By Bill Maher
If you’re a sports fan, you’ve probably been hearing the story of Leicester City in the English Premier League, even if you aren’t a big fan of “futbol.” Which I’m not. But get this: the English Premier league is like Major League Baseball on steroids. It has no salary cap, no draft, and gives zero help to the smaller clubs. The result is a completely unequal league, where the rich teams are collections of international all-stars that dominate every year, and the poorer teams are full of scrappy second-tier players who don’t have much of a chance to break .500.
Enter Leicester City, one of those poorer teams without a single big name star, at least at the start of the season. On Monday, they clinched the English Premiere League title, making them the most unlikely winner sports bookies have ever taken bets on. At the start of the season their odds of winning the title were 5000 to 1. Other odds being given at the betting houses? 2000-1 for Elvis being found alive, or Kim Kardashian winning the presidency in 2020. Or, to give you some perspective, the Cleveland Browns odds to win the Super Bowl next year? 250-1.
People who say Trump can’t win the presidency are not only wrong, but are often the same people who were recently telling us that Trump couldn’t win any primaries, or the nomination. This is a strange time, and a strange country, with a strange Republican Party, and events between now and November can change everything. And as Leicester City proves, anything is possible, even when the establishment is stacked against you.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to put $100 down on Kim Kardashian to win in 2020. Because they said the Republican Party couldn’t do worse than George Bush, and we got Sarah Palin. They said we couldn’t do worse than Sarah Palin, and we got Trump. Kim Kardashian isn’t a joke. She’s a trend.