In Back to the Future - Part II, Biff brings a copy of Gray's Sports Almanac back to his earlier self in 1955.
Old Biff: [about the copy of "Grey's Sports Almanac" from the future] The information in here is worth millions. And I'm giving it to you.
Young Biff: [sarcastically] That's very nice. Thank you very much. Now, why don't you make like a tree and get outta here?
Old Biff: [smacks his younger self] It's "leave", you idiot! "Make like a tree, and leave"! You sound like a damn fool when you say it wrong!
Young Biff: All right, then leave! And take your book with you!
Old Biff turns on the car radio and as they listen to the final seconds of a football game, dares Young Biff to bet a million dollars that the currently losing team will win 19 to 17. When the sports announcer calls off the final score, Young Biff is convinced.
So Young Biff starts betting heavily and makes millions as a young man. But wouldn't his "luck" run out after a while?
Several possible outcomes can occur from just a few small changes caused by Biff using the sports almanac. Here are some.
Middle-aged Biff buys a winning professional sports team and mismanages it into bankruptcy and fires all the players and managers who he doesn't like. The once winning team now loses one game after another. Biff loses lots of money. (And is eventually caught betting against his own team.)
Because of the Butterfly Effect in Chaos Theory, if you make a small change at any point in history, and eventually those small changes affect more and more events until the timeline no longer looks like what it could have become. Biff sneezes, which leads to a freak snowstorm a few months later that strands a sports team from going to its next game. The game is cancelled and anybody who bet heavily on it loses big time. Biff loses money.
A football player who would have signed up for the Dallas Cowboys joins the Denver Broncos instead after word gets out that Biff, "the luckiest man in the world", bet heavily against the Cowboys for the entire season. The player's decision affects the outcome of all games played by both the Cowboys and the Broncos for all future seasons. Biff loses money.