giants' victory gave him a little extra cash.

We know this because Mr. Jackson tweeted this on Sunday night:

Yup, 50 won $500K betting on the Giants, who beat the 49ers in overtime by the final of 20-17.

Why did he bet so much money on the Giants, you ask?

Well, because he can, for one. For two, he apparently felt like obeying the voices in his head:

I'll tell ya, it must be nice to just sit back and chill with two giant bundles of cash on your shoulders. I've never had the pleasure, and I suspect I never will.

If you want to, you can scold 50 for being so reckless with his money, but I'm not going to do that. It's his money, and he can do with it as he pleases. Besides, I'm not much of a rap fan, but my understanding is that 50 is just one of those guys who doesn't give a you-know-what.

What I will question is the originality of 50's boasting about his high-stakes sports gambling on Twitter. Boxing great Floyd Mayweather, Jr. beat him to it, as he took to Twitter earlier this month to brag about bets he had made on college football bowl games and NBA contests.

I guess this is why they call him "Money." Or not. In fact, that's a bad joke and I apologize for it.

However, I'll give 50 credit for daring to lay down more money than Money did in any of his sports bets. Mr. Jackson is apparently more confident in the teams he bets on than Money is.

Another thing Money didn't do is explain what he was going to do with his winnings. That's where 50 gets an edge, as he didn't mind sharing with his five million-plus followers what he's going to do with his winnings:

Now that's just plain sweet. You have my approval, Mr. Jackson.

The question now, naturally, is whether 50 will bet on his Giants to beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. And if he does, will he raise the stakes even higher?

My best guesses: yes and yes.

Regardless, I'm sure he'll let us know on Twitter.

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