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Human beings are now 100% in bets placed from outer space

Thursday night was a historic football night in America. Taylor Heinicke became the greatest former XFL backup of all time, the Giants’ totally real curse that’s completely unrelated to being a God awful football team rolled on, and sports betting reached lofty new heights … literally.

We’re of course talking about Jared Isaacman, the Neil Armstrong of sports betting, who plunked down $4,000 on the WFT-NYG over on Thursday ... from outer space.

The bet, humanity’s first-ever off-planet wager, was placed at BetMGM in Las Vegas via a proxy, and was also accompanied by a $4,000 bet on the Philadelphia Eagles to win Super Bowl LVI in February. Issacman—the CEO of Shift4Payments and the Inspiration4 Mission Commander (going to go out on a limb and say four is his lucky number)—stands to clear $264,000 on the Birds should Jalen Hurts propel them to glory, but don’t worry, he’s not hogging all that from himself.

As you’ve probably guessed, a man who can afford to bet on Thursday Night Football from space isn’t exactly hurting for funds, and thus Isaacman has pledged that potential $264,000 to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, accompanied by a $25,000 donation from BetMGM.

“This is a truly historic moment,” BetMGM chief revenue officer Matt Prevost said in a statement. “Thanks to Shift4 Payments for the incredible honor of asking BetMGM to participate. On top of the excitement of bets being made from space, we’re even more thrilled to be able to contribute and raise awareness for a great cause in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.