Denial into Acceptance
We need to come to grips with the foregone conclusion that Liverpool will win the league. I’m past denying it and slamming Guinness (or Guinni in plural?) down my gullet and accepted this fate. However, I will not stand idly by and allow my Liverpool friends to celebrate without putting up a fight.
Another One – DJ Khalid
Liverpool last won the league 30 years ago in ‘89/’90. That’s a long time for “one of the world’s most successful clubs” to go without winning their league. I know your Liverpool friends are going to lose their minds once they win the league and you will never hear the end of it for the next five years. It is a nice reminder that we have won multiple titles since then; actually, a lot of things have happened multiple times since Liverpool last won the league. Here are a few you can remind them of:
- Kim Kardashian has been married three times
- Kanye West, Kim’s current hubby, has won 21 Grammy awards
- The least valuable MLB team, the Florida/Miami Marlins won two World Series trophies
- Two members of the Bush family served as the President of the United States
- There have been two global recessions (’91 and ’09)
- Manchester City spent seven seasons outside of the Premier League
Last time Liverpool last won the league…
- The world population was 5.33 billion in ’90. It’s now 7.78 billion
- We were eight years away from learning that Bill Clinton went a little too far with an intern in ’95 and ‘97
- We were four years away from the MLB strike from ’94-’95 leaving us without a World Series champion
- 21 of our first team members were not born yet
- Tesla wasn’t even a twinkle in Elon Musk’s eye, as the company wouldn’t be founded for another 13 years in ‘03. But the most damning of all stats…
- The average price for a pint of Guinness was €1.93, or $2.41
If I gave you $100 in May ’90 you could…
- It’s value today would nearly double at $199.67 due to inflation
- Buy 70.9 shares in Apple ($1.41/share) or 123.5 shares in Microsoft ($0.81/share)
- Buy two Nintendo NES systems priced at $50. Today, a Nintendo Switch costs $300.
The question of, “is the Premier League as competitive this year as in prior years?” It’s a fair question, but the success that Liverpool has seen this year cannot be questioned either. To put your mind at ease, remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was Liverpool. We will be back on top soon and it will be sooner than 30 years.
So, to my Liverpool friends that were even alive in ’89/’90, congrats. Make sure to call your parents and ask if they saved that VHS tape you recorded last time they won. They probably also have that Guinness they saved for you to drink the next time you won the league. Enjoy the drink, I’m sure it’ll go down smooth.