With today's victory in the Super Bowl, the New Orleans Saints have proven that occasionally the "Underdog" can and will win.
This started me thinking about the fact that I was cheering for the underdog, without really thinking about it! I have no real interest in either team. I don't follow football at all and generally only watch the Super Bowl game each year.
I probably cheer for the underdog because of a sense of fairness, or desire to level the playing field. Everybody should get a chance to win.
But is cheering for the underdog kind of stupid ? Is this like supporting a bad mechanic who never quite fixes your car completely, or supporting a plumber who can't quite fix all the leaks ? Food for thought isn't it. Did I cheer against success ?
In the Super Bowl, I cheered for the underdog, but they won. Now, doesn't that make them the best team ? Go figure.
Do you think there are a lot of people cheering for the underdog ? I think there is lots who do. From nursery rhymes like "the little engine that could", to those who love the Rocky movies, these stories inspire hope that we can overcome the odds to be happy and successful in whatever we do.
Do you cheer for the underdog ?
Your comments and thoughts are always appreciated.
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