No, because he will once again be thinking wallet first. All it will mean is that the Buffs have a better team than they do now.Weird. Real gambling where one wants to make money over time requires a lot of dispassionate research. I could see a gambler being confident of his take on a program he follows closely because his research is already done--I question the dispassionate part, though. In any case, someday manhattan will take the over based on what he thinks about the team--will that make him a good fan?
Also, I don't think my opinion is all that weird. You're attempting to reframe Manhattan's bet as common among fans, when I don't believe it is. We could setup an easy poll and ask AllBuff fans, "Would you bet against the Buffs?". I'd be very surprised if "no" didn't win out by a large margin.