Boston.com reports that in 2014, people wagered a staggering $119 million on the Super Bowl in Nevada alone. It's clear that bets on major sporting events are common, but they're not usually made in the name of worthy causes.
This Sunday, the bookies of Las Vegas weren't the only ones to benefit from one of America's greatest "national holidays." Thanks to actors Chris Evans and Chris Pratt (the stars of superhero franchises "Captain America" and "Guardians Of The Galaxy," respectively), two lucky hospitals had an awesome Super Bowl week.
Chris Pratt, who grew up in Washington, is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan. As seen above, he attended the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers in Seattle, watching with fellow Hawks fan Macklemore.
But his good friend Evans, who was born in Boston, is a huge New England Patriots fan.
After the Patriots won the NFC Championship game, he immediately had to get @ his frenemy on Twitter.
Pratt stirred the pot by posting this fantastic picture of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson photoshopped into Evans' "Captain America" garb with the caption, "There's Only One Captain America."
So they decided to turn their epic sports rivalry into an equally epic bet.
But not just any bet. They challenged each other to visit a children's hospital of their choice while dressed in their superhero costumes.
It was on!
See, superheroes can change the world in real life too!
At the end of day, though, it was clear that both hospitals came out on top.
"Thank you to @prattprattpratt for being a good sport. I'll be there with you at @chris_haven, and don't worry @seattlechildren, we'll be coming there too!" Evans tweeted.
But being a diehard Patriots fan, Evans had to take one more final, friendly knock at his friend's Seahawks... erm... "Seachickens."
Oh, memes, appropriate for every occasion.