Scott Van Pelt’s SportsCenter is already one of the best things on ESPN, and the weekly Bad Beats segment with Stanford Steve is always a highlight.
Last night, it went nearly ten minutes, and frankly we would have watched even more. If you’re somehow reading this without knowing the context of the segment: it looks at unlikely garbage time moments and (most often) mishaps that lead to a gambling outcome sure to leave losing bettors frustrated/devastated/catatonic, depending on their financial stake.
(If you don’t have nine minutes to spare right now, start at the 6:29 mark for the final game, Abilene Christian at Virginia. It’s incredible.)
Without further ado:
The worst week of Bad Beats this football season. Many have called it, an All time edition.
They’re awful. Enjoy. pic.twitter.com/x9KazYnYwv
— Stanford Steve (@StanfordSteve82) November 24, 2020
It’s a weird time for sports, with games being canceled or on the verge of being canceled left and right. It’s also a weird time for a holiday week, considering how impossible it is to responsibly travel and see friends and family. It sounds silly, but there’s something very comforting about watching SVP and Stanford Steve doing this, and doing it this well.
SVP "The horse is on him"
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) November 24, 2020
SVP and Stanford Steve deserve Sports Emmy’s for this segment/highlight https://t.co/iFtetuXWNC
— Tommy Yoon (@Typical_Tom) November 24, 2020
Bad Beats on the Monday night SportsCenter is absolute must-watch tv, every. single. week. Incredible content and fantastic entertainment. SVP and Stanford Steve have a great rapport, and the perfect approach to it. Hilarious!
I always make it a point to watch. ???
— Dan Merker (@danmerker) November 24, 2020
Thanks to everyone involved there, especially the Virginia coordinator who called the wrong play by accident.
So you mean to tell me:
-UVA accidentally called a double pass instead of a clock killer in their own end zone leading to a safety
-which gave Abeliene the ball after the free kick
-they then threw a pick 6 on as time expired so UVA covered -39.5 by .5 due to clerical error https://t.co/6n52PkltHe
— Richard??Johnson (@RJ_Writes) November 24, 2020