Here’s the thing that makes life so interesting. The theory of evolution claims that only the strong shall survive. Maybe so, maybe so. But the theory of competition says just because they’re the strong, doesn’t mean they can’t get their [***] kicked. That’s right. See what every long shot, come-from-behind underdog will tell you is this: The other guy may, in fact, be the favorite. The odds may be stacked against you, fair enough. But what the odds don’t know is this isn’t a math test.
This is a completely different kind of test. One where passion has a funny way of trumping logic.
So, before you step up to the starting line, before the whistle blows, and the clock starts ticking, just remember, out here the results don’t always add up.
No matter what the stats may say, and the experts may think, and the commentators may have predicted, when the race is on, all bets are off.
Don’t be surprised if someone decides to flip the script and take a pass on yelling uncle. And then suddenly as the old saying goes, WE GOT OURSELVES A GAME! What’s your underdog success story?
Video and content credit: Spencer Jardine. “VERSUS 2009 Trailer – We got ourselves a game. Underdog commercial – with lyrics.” Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 18 Oct 2009. Web. 31 July 2015
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