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Eagles fans weren't the only ones thrilled to see the Saints knocked out of the NFL playoffs Sunday.

Our betting expert Brad Feinberg didn't mind, either, as he cashed in on the Rams' 26-23 OT win over the Saints in the NFC Championship Game.

With New Orleans falling short of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, Feinberg made $57,500 because, during the week, he sold his $8,000 ticket on the Saints winning the Super Bowl. (Technically, Feinberg made $49,500 because he put down $8,000 for the initial wager.)

"Before the year, I had three huge futures. I followed these three teams like the way adults follow their kids," Feinberg said Sunday night in a phone interview with NBC Sports Philadelphia. "The Saints were my biggest future, the Rams were my second-biggest future and the Chiefs were my third-biggest future. I followed these three teams an insane amount. I watched every snap of theirs all year. These three bets, I literally followed all year and was trying to manage them.

"I had a much bigger position on New Orleans than I did the other teams. I did think New Orleans would win the game, I really did, but I didn't want to have as much of an overexposure on New Orleans as I did. So I was like, 'You know what, if I can sell this ticket and make myself more even, I don't need to be a hero.'"

Via PropSwap, Feinberg sold the ticket to FOX Sports 1 "Lock It In" co-hosts Clay Travis and "Cousin Sal" Iacono.

 

Yeah, they're not too happy.

Feinberg sure is happy with the result of his decision and you can see him Monday at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia's "Quick Slants" and Fridays at 6 p.m. on "The Daily Line."

I was able to sell that ticket. Because with numbers like that, sometimes it's not easy to unload those kind of big plays, but I was fortunate that PropSwap was able to find a buyer.

It's easier said than done because that's a pretty big … I had to have the biggest ticket in the United States before the year, I'm pretty sure on that.

I always try to look at the process, not the result. I think those guys made a good decision to buy the ticket, they got the best number you were going to get in the world. It didn't work out for them, but it doesn't mean it was a bad decision; it was just a bad result.

The Saints didn't punch their Super Bowl ticket.

And Feinberg won't forget the ticket he ditched to cash in on it.

h/t to BetChicago.com.

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