The World Cup kicks off in less than three weeks and Team USA has a 259-to-1 chance of winning the whole thing. (Quick, cue the video)
In other words, your money is probably safer elsewhere. As seen on sports betting/news hub Betfair, you can apparently wager on just about anything, from obscure sports such as darts and snooker to international political races to crap reality television like “Big Brother” or even the weather. Yes, the weather. Seriously, you can bet on almost anything.
And at 259-to-1, anything is a better bet than the boys in red, white and blue bringing home the trophy. Let’s take a look at some far-fetched things that actually have a better chance of happening than Team USA winning it all:
The Minnesota Twins winning the American League pennant: 84-to-1
Minnesota Vikings winning the Super Bowl: 99-to-1
Vikings winning the NFC Championship: 29-to-1
California Chrome winning the Triple Crown: 5-to-4
Andrew Talansky (the most favored American) winning the Tour de France: 249-to-1
Hillary Clinton winning the 2016 presidential election: 5-to-4
Sarah Palin winning the 2016 presidential election: 79-to-1
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobucher winning the Democratic nomination for the 2016 Presidential election: 64-to-1
Ricky Martin being the winning judge on The Voice: 7-to-5
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