Super Bowl Prop Bets: Giants Fan Jona Rechnitz Does It Right After Winning $50k

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IFebruary 6, 2012

Wanna know how to win a quick $50,000?

New York Giants fan Jona Rechnitz knows. All he did was bet $1,000 that the first score of Super Bowl XLVI would be a Giants safety.

Now, after collecting $50,000 on 50-to-1 odds, he plans to give it all away to charity, according to That includes giving $5,000 to Tom Brady's charity of choice, and treating him to an all-expenses-paid falafel dinner.

Now that's awesome.

Rechnitz, who runs a successful real estate company in New York, will also handsomely reward the Giants linemen who cause the safety, in the form of $5,000 apiece to the charities of their  choices. respectively.

Rechnitz has succeeded in two ways: He acted selflessly when he easily could have pocketed the money, and he gets to stick it to Brady in his own mischievous way.

Imagine being Brady and having some Giants fan contacting you and asking you if you wanted to go out for dinner, as well as offering $5,000 for intentionally grounding in the end zone in the Super Bowl. That may seem like a nice gesture, but c'mon, that's rubbing it (falafel) in your face.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots walks off the field after losing to the New York Giants by a score of 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Ezra Sh
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I say "three cheers" for Rechnitz. It's not often that you see someone magically win 50 grand and not even think twice about keeping the money. That kind of money could buy you all kinds of Eli Manning Fatheads. Heck, it could buy you an Eli Manning signature.

The Super Bowl prop bets were well-documented this year. From how long Kelly Clarkson would sing the national anthem to how many times Peyton Manning would be shown on TV during the Big Game, the prop bets garnered a lot of attention.

But the biggest prop bet of them all will be going to charity.

However, I'm sure some of that dough would be a source of comfort for a few Patriots fans out there.

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