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Archive: underdog miracles

Finding a formula

Everybody loves a winner and that is why we were all compelled by the upset. It was one of those events that not only affected the sport but also affected the country.

By Eric Schaeffer | February 21, 2010; 07:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hope For Us All

What fuels our love affair with the underdog? The potential winner in all of us leaps for joy when the unexpected contestant seizes the day. If he could do it, so can I!

By Patricia McGuire | February 21, 2010; 05:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Despite All Odds

Most of the time success seems out of reach, meant only for those who already have an advantage--the biggest, brightest, most beautiful, most connected, etc. Underdog stories, such as the year the little known men's basketball team from George Mason University made it to the NCAA Final Four, make us smile.

By Virginia Bianco-Mathis | February 20, 2010; 08:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

An underdog win gives us hope

It is human nature for us to want the underdogs to win amazing victories against stronger opponents in sports or other endeavors. It gives us hope--if this athlete or politician or business owner or performer can succeed in spite of overwhelming odds, maybe we, too, can overcome the challenges in our own lives.

By Jan Scruggs | February 19, 2010; 09:26 AM ET | Comments (2)

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