Minty Bets gives her winners & losers for the week, including the NBA Top Shot phenomenon, North Dakota State snapping its historical win streak, Baylor no longer unbeaten & the Minnesota Wild's hot streak.
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It's time for this week's winners and losers. Let's lead off with a winner: NBA Top Shot. NBA Top Shot did $37 million in sales over a 24-hour period. Now, if you're not familiar with NBA Top Shot, it's a digital marketplace where you can buy, sell, and trade NBA highlights called Moments. These Moments range anywhere from $9 to $250,000.
Yep, that's right. For the price of a three-bedroom house in Las Vegas, you can own a highlight of Zion blocking a shot. NBA Top Shot is on track to be the new way to trade cards. Speaking of trading cards, what's the over-under Vegas Dave sells one of these things for $3 million just like he did that Mike Trout card?
Let's move on to a loser: North Dakota State football. SIU was +600 to win that game, and unfortunately for North Dakota State, that win from Southern Illinois broke their 39-game win streak, which was the longest streak in FCS history. This was the biggest college football upset this year.
Speaking of upsets in college sports, number two Baylor suffered their first loss of the season to 17th-ranked Kansas as a 3 and 1/2 point favorite. The game was pretty much even in the first half, and then Kansas dominated after the break and went on to win by 13 points.
Let's wrap this thing up with a winner. The Minnesota Wild broke the LA Kings' six-game win streak by continuing a six-game win streak of their own. More impressively, they won in OT with less than a second left.
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MINTY BETS: I guess you could say that was pretty wild. But other than Minnesota, I think the winners here are all of us that watched the game, as both these teams wore their retro uniforms. And they were awesome.