Thursday, June 18, 2009

When Underdogs had a Chance

In Put The Surprise Back In Sports Frank Deford laments the loss of surprise underdog wins in sports today. I understand how he feels. It's probably part of the the reason I don't enjoy professional sports as much as I did as a child. Nowadays, the outcome seems almost predetermined as the favored teams win virtually all the time. In addition, outstanding performance requires excessive dedication, and unfortunately, in some cases, performance enhancing aids.

When I was a kid, a common saying was that on any given day any team could beat another team. Upsets by underdogs used to happen often enough to make watching and playing sports exciting and fun. Talent, love of sports, and team spirit seemed to be the big drivers for athletes.

I truly miss watching athletes and sports from a generation ago.

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