Monday, May 2, 2016

Leicester City

I don’t watch soccer except when it’s the World Cup and even then I just get involved in a prediction pool and wait to see the results.
But there has been a lot of attention this year for the Premier League as Leicester City has won the Championship.
At the beginning of the season the odds were 5,000-to-1 that they would win.
Actor Tom Hanks has said he has money on this happening.
Not sure how much he may or may not have bet but a $100 wager is worth $500,000.
How big is it to be a 5,000-to-1 underdog?
Team USA beating Russia in the 1980 Olympics was probably at 10-to-1.
William Hill is a bookmaker in England and are famous for taking bets on more than just sports.
The odds on Simon Cowell becoming Prime Minister is 500-to-1.
Loch Ness Monster to be discovered is 500-to-1.
Kim Kardashian for US President in 2020 is 2,000-to-1.
Elvis is found alive is 2,000-to-1.
Leicester City at 5,000-to-1 is the longest of longshot odds.