Tuber of the Week #5: The Underdog

Been beat up
Been broken down
Nowhere but up
When you're face down
On the ground
I'm in last place
If I place at all
But there's hope for this underdog! AA
Americans love underdogs. We relish in seeing a person or team win that was given no chance to succeed.

Whether you enjoyed Scotland’s Susan Boyle as she stunned the world with her recent unforgettable vocal performance on Britain’s Got Talent (the producers did an admirable job of helping to setup the scene), or you (like I do) watch the early round basketball games of the annual NCAA Tournament just hoping to see one small college (David) knock off a gigantic number-one-seeded state university (Goliath), we all cheer for the competitor(s) who is not favored.

A couple of years ago, the nation was treated to a fantastic underdog story that was set in a small high school gymnasium in Rochester, NY:

McElwain finished the only game of his career making seven shots and scoring 20 points.


Christopher said...

Sure, underdog stories are great, but there's nothing quite like total, overhwelming domination, either.

Of course, being a Chicago fan, I only have first hand experience with underdog stories.

Sandra G. said...

Thanks for the best blog post of the week, Slamdunk. What a story.

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for the kind words Sandra.