Earlier this month, the soccer team Leicester City F.C. won the U.K.’s Premier League Championship, defying the predictions of statisticians and bookmakers, which gave the team a 1 in 5,000 chance of victory. Despite the odds, Leicester City F.C. continued to outperform analysts’ expectations and finally clinched the title on May 2.
Today, they will be celebrated in a parade through Leicester, a city in the Eastern Midlands region of the United Kingdom, which is expected to draw a crowd of up to 100,000. The team’s underdog story has already sparked interest in a Hollywood film adaptation.
- What is it about underdog stories that inspires us?
- Are you ever affected by people’s expectations of you?
- When have you beaten the odds in your life?