Legendary sports bookie Stu Feiner was on the Spittin' Chiclets podcast this morning and... well buckle up if you haven't listened to it yet.
If you're unfamiliar with Feiner he's a character like no other. He has won millions of dollars setting sports bets going back to the 1980s. He then blew threw millions. He established a series of 1-900 numbers in the 1990s and earned himself millions more. Lost millions more and on and on. His life has been such a roller coaster that it inspired a 2005 movie entitled 'Two for the Money' in which Al Pacino portrayed Feiner in the lead role.
Suffice it to say that Feiner has stories for days.
When it comes to hockey though, this one sticks out. Check out Feiner telling the story about how Jaromir Jagr still owes him $60,000 stemming from lost bets in the early 1990s:
"Oh ya, Jaromir Jagr that scumbag fuck. Jaromir, fuck you! You owe me $60,000 you prick! This is from when the offshore sports books first started. He was living in his Mother's house. He didn't have the balls to get on the fucking phone. He lost $1.3 million to SBG Global in the like early 90s. He was betting $100,000 a game. The guy who owned the sports book says, 'Stu, do you know this guy? He's terrible, maybe you'll help him.' So I call him up, I make him like $130,000. He beat us out of the money, didn't pay us nothing. Called the house like 20 times and the Mother kept telling us she was calling the cops. He wasn't good to us. But again he lost $1.2 million... well God only knows what he lost but I know he lost $1.2 million to the number one offshore sports book in the world because he was betting with my buddy. But I don't know what he lost to other sports books. But he was not nice to us. I think he lost 12 straight $100,000 bets."
- Stu Feiner
Feiner then goes on to tell more stories about legendary NHLers like Ken Daneyko and Jeremy Roenick. It's definitely worht a listen.
To listen to the entire interview, click below: