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Leicester City, the Unlikeliest of Winners

Much to everyone’s disbelief, the Leicester City soccer club was crowned the champion of the English Premier League Monday.
The team’s opportunities last summer were small, to say the least. Back then, William Hill, a British betting group, put the likelihood of this Foxes of Leicester City, a fledgling team located two hours north of London, of winning at 5,000-to-1. Essentially, the group had a .0002 percentage likelihood of being the best team in the league of 20. Except for the 25 people who wager a combined total of only $243 on the group through William Hill, no one expected this from Leicester City.
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Here’s some perspective: William Hill after place the odds of Elvis being found alive and well at 2,000-to-1 and also an acknowledgment from the U.S. government the first moon landing was faked at 500-to-1.
And a few more standpoint, from ESPN:
Not only did the Foxes have a 13-game winless run last season, they had been just six points from being relegated to a lower degree of competition. Leicester City wasn’t even in the Premier League 2 decades ago. The club earned marketing to England’s top soccer league beginning in the 2014-15 year for the first time in ten years.
In the world of overused sports tropes, declaring a success”one of the greatest upsets in history” is a sin that is common. But in this circumstance, this really is the largest upset in modern sports history.

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