Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick (Perfectly) Have Same Vegas Odds for Time Person of the Year

Two others are more likely to win the distinction, however

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Well, would you look at that! Donald Trump and his least-favorite football player have the same Las Vegas odds to be named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2017.

Both the POTUS and Colin Kaepernick are listed at 4/1 odds to be bestowed the distinction. That means a successful bet of $1 on either would pay out $4.

While those odds make the unlikely duo among the favorites to win, neither is among the Top 2. The frontrunner is France’s president Emmanuel Macron, who at 2/3 (bet $3 to win $2)  is the only one listed at better than even-money. The entire #MeToo movement is next at 2/1 (wager $1 to win $2).

Time’s Person of the Year is one deemed to have had the most significant impact on current events over the last year. It is not, per common misunderstanding, a statement of approval for the named person. So for the kind of person who likes to play the “Don’t Pass” line on a craps table, could we interest you in Kim Jong-Un 9/1?

Other notable options running the gamut include Conor McGregor at 15/1, Trump’s (reported) BFF Vladimir Putin at 25/1, both the ACLU and Barack Obama at 30/1, Mark Zuckerberg at 70/1 and Tom Brady at 75/1. Or how about Jimmy Kimmel at 120/1? That’s a (super) long-shot TheWrap can get behind.

Below are all the lines, courtesy of Bovada.

Time Magazine – 2017 Person of the Year
Emmanuel Macron                                 2/3
#MeToo                                                2/1
Mohammed bin Salman                         4/1
Colin Kaepernick                                   4/1
Elon Musk                                            4/1
Donald Trump                                       4/1
Kim Jong-Un                                         9/1
Angela Merkel                                       10/1
Conor McGregor                                   15/1
Rodrigo Duterte                                    20/1
Vladimir Putin                                        25/1
The American Civil Liberties Union         30/1
Barack Obama                                      30/1
Pope Francis                                        30/1
The Dreamers                                        40/1
Raccip Tayyip Erdogan                         45/1
The White Helmets                                 45/1
Jean-Claude Juncker                             50/1
Axel Navalny                                        50/1
Nigel Farage                                         60/1
Mark Zuckerberg                                   70/1
Tom Brady                                            75/1
Theresa May                                         75/1
Serena Williams                                     75/1
Bashar al Assad                                    100/1
Narendra Modi                                      100/1
Aung San Suu Kyi                                 100/1
Jimmy Kimmel                                      120/1
Jeremy Corbyn                                      125/1
Anders Fogh Rasmussen                       125/1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic                                 150/1
Marine Le Pen                                       150/1
Martin Schulz                                        150/1
Nicola Sturgeon                                    150/1

Even Trump probably wouldn’t bet on Trump this year.

On Friday, the leader of the free world baffled the internet with a tweet that said “Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot.

“I said probably is no good and took a pass,” he wrote. “Thanks anyway!”

While Time Magazine didn’t say Trump was lying about the phone call, it did say he was “incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year.”

Trump was Time’s Person of the Year for 2016, and if he were selected for 2017, he would be only the second person to be named two years in a row. The first was Richard Nixon, who was POTY in 1971 by himself and in 1972 alongside his National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger, just as the Watergate scandal was beginning to gain steam.

We’ll find out the winner on December 6, when this particular annual issue of Time is published.