WHAT a weekend it was for sport and supposed no-hopers!
Increasingly, and sadly, money rules in all walks of life. Sport, at the elite end, is one of the worst examples.
So, no wonder there was widespread rejoicing when Leicester City won the Premiership – and with two games to spare.
They are not exactly short of a bob or two if reports of the Thai owner's billionaire status are correct.
Nevertheless, compared to the cachet of the top London and Manchester clubs Leicester are downbeat and unfashionable.
For once money didn't talk as Claudio Ranieri and his players set the pace and then refused to falter.
Not only that but they triumphed using an apparently outdated 4-4-2 formation and eschewing possession football.
The no-hopers turned football on its head.
Compared with what has rather lavishly been described as the greatest sporting upset of all times, the unexpected weekend wins of Brian Stuard and Li Haotong were low key.
Stuard came through a hopelessly weather-disrupted Zurich Classic to win a play-off after 54 holes.
Li beat Felipe Aguilar by three shots to land the Volvo China Open.
As neither Stuard (PGA Tour) nor Li (European Tour) had won previously, not too many would have invested in them in the run-up to their tournaments.
It's safe to suggest that Li's victory may be the more significant in the long term.
He is still just 20, and his triumph in Beijing had the galleries in raptures.
China is still awaiting its first global sporting superstar, but if Li delivers he will be Real Madrid not Leicester City.
The United States is a huge country, but a mere dwarf compared with China, which has an estimated population of 1.4 billion.
I don't for a minute believe Li will become China's Tiger Woods, but if he did the implications for him, and the sport, would be enormous.
The salaries being paid to big name footballers in the Chinese Super League are out of all proportion to the qualify of the product. Li's income, if he can keep winning tournaments, will shoot in the same direction.
For this old Devel, however, the joy of sport is not about millionaires, but instead witnessing no-hopers occasionally having their day in the sun.
The Devel's Advocate is our resident golf blogger. With long experience of covering golf there aren't many issues he doesn't have an opinion on!