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Be truthful - you sometimes root for the underdog, don’t you? Whether it’s football, baseball, or basketball; whether it’s college ball or professional players, you root for the underdog, don’t you?


I do too. Except maybe if it’s the home team. These days it seems like if we’re rooting for the underdog we’re rooting for either the Chargers or the Padres. I know that’s the way last season’s Padres were - underdogs. And this season’s Chargers are also the underdogs, even when they’re favored.


I don’t know why you root for an underdog, but I know why I do - I can identify with the underdog. Aren’t there times in your life when you feel like the champion teenage underdog, David, going against the champion ‘most-favored-to win’ giant, Goliath of Gath?

There are times when I root for the underdog because I want to see a giant toppled; when the New England Patriot’s were having such a good season in 2006, winning every game and leading the race for the Super Bowl, didn’t you want to see the Chargers be the ones to knock them off? They didn’t that year, but they have the last two years.


Whenever I watched the Padres last season, I wanted them to win in the worst way so they wouldn’t be last in the division or even last in all of major league baseball. Well, they weren’t last - only third from the bottom.


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