Who is Mattress Mack? Houston furniture tycoon vents out at Phillies fans after Game 3 loss

Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale was in no mood to apologize and said, 'I’m standing up for my boys'

Who is Mattress Mack? Houston furniture tycoon vents out at Phillies fans after Game 3 loss
Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale who is a big fan of Houston Astros cursed at Phillies fans after Game 3 of the World Series (Mattress Mack/Twitter)
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HOUSTON, TEXAS: Owner of Houston’s Gallery Furniture Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale is a well-known Houston Astros fan and respected by the entire sporting community, however, the entrepreneur lost his cool and was seen cursing after a game. The TikTok clip that has gone viral since it was posted, shows Mack going at opponent team Philadelphia Phillies fans at Citizen Bank Park for Game 3 of the World Series.

He opened up to Fox26 about the entire episode, and why he lost his cool. "Some drunk guy says, 'Hey, why don’t you have all of the Astros pull off their jerseys and show the buzzers they got on them,'" Mack recalled. "Then, [the heckler] says, 'Altuve will never make the Hall of Fame because he’s the biggest cheater ever'. That’s when I lost my composure and had to say a few words to him," added Mack.

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Mack further said, "I was told by several people, this is some of the worst fans ever, and I underestimated just how bad they are. We’ll live through it and we’ll win tonight. Hopefully, that will calm them down." "Philly is okay. Most of the fans are nice, quite a few are belligerent, however. When they start chanting Astros suck, or when Yankee fans chant Astros suck, or even Astros fans chanting the other team sucks, that’s not necessary. It’s just a baseball game. We’ll live to play another day," stated the 71-year-old businessman.

Mack was in no mood to apologize and said, "I’m standing up for my boys." He advised Phillies fans, "Don’t be drunk at baseball games and make a** out of yourself." However, he had no bad blood for them and in a recent Facebook post announced that he is offering 18 tickets to Phillies fans who are living in Houston to go and watch Game 4 of the World Series from his suite at NRG Stadium, reports Chron.

"We're going to invite nine pair of Eagles fans who live in Houston to call Gerald's number. His number is 832-673-1532. Tell Gerald why you're a huge Eagles fan, and he'll vet you out," McIngvale informed, as per the report. "If you vet out, he will give nine pair of tickets out to Eagles fans to go to our suite. All the while, go Stros! Go Texans!"

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Interestingly, Mattress Mack is widely known for betting huge in sports, and he currently has a $10 million riding on the Astros to win the World Series, which would fetch him a whopping record $75 million payout in case Houston bags the Commissioner’s Trophy. Currently, Philadelphia Eagles lead 2-1.

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Mattress Mack's net worth is estimated to be around $310 million, while creating a million-dollar empire, claims acknowledge.

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