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Bloody Leicester

Post by Malfie Henpox » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:52 pm

They're only going to win the Premier League.

Unbelievable.

5000/1 outsiders. Which I believe makes them the highest odds team/person to win anything, ever.

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Re: Bloody Leicester

Post by Grammatron » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:00 pm

This should be celebrated.

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Re: Bloody Leicester

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:01 pm

Is that a badminton team? Synchronized swimming?

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Re: Bloody Leicester

Post by ed » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:11 pm

Tipping?
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Re: Bloody Leicester

Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:01 pm

ed wrote:Tipping?
The great old sport of Moose Tipping just hasn't been the same since Grand Champion Sven Thordsen died in that tragic accident with that busload of mimes in '14
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:03 pm

Do the Brits go in for moose tipping at all?

Or do they tip something silly and British such as fallow deer. 8)
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Re: Bloody Leicester

Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:20 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Do the Brits go in for moose tipping at all?

Or do they tip something silly and British such as fallow deer. 8)
Brits prefer the more genteel sport of Vole Vaulting. It's a peculiarly British sport said to have been invented by the Earl of Salisbury in 1487. Its also played in some parts of the US, such as Northern Pennsylvania, but Americans tend to use a stuffed vole, which is far less challenging.
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:21 pm

And though the still call it Vole Vaulting, the Australian version involves an enraged dingo and is, frankly, a far manlier sport.
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Re: Bloody Leicester

Post by no one in particular » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:48 pm

My cousin, who's originally from the northern side of Leverington, offen chin-wags about his evenings playing Talley Husker with his local pub mates. Apparently it's a locally organized and even televised sport. Bugger me if I know what he's on about, but apparently one gets good and knackered from it.
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:13 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:Brits prefer the more genteel sport of Vole Vaulting.
Only the Sloan Rangers.

The Real Limeys stuff ferrets down their pants:

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:16 am

Well, yeah, it's most popular in Sloan. But the British Vole Vaulting Society (The BVVS) has chapters across the UK and parts of Canada except for Medicine Hat.
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Re: Bloody Leicester

Post by Malfie Henpox » Mon May 02, 2016 2:39 am

It's all theirs now, more or less. Incredible stuff.

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Post by Doctor X » Mon May 02, 2016 9:27 am

Prefer the Liverpool ownership:

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon May 02, 2016 3:32 pm

I was listening to them talk about it on NPR this morning. And one of their fans (described as having several Leicester tattoos) saying something to the effect that a year ago no one would have expected anyone outside of Leicester (much less American Jouranalists) to give a fuck about the club.

Interesting, actually. It's like if the Detroit Lions were in the Superbowl.
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Re: Bloody Leicester

Post by Grammatron » Mon May 02, 2016 6:42 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:I was listening to them talk about it on NPR this morning. And one of their fans (described as having several Leicester tattoos) saying something to the effect that a year ago no one would have expected anyone outside of Leicester (much less American Jouranalists) to give a fuck about the club.

Interesting, actually. It's like if the Detroit Lions were in the Superbowl.
I'm not sure you can do a comparison to NFL here. The worst team in NFL (Cleveland Browns
) has Vegas odds of 200/1.

Leicester odds were 5000/1 to win. That's the most lopsided underestimation ever.

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Post by Doctor X » Mon May 02, 2016 9:16 pm

One could have a debate on which has been the worse franchise: the Lions or the Browns. The Browns sort of "win," I think, for a number of reasons:
  • 1. When they finally started winning, they fired the Greatest Coach in NFL History.
    2. The team moved then has won two Super Bowls.
    3. See the Long, Long, Long list of failed QBs over the last decade.
    4. Even good moves backfire.
    5. They made moves that even Your Mom--who asks "who has the prettiest uniform" and why the pitcher does not "just tackle the runner before he reaches first?"--would recognize as suicidal: see "Johnny Football
    6. Cleveland.
The last probably clinches it. As sad of a Failed State Detroit has been and is, their teams have won something in the last decade or so. Detroit Lions, to Detroit, is rather like what the Patriots were to New England before, say, 1996--the red-headed younger-brother step-child that fans of other mediocre teams--see Red Sox/Bruins at that time--beat up for their milk money. They were a joke, everyone knew they were a joke, and they accepted it.

But why not, say, San Diego? Who last won with steroids before people knew what steroids were? Oakland? Perhaps, but Cleveland also has a long history of Moments of Failure that cause even Cubs fans to shake their heads. In the Last Good Super Bowl, a Cleveland Brown Malcolm Butler would have tried to run with the ball, been pushed back into the end zone for a safety, and Seattle would have then kicked a game winning field goal.

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Re: Bloody Leicester

Post by Malfie Henpox » Tue May 03, 2016 12:06 am

Confirmed as Champions now.

The bookies apparently had Kim Kardashian becoming US president at lower odds than Leicester winning the title.

By all accounts, they've taken a hammering. Doubt we'll see odds like that again.

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Re: Bloody Leicester

Post by Doctor X » Tue May 03, 2016 1:57 am

I would ask their opinion:

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but they cannot give it, being Irish terrorist supporters and all of that.

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Re: Bloody Leicester

Post by Grammatron » Tue May 03, 2016 4:15 am

Is it the odds were correctly calculate or was someone doing a really shitty job calculating said odds?