It seems that bookmakers haven’t learned their lesson. After taking the Premier League by storm last season, Leicester City is again a massive underdog at 50,000:1 odds to win the Super Bowl this season.
“We are fairly confident in offering this bet,” said one British oddsmaker. “The chances are quite miniscule that Leicester City can depart the Premier League, enter the NFL, and then win the Super Bowl. Then again, after what they did last year, who knows? Maybe we have made a huge mistake.”
Leicester City pulled off one of the greatest underdog stories in sports history last season, and that has had some fans pulling out their wallets and placing their bets.
“Listen, I don’t want to hear about how it is a different kind of football,” said one hardcore Leicester City fan after placing his bet. “As long as we’ve got Jamie Vardy, we can whip anybody out there at anything.”