Perform two miracles and the Catholic Church may make you a saint. Perform just one and Leicester City may make you unemployed.
The NFL’s commitment to competitive balance isn’t an abstract idea. It will be taking the field for the Super Bowl shortly.
Barely three months into this season and Leicester’s impressive start had people welcoming the dawn of a new era: the era of a competitive Premier League. By Christmas time, the papers were full of hosannas for English football having become not just the richest league in the world, but also ‘the most open’. I wrote a piece for The Fan on why this is misleading and unhelpful nonsense. [Post Leicester’s win (which, not uniquely, I didn’t see coming), I’ve added some additional lessons learned at the end.]