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Underdogs

Why I'm Raising My Son to Be a Mets Fan

Evan Mandery | Posted 06.06.2015 | Sports
Evan Mandery

My legacy to him is a passion for a profoundly inept team. He reached sports maturity just in time to watch the Mets get awful; since his seventh birthday they've gone 453-519.

Fear the Underdog

Joe De Sena | Posted 05.30.2015 | Sports
Joe De Sena

Tis the season of the bracket buster, the upset story, the Cinderella team. Tis the season when we turn on the TV rooting for no one and, in the final seconds, find ourselves shouting for a team we know nearly nothing about.

As the Sports World Turns: Underdog to Top Dog and Back

Ginny Gilder | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports
Ginny Gilder

Last Monday night I watched the Stanford women's basketball team, ranked a mere sixth in the country, defend their current streak of 27 home court wins against the University of Connecticut's powerhouse squad.

Photographer Merges Cats and Owners In A Freaky Feline Photoseries

Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.08.2014 | Good News

To the delight of cat ladies everywhere, there is now a photo series that merges cat owners with their cats, and the results look weirdly natural. ...

Who Will Be John Mayer's Next Girlfriend?

Ted McCagg | Posted 05.07.2014 | Comedy
Ted McCagg

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The Clearance Kids

e.E. Charlton-Trujillo | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

These kids are collectibles. Their value has yet to be set. Their stories represent a new American voice -- the voices of those who can never be counted out.

Turning Disadvantage Into Advantage

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Mousa Alshanteer

In his most recent bestseller, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Malcolm Gladwell encourages a different understanding of adversity -- to recognize disadvantages as genuine advantages.

LOOK: Amazing Portraits Of Dogs Dressed Like Their Owners

Posted 06.27.2013 | Weird News

Man's best friend gets the designer treatment in an amazing series of portraits that feature dogs dressed identically to their owners. Depicted with h...

How My Daughter Fought Cancer Like Rocky

Jay Scott | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

By their very definition, an underdog is a person who is expected to lose in a contest or conflict, they are the unlikely hero, the person in the posi...

Is Carla Gugino the Jeremy Lin of Actresses?

Rick Schwartz | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

Gugino moves seamlessly from family films to horror to studio blockbusters to tiny independent movies to theatre. That would be like Lin playing all week for the Knicks, suiting up for the Liberty on weekends and hitting the local Y late night just to keep his game sharp.

Jeremy Lin and What It Means to Be an Underdog

Seth Engel | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education
Seth Engel

One of the novelties of Lin's story is that he went to Harvard as a basketball player and then, despite his diploma, persevered as a basketball player after graduating. He represents the ultimate victory of the jock over the nerd.

What Tim Tebow Can Learn from Jeremy Lin

Malcom Glenn | Posted 04.14.2012 | Denver
Malcom Glenn

Tim Tebow is a superstar masquerading as an underdog. He's been a winner at the highest level his entire life. Should we really be surprised that he's a winner in the NFL, too? Lin, however, is the ultimate underdog.

Long Shots

Colleen Becker | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Colleen Becker

With every election, individuals with little or no chance of success willingly take on the significant financial burden and unyielding workload that comes with running a local, state or national campaign. Why do they do it?

Success for Dummies

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Morris

There is something important to be learned from Jeff Dunham's improbable rise. Passion and belief are often able to create a path forward where none may exist.

We're Cute Too! The Most Underrated Adorable Animals (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Certain animals have a stigma about them and just don't get enough credit. This week, HuffPost Green thought we'd give a little bit of love to the cut...

Let's Hear It For the Longshot: The Appeal Of The Underdog

divinecaroline.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

I'm among the millions who watched Boyle's performance and found myself getting both teary-eyed and incredibly inspired. (If you haven't yet seen it y...