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Leicester City Officially Champions Despite Long Odds

BBC

BBC

BBC

Despite the growth of soccer in America, there are still plenty of people who haven’t paid attention to the English Premier League. That changed this season thanks to the best underdog story in sports. Leicester City, who was 5,000:1 before the season started officially won the league today thanks to a blown lead by Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham was up 2-0 at halftime today against Chelsea and needed to win its last three games to have a chance to ruin Leicester City’s dream season. However, Chelsea scored with just seven minutes to go to force the tie and give the championship to Leicester. Whether you’re a soccer fan or not you have to admit this scene is pretty damn cool:

So we’re going with 2016 as the year of the underdogs winning stuff? That has to mean good things for Kentucky football, right? Right.

 

Article written by Bobby Reagan

One time representative of UK at SEC 3v3 basketball championships. Northern Yankee living the Kentucky dream. Follow me @uklefty22

11 Comments for Leicester City Officially Champions Despite Long Odds



  1. RICKSVD
    6:26 pm May 2, 2016 Permalink

    Who cares. Never will care about the grass fairies.



    • JoeMoney333
      10:12 am May 3, 2016 Permalink

      Yet, here you are… #Irony



  2. go back to caneyville
    7:07 pm May 2, 2016 Permalink

    I know why people haven’t been following the story. In the wise words of Kenny Powers “in America, everyone hates soccer, and honestly I think that’s the way it should be.” Not to mention that soccer is the official sport of the Taliban.



    • JoeMoney333
      10:12 am May 3, 2016 Permalink

      Totally! I heard Obama likes soccer! Terrorist play Soccer! #Trump2016 #MakeAmericaHateAgain!



  3. Broski
    7:39 pm May 2, 2016 Permalink

    That game was incredible. Hazard’s equalizer was beautifully finished.



  4. bakju keha
    9:00 am May 3, 2016 Permalink

    i just love when people see the word soccer they automatically cringe and have to say they hate it. you have probably never played/watched a second of it in your fat life. it is the world most popular sport and its the fastest growing sport in america soooooooo i mean not everyone hates it. move along now kids and use your steroids and be fat for your big boy football which you never will make it anywhere with bc you arent 6’3 and can’t run a 4.2 40.

    grass fairies… so original



    • go back to caneyville
      10:38 am May 3, 2016 Permalink

      Oh no, I’ve actually watched soccer. I’ve given it a chance and I still hate it. Something about grown men rolling around in the grass and grabbing their shin or ankle after someone bumps into them is really annoying. Think about the kids that played soccer when you went to high school (if you’re young enough that your school actually made the mistake of adding soccer as an option). Ok, now think about the kids that played the big 3. What you basically have is all the kids who aren’t as athletic, tough, or skilled enough to play basketball, baseball, or football, versus the ones who are. That’s why soccer has been so slow to catch on here in Kentucky, and for the rest of the country as well. Best athletes play the big 3, third string kids play soccer. Not saying this is the case for every single athlete, there’s always a few exceptions, but this is pretty much the model for every high school I’ve seen in the state. America doesn’t like soccer because the product we put on the field isn’t as competitive as what we have for other sports. Sorry if it hurts your feelings but if it does, I’m guessing you played soccer or your kids do. It’s gotta be hard looking in the mirror and admitting you’re just not as good as the rest.



    • catdaddyd
      10:40 am May 3, 2016 Permalink

      All the skinny people in 3rd world countries love soccer. The only way it will be #1 sport in the #1 country is if we continue to let illegals cross the border freely, and Obama lets the refugees / Isis in as well.



    • madarchitect
      12:57 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

      I wonder what the adult rate of diabetes is for soccer players versus players that play your “big three”?



  5. BigBlue2U
    10:32 am May 3, 2016 Permalink

    Truly one of the most amazing sports stories to happen in YEARS. This is even more amazing than the US Hockey Team defeating Russia in the “Miracle on Ice” game, because it wasn’t just a one-off situation. It’s more impressive than a Triple Crown winner, because it’s about longevity. It’s not about a team “getting hot” at tourney time and pulling off a run of 5-6 wins to get to the championship. Leicester City did this over the course of 36 GAMES, defeating some of the juggernauts of not just soccer but of WORLD SPORT like Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, etc. Those aforementioned teams are not only highly profitable, but incredibly successful. They buy the best talent the way that Calipari recruits the best talent…they get the best of the best. Yet little Leicester City, who were only promoted from the “minor leagues” 2 years ago, beat them all. Absolutely incredible!!!!



    • madarchitect
      1:00 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

      I admire your attempt at using logic to influence small-minded folks.