Former NFL coach hits rich Pick Six

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Former NFL head coach Mike Tice knows his horses.
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Former NFL coach Mike Tice may have found a more lucrative — albeit risky — way to make a living.

The former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, most recently the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator in 2012 before being let go in January, connected big time at Del Mar Surfside Race Place on Thursday in Southern California, nailing the only winning ticket on the Pick Six. The payoff was more than $100,000.

"I'm a horse guy. Belmont and Saratoga started, and throughout my football life, I've never been able to play them because I've always been in training camp," Tice told

Oh, and the winning horse in Race 4 was named Tebowing.

This sure beats a previous way Tice found to earn some extra scratch.

In 2005, Tice was fined $100,000 — that number, again — for organizing and profiting from a Super Bowl ticket scalping operation within the Vikings organization. He later admitted that these charges were true and the NFL fined him $100,000. At the time it was the largest fine ever handed down to a head coach in league history.

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